The Elementary School program serves children in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Our curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Learning Standards. Modifications and accommodations are made to meet the learning and communication needs of our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children at the annual review meeting to develop their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Classes are self-contained and include the traditional academic offerings of Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health, with multiple periods of English & Language Arts daily. Students attend special classes in ASL Literacy, Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts. Additional services include adaptive physical education, speech & language, counseling, and audiological testing. Our bilingual philosophy of English and American Sign Language in instruction enables our students to access all aspects of learning through both the visual and auditory learning channels.
Special programming is available for students with additional disabilities. Al classes are taught by appropriately certified instructors who have special training in working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students with multiple disabilities. This program meets the distinct needs of students by providing individualized instruction through direct communication with a low student to adult ratio.
Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as the Educational Resource Center, Girl Scouts, storytelling, assemblies, and field trips provide our students with additional learning opportunities.
All students participate in the state required assessments of student achievement through the New Jersey Learning Assessments or Dynamic Learning Maps. At the end of fourth grade our students are ready and eager for the challenges of the Middle School Program.