Special Education

We have many ways to support our students with special needs.  From collaborative classes (with 1 general education teacher and 1 special education teacher) on every grade, to small self-contained classes, to a wide variety of specialists (occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, counseling, hearing services, etc.), we make sure that students' needs are met.

All students with disabilities who require special education services have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The IEP contains information about your child's interests, strengths, needs, goals, and educational program. It is a legal document that describes how the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) will provide your child:

  • A Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
  • In the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

To help you understand the process, you can use a glossary of special education terms.

The DOE has many resources for families considering special education services

If you have any questions about special education, please contact Mrs. Berkowitz, assistant principal, by email or phone (718-263-9770, ext. 3220).