HMS School For Children With Cerebral Palsy

4400 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104-0191
Tel: (215)222-2566
Grades: NS-12 | 56 students
Physical therapy
Physical therapy
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, serves school-age children and young adults through age 21 who have severe, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment.
Renowned for our success in empowering students, HMS's day and residential programs maximize achievement and promote independence.
Every child flourishes in our nurturing, respectful environment

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1882

Student Body

Total Students 56 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 7 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Approved students may be funded by their local school district and state department of education.
Admissions Director Peter McGuinness

School Notes:

  • We are experts in the field, not only in special education but in cerebral palsy, assistive technology and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Our interdisciplinary team reinforces students' learning, as teachers collaborate with skilled physical, occupational, speech and recreation therapists to achieve IEP goals. The team also includes nurses, certified nursing assistants and a social worker who support students' capacity to participate in the school day and in family and community life. As many as 9 to 14 individuals work together to make each child's program successful.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Philadelphia Catholic High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jubilee School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Jubilee School (0.2 miles away)
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    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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