Mission & History

Cambridge Mission and History

Our Mission

“Cambridge School was founded on the belief that every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education. We are committed to providing that education in a warm, nurturing and individualized learning environment for children who learn differently. Our mission is to prepare each student with the necessary academic, personal and social skills to succeed.”

Our History

In 2001, Deb and Jim Peters founded Cambridge School based on their belief that every child deserves the opportunity for an excellent education. They wanted to provide that education for bright students who learned differently. The Peters envisioned a school for children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, and executive function difficulties, among others. The school would be:

  • Built on evidence-based research
  • Focused on early intervention starting in Kindergarten
  • Fully accredited for parental quality assurance


Cambridge School opened its doors in 2001 to 10 bright and eager students who struggled in a traditional academic setting. The original school was located at 62 South Main Street in Pennington, New Jersey. Due to rapid growth in the first few years, the school moved to its current campus in 2004.

In 2015, an Upper School (grades 9 – 12) was established, and the 
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools issued a new Certificate of Accreditation to Cambridge School, for grades K – 12, through May 2021.

Today, Cambridge School continues to thrive with approximately 150 students. Cambridge is a school where teaching, learning, and personal relationships are paramount. At Cambridge School, students’ powers of curiosity and imagination are stimulated and their academic, personal, and social needs are supported. Students are given opportunities to investigate their interests, acquire confidence in their abilities, believe in their intrinsic worth, and develop the skills necessary to succeed.  Cambridge School is truly a dream come true!

If you’re interested in learning more about Cambridge School, a unique school for children who learn differently, please contact us to schedule a visit.