Welcome to HIP- Union Street School, Hackensack


    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.

Headlines & Features

  •  Wacky Hair Day

    Spirit Week Fun

    USS took advantage of the winter blues to have some fun. Students participated in shaving cream, ice skating, wacky hair day, snowball throwing, and Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time. We even had special guest readers! 

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    Winter Tech Festival

    12 programs participated in the Winter Tech Festival, and the projects of three winners was presented to the Board and the public during the Board Meeting. Third place: Bleshman Program Second Place: Springboard Program First place: Union Street

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  • Visit from K-9 Unit

    We received a special visit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit

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  • Visit to Abma's Farm

    Union Street School students took their learning on the road with a visit to Abma’s Farm

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  • Hackensack PD Visit

    Ms. Murphy’s class acknowledged 9/11 by showing their appreciation to the officers

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  • Autumn Baking

    Autumn is here and Ms. Barge and Ms. Alcott’s students are taking advantage of the season

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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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