Special Education

Our special needs population is referred to us by the school districts and/or the Early Childhood Direction Center of the DOE. State and City funding provides free transportation, tuition, and free breakfast and lunch for majority of our students. Certain parents may be charged a minimal fee depending on their income. The funding is to be used to accommodate disabilities that interfere with a child’s educational process. The key goal is to establish quality indicators through direct therapeutic intervention by placing children in small groups of no more than 12 with a teacher and an aide/s in each classroom.

Enrichment Programs

The school day is divided into many different activities; circle time, fine and gross motor activities as well as cognitive, science, socialization and supervised free play-time.

We have a full-time art therapist, music and movement therapist. We also offer educational school trips, special enhancement projects such as puppetry and story telling workshops, gymnastics classes that blend physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills, and participate in the “Read for the Record” day annually.

Therapy sessions and activities are interwoven into the day for our special needs children based on each child’s individual needs.


Our Staff

Program Director of our Brooklyn School:
Janet Williams - MS Ed, S.A.S
Graduated from St. John’s University, 1992 S.A.S (School Administration/ Supervision) Long Island University, Graduated, 1978 with Masters of Science Degree in Education- Has been serving in the field of education for 33 years.

Program Director of our Staten Island School:
Alexandra Pazzas
- MS Special Education, S.B.L.
Graduated 2011 from Touro College, Brooklyn, NY,
Certificate School Building Leader, College of Staten Island, NY

Our Clinical Staff

Both of our schools are staffed with full time special education teachers, speech therapists/pathologists, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and art and music therapists. All staff is certified in their respective fields as required by the NY State Department of Education.