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James P. Murphy Staten Island Preparatory School

James P. Murphy Staten Island
Preparatory School

Educating Children
Ages 3 to 5 and Ages 5 to 12

Address Phone Principal
23 Summit Street, Staten Island, NY 10307 718-285-9377 Chris Uccellini

Video: School Overview

SI Prep Elementary School Program

Staten Island Prep operates as a non-public Chapter 853 New York State Education (NYSED) approved private school and an NYSED approved preschool program offering 2 preschool classes for students with disabilities (4410 program).

Staten Island Prep serves students diagnosed with autism between the ages of 5 to 12 but is also approved to educate students with learning disabilities, other health impairments, emotional disturbance, and or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

All staff are appropriately certified and credentialed as per NYSED and the school will follow all of the regulations as set forth by NYSED and the Board of Regents.

The school operates on a 10-month (180 days) and 30-day summer session school calendar.

Most students will be transported by bus as warranted and in conformance with their IEPs, although some students may be transported by parents.

Educational programming is designed to address individual needs in high teacher-to-student ratio classrooms within large spacious classrooms with ratios of 10:1:2 or 8:1:3 depending on the students’ personalized learning and behavioral needs. In total there are 9 school-age classrooms serving 82 students between the ages of 5 to 12.

Our team includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will help to oversee advanced behavioral interventions, modifications, and supports.

The instructional programming will focus on scaffolding, differentiated instruction, age-appropriate academics, language, effective communication, social/emotional skills, self-help, and daily living skills. We will follow the New York State Education Learning Standards. Students are either assessed by the NYS Standard State Assessments or the NYS Alternative Assessments.

The school program will provide the following:

The school will utilize the following strategies, programming, and instructional methodologies:


Weekly Schedule for Staten Island Prep – Ages 5 to 12

The following is an example of a typical weekly Staten Island Prep schedule for students ages 5 to 12:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 Arrival – Activities of Daily Living
9:00 English Language Arts and Spelling English Language Arts English Language Arts and Spelling English Language Arts Independent Work and Set Individual Schedules
9:30 English Language Arts
10:00 Literacy
11:00 GYM Music Social Studies GYM Art
11:30 Social Studies
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Math Math Social Studies Math Math
1:30 Science
2:00 Science Health Science Media Media
2:30 English Language Arts English Language Arts Math English Language Arts Math
2:45 Dismissal

DESCRIPTIONS OF LISTED ACTIVITIES APPEAR BELOW:

Art: Hands-on art activity with appropriate scaffolds to ensure that every student can engage in and benefit from the task.

Gym: Gym teacher instructs students in a range of physical games, exercises, and tasks that include support for learners who may struggle with gross and fine motor activities.

Health: Students learn healthy habits and safe behaviors, within an age-appropriate curriculum.

Literacy: Students receive differentiated reading and writing instruction in small groups. In some cases, students transition to another classroom to receive instruction.

Math: Instruction is based on skill level, learning style, and communication ability. Materials include Triumphs Math, Stern Math, Touch Math, and other strategies.

Media: In the designated Media Lab, students practice their computer skills.

Music: Hands-on and interactive musical activities that reflect student strengths and challenges. Classes practice group numbers and concerts to be presented at bi-annual concerts.

Science: Science concepts, hands-on learning

Social Studies: Students learn about their community and neighborhood concepts.


For information about Admissions, please email
Principal Chris Uccellini christopher.uccellini@ahrcnyc.org or
Program Coordinator Melissa Maietta melissa.maietta@ahrcnyc.org

These services are funded by the New York State Education Department
and in New York City, operate with the approval of and under the oversight of
the New York City Department of Education.

 

SI Prep Preschool Program

Staten Island Prep serves students diagnosed with autism between the ages of 3 to 5.

All of the staff are appropriately certified and credentialed as per NYSED and the school will follow all of the regulations as set forth by NYSED and the Board of Regents.

The school operates on a 10-month (180 days) and 30-day summer session school calendar.

Most students will be transported by bus as warranted and in conformance with their IEPs, although some students may be transported by parents.

Two classrooms for preschoolers with disabilities with a high teacher-to-student ratio of 6:1:3 serving 12 students between the ages of 3 to 5 with a total of 12 preschoolers.

Classroom teachers receive support from a team of School Administrators, Therapists, and Program Coordinators who are experts in providing effective instruction to students with autism spectrum disorders and those learners with similar deficits. This includes extensive training in behavioral approaches, structured teaching methods, and academic instruction.

Our team includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will help to oversee advanced behavioral interventions, modifications, and supports.

The school program will provide the following:

The school will utilize the following strategies, programming, and instructional methodologies:


Weekly Schedule for Staten Island Prep – Ages 3 to 5

The following is an example of a typical weekly Staten Island Prep schedule of students ages 3 to 5:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 Independent Arrival Skills – Morning Hygiene – Morning Activity
9:00 Table Top Activities Physical Education Table Top Activities Physical Education Table Top Activities
9:30 Morning Meeting Table Top Activities Whole Group Activity Table Top Activities Morning Meeting
10:00 Whole Group Activity Morning Meeting Morning Meeting Whole Group Activity
10:30 Small Group Work Community-based Learning Small Group Work Community-based Learning Indoor Choice Time
11:30 Outdoor Choice Time Outdoor Choice Time Outdoor Choice Time
12:00 Indoor Choice Time Indoor Choice Time Special Event of the Week and Lunch
12:30 Story Time Story Time
1:00 Lunch
1:30 to 2:00 Review of Classroom Activities and Dismissal

Descriptions of listed activities appear below:

Morning Meeting: Students review schedules, weather, etc.

Table Top Activities: including Farmhouse and Farm Animals, Large Cardboard Blocks, Feeding/Fine Motor Skills, Magnetic Dress-Up Toys, Pipe Builders, ABC Tracing, Large Floor Math, with Cars, Mega Blocks

Small Group Work:

  • Fine Motor Skills: students practice tracing and cutting on wave lines
  • Motor Skills: students visit the school sensory and motor room to work on balance and other gross motor skills
  • Daily Living Skills: students work on feeding and other fine motor skills

Whole Group Activity: examples include Question of the Day – “What is your favorite sea animal?”, Show and Tell, and Musical Chairs

Community-based Learning: Teachers accompany children to nearby locations for experiential learning, games, exploration, and other community-based learning.

Indoor Choice Time: Kitchen / Social Skills, Puzzles / Mathematics, Computer / Technology, Water Table, Listening Center, Dramatic Play – Social Skills, Blocks – Mathematics, Trains – Social Skills

Outdoor Choice Time: Opportunities for individual choices are provided in the playground setting


For information about Admissions, please email
Principal Chris Uccellini christopher.uccellini@ahrcnyc.org or
Program Coordinator Melissa Maietta melissa.maietta@ahrcnyc.org

These services are funded by the New York State Education Department
and in New York City, operate with the approval of and under the oversight of
the New York City Department of Education.

James P. Murphy Staten Island Preparatory School
23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
718-285-9377

Principal: Chris Uccellini