Welcome to Visions Paramus Middle School
Visions Middle School Paramus, located in the Westbrook Middle School in Paramus, educates students with physical and/or multiple disabilities in a barrier-free school. Serving students in grades 5th - 8th. Children are taught in a supportive yet challenging environment designed to maximize inclusion opportunities in a traditional Middle school setting. Therapeutic and Assistive Technology supports are provided to optimize student participation and success.
Snapshot of Our Day
A Message from the Principal
Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year!!
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the VISIONS Integrated Middle School Program located in the barrier-free Westwood Middle School in Paramus. Our innovative program for students with multiple disabilities affords children in grades fourth 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 a school community.
Our curriculum is aligned to the grade-level New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Instruction is provided by a highly-trained and experienced staff, who works 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 the all the supports needed so that their every-day school experiences allow them to be full members of our school communities. 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.