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  •  Lincoln School is a K-12 setting, within the Cranford Public Schools that is committed to providing Special Education Services to students from within the Cranford Public Schools and the surrounding communities.  Lincoln School was established as an alternative setting for classified students who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to the traditional school environment.

    We offer a strong academic program while providing behavioral support and therapeutic intervention.  Our intention is to provide an academic curriculum that is aligned with the

    Common Core State Standards in an environment that is flexible to meet the needs of our students.   Our curriculum targets personalized learning and we strive to provide our students with the academic, social and emotional skills necessary to be successful within the school setting and to be positive and active contributors to society.


    A structured behavior management system helps to monitor student progress and systematically award privileges.  A firm, fair and consistent approach is used by the entire staff. Our school includes a strong, therapeutic component and students are encouraged to be active participants in the therapeutic process.  



    Letter from the Anti-Bullying Coordinator 

    Cranford HIB Letter from the Anti-Bullying Coordinator



    November 2019

    Novemeber 5- Tuesday

    No School for Students/ Staff full PD day

    November 7 and 8 Thursday/ Friday

    No School NJEA Convention

    November 27- Wednesday

    Single Session for Students/Staff

    November 28-29 Thursday/Friday

    No School Thanksgiving Recess

    turkey day



    December 2019

    December 20- Friday

    Single session for Students/Staff

    December 23-Jan 1

    No School-  Winter recess

    holiday           gift

    Jan 2-Thursday  Return to School

                                                       Playground opening


    Lincoln School is very excited about our new playground.  Thanks to the generous donation from the Union County Freeholders.  Lincoln School inaugurated our new playground on Friday, October 26, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by our students, Dr. Rubin and the Union County Freeholders.


    With tons of options such as slides, a couch see saw, monkey bars and a mini merry go round, our new playground will provide our students with a wonderful outlet to climb, run and play with one another.  Thank you to Freeholder Al Mirabelli and the Union County Freeholders for making it happen.




    Lincoln School taking a trip to Jardine Academy with Santa, Elf and the Cranford Cougar. 

    Santa Cougar flexing

    Santa Hug presents

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    jardine2 Police elf





    Dr. Rubin and Mr. Rafaniello congratulating Ms. Murach for being named Lincoln School Teacher of the Year. We are so proud of you Ms. M!

    Ms. Murach  Murach 2






    Ducky Race  












    Thank you to Lincoln School Art students in Mrs. Polyviou's class for drawing posters for the Hanson Park Conservancy's 7th Annual Rubber Ducky Race at Sperry Park in Cranford.  


    Garden Grant  















    Students of the Cranford Achievement Middle Program have started growing vegetables at Lincoln School.  Lincoln School was recently approved by the Union County "Kids Dig In" school grant program. The grant program provided the funds and assistance necessary for the Middle School students to grow and harvest vegetable for their families and members of the Cranford community. 

    2016-17 HIB Self-Assessment Data

    Cranford Public Schools are committed to providing a safe and caring school community. Please see this message from Dr. Paul E. Ward, the district anti-bullying coordinator, and the related 2016-17 HIB Self-Assessment Data. The letter contains details on how to provide parent and community feedback on the self-assessment. 

    Letter From Dr. Ward

    2016-2017 Self Assessment

    Regulation #5331R for Managing Food Allergies 

    Recently there were changes to school policy regarding in-class celebrations.  

    For details, please click here:





    Arts and Crafts with Lincoln School students






    For Volunteer Week, Jadine Academy took a visit to Lincoln School. Students and staff helped assist in various arts and crafts projects for the day.  







    We would like to also thank all the students that participated in our Teen Arts Contest. The CAMP program had a student come in First place for his age group! Congratulations Mrs. Polyviou and continue the great work in our arts department. 



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