Welcome to HIP- Union Street School, Hackensack

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    The district re-opening plan is an on-going process and subject to change as directed by the New Jersey Department of Education or as dictated by changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review our re-opening plan for HIP- Union Street School. 

    Union Street Improvements Underway!
    Currently, Union Street is under construction to make our classrooms larger to support our growing needs and center based learning. For the next few months, Union Street School will be located at 295 Main Street, Hackensack. Please check back at the start of 2021 for information regarding the re-opening of our 334 Union Street location.


    The Elementary Program at Union Street School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is part of the Communication Skills Continuum, the largest and most comprehensive in New Jersey. Children from preschool to grade four are educated through a total communication approach. This approach uses sign language as well as listening and spoken language. Our focus is educating and supporting the whole child by providing a team of professionals who specialize in hearing loss including teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, educational interpreters, speech language specialists, educational audiologists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Our program incorporates language growth, advocacy skills and social emotional development within the curriculum. Union Street School is located in Hackensack and aligns with the curriculum and calendar of the Hackensack Public School System. Through our collaborative partnership with Hackensack Public Schools students have inclusion opportunities at Jackson Avenue School and Hackensack Middle School.

  • The students at the Union Street School Total Communication Program for the Deaf have been participating in project based learning experiences that incorporate all subject areas as well as fine and gross motor skills. Speech therapists join in classroom experiences so that language skills are reinforced and expanded in individual speech sessions. The following are a sample of activities that have taken place in our Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 4 program.

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  • Hearing Continuum:
        •    HIP- Union Street School, Hackensack
        •    SHIP- Hackensack High School
        •    HIP- Godwin & Highland Schools, Midland Park
        •    SHIP- Midland Park High School
        •    Sound Solutions, Itinerant Services
        •    STARS Early Intervention Program
    We are thankful for the professional and experienced staff at all the sites for their commitment to our program and their students.

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