HPMS provides on-site access to support services for our students and families.
As a school social worker, Ms. Sile, utilizes theories of human behavior and development to support students within the school setting. She is involved in helping students and their families with learning, behavior, and/or emotional concerns while strengthening the home, school, and community partnership. Ms. Sile is available to meet with students on an individual or small group basis. She also conducts classroom observations and provides feedback to parents and teachers for strategies to address potential areas of concern. Parents are also invited to attend and participate in regularly scheduled “parent chats” as well as to provide suggestions for future topics. If you are interested in discussing these services for your child, please email your child’s program director.
Advanced Therapy of America (ATA) is a specialized center offering innovative treatments to enhance child development, sensory processing, feeding, speech, language, socialization and cognition. The program is family-centered and uses a “Whole Brain Approach” to guide diagnostics and interventions. The ATA team holds numerous post-graduate certifications allowing children to have access to the most sophisticated treatments available. Currently, ATA is providing interventions to students at Hamilton Park Montessori School both within the classroom and in a 1:1 setting. If you are interested in discussing these services for your child, please email your child’s program director.
Jersey City honors its obligation to offer speech and special instruction services to district students who qualify, including those attending nonpublic schools.
If HPMS families agree that their child may benefit from an evaluation for speech or special instruction, teachers, parents and the school nurse complete forms, which are then forwarded from the school to the Jersey City Board of Education. Once all paperwork is received, a child study team is assigned to evaluate need and eligibility for services.
The need for continued services will be reviewed periodically in meetings scheduled with parents, teachers and representatives from the child study and special instruction and/or speech teams. If you are interested in discussing these services for your child, please email your child’s program director.