Welcome to Visions Paramus Middle School
The Visions Middle School Program, located in Westbrook Middle School in Paramus, specializes in students with physical and/or multiple disabilities in a barrier-free school. Our program has amazing 5th-8th grade students who spend part of their day in a learning environment designed to maximize inclusion opportunities in a traditional middle school setting.
Our school day includes Therapeutic and Assistive Technology supports to optimize student participation and success. The greatest part of the Visions Program is that our students are able to socialize, learn and grow within a large middle school setting while getting an individualized education based on their specific needs.
Students in the Visions Program take part in mainstream academics and specials at West Brook with peers in their individual grade levels and, although they may move around the school in a different way or have some cool equipment, they are just like all of the other spectacular students at West Brook.
We look forward to our year here at West Brook and thank all the students and staff for making us feel at home.
Snapshot of our day
A Message from the Principal
Welcome to the 2023- 2024 School Year!!
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the VISIONS Integrated Middle School Program located in the barrier-free Westbrook Middle School in Paramus. Our innovative program for students with multiple disabilities affords children in grades four through eight the opportunity to learn in an inclusive environment. Alongside their grade-level peers, students receive the intensive instructional adaptations, assistive technology, augmentative communication, and environmental supports they need to ensure academic success in a typical school setting. Our ultimate goal is for each student to work to his/her potential, while still feeling part of the school community.
Our curriculum is aligned to the grade-level New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Instruction is provided by highly-trained and experienced staff, who work collaboratively with the general education faculty to ensure an optimum educational program for each and every student. In addition to academic subjects, students receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as dictated by the IEP. Our students are provided with all the support needed so that their every-day school experiences allow them to be full members of our school community. Please contact us for additional information.
Another key component in our classroom is our daily use of technology to help the students complete many activities independently through the use of a laptop or an iPad. We use a variety of programs to help enhance their writing skills called Clicker 6 and Clicker sentences which can be created with each students personal needs. We also use an app called Bitsboard Pro which helps my students master vocabulary words/spelling words through the use of picture cues.
The students attend art, library, music, physical education and character education in their general education classrooms. The students also participate in any special event happening at their individual grade level such as a field trip or special program as well as school wide assemblies.