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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 complex, 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.

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1882
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program is open to students who are not enrolled at HMS
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

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, personal care 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.

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