Middle School Program

Cleary School offers a variety of options for Middle School aged children. Depending on each child’s individual needs, students in grades six, seven and eight are offered the following programs:

● Academic instruction in a Self-Contained Class with integration into mainstream electives
● A Combination of Integrated Mainstream and Self-Contained classes
● Integrated Mainstream Classes with Academic Support classes taught by Cleary teachers

Planned according to each child’s individual abilities, skills and IEP recommendations, a mainstream program may be developed for inclusion in academic and/or elective classes with hearing peers at the East Islip Middle School.

Our Middle School Program Offers:

  • Teachers certified in Deaf Education or teachers with specialized training in hearing loss.
  • Sign Language Interpreting for Mainstream Classes
  • Sign Language Interpreting Services for Extra Curricular Activities
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Guidance / Counseling Services, as needed
  • Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy, as required
  • Courses in Physical Education, Technology, Art, Health, and a plethora of elective courses
  • Educational Support Services
  • 1 to 1 Technology
  • Team meetings to periodically review students’ progress
  • Support of Social Worker and School Psychologist
  • Career Exploration and Transition Services