Hopewell School is a 5 Star Rated Step Up to Quality preschool. Center-based services are provided for children ages 3-5 with focus on developmentally appropriate educational opportunities in the classrooms.
Hopewell School has 3 preschool classrooms made up of children with disabilities and typically developing peers. The children attend preschool all day Monday-Thursday. The school provides speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, and adaptive physical education in order to meet the individual needs of all students.
The overall goal for all preschool children is to provide them with every experience possible in order to gain skills to prepare them for kindergarten. The preschool staff work closely with the public school in order to make the transition to kindergarten as smooth as possible for all students.
Hopewell School offers two school age classrooms for students ages 6-21. Classes are provided for children who meet the eligibility requirements for students with multiple disabilities and their IEP team has determined that Hopewell School is the least restrictive environment for the student.
The school age teachers use the Attainment Curriculum which focuses on academics, social skills, self-care skills, life skills and communication. Throughout the day you may see the students doing laundry, identifying money, shredding paper, sorting silverware, and working on hygiene skills. The school provides speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, and adaptive physical education in order to meet the individual needs of all students.
The overall goal for school age students is to prepare them for life outside of school. The staff strive daily to meet the individual needs of the students in order to be one step closer to independence.