Since its founding in 1966, Kingsway has evolved and expanded its services to better meet the needs of South Jersey’s children and families. What began as an offshoot of the New Jersey Association for Children with Learning Disabilities that provided a morning nursery program has grown into a robust alternative educational environment designed specifically for the academic, therapeutic, social, and emotional development of students with multiple disabilities. Students ages 3 through 21 benefit from Kingsway’s philosophy of education which is rooted in two core beliefs: the child comes first, and all children can learn. In the spirit of evolving to meet the needs of the community, Kingsway relocated its Primary and Secondary programs, previously located in Haddonfield and Moorestown, respectively, to one 73,000-square-foot location in Voorhees.
Kingsway’s interior layout strategically locates classrooms and break out areas to take advantage of natural light and views of lushly landscaped surroundings, while paying attention to student needs. Students are guided through the space by a sensory trail which runs throughout the Center without obstruction. Colored walls and floor tile—lime green in Elementary Program spaces and blue in Secondary spaces—denote program and space typology and facilitate wayfinding for students. Gradation in color communicates hierarchy of space; colored floor tiles are more concentrated in break out areas and classroom entrances and more pixelated in corridors and classrooms. To provide relief from the indoor environment, ceilings in break out areas are open to expose the structure and let in natural light.