Following instructions from the government and the Public Health Agency in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, Peter Hall School will be closed until May 1st inclusively.

Educational programs

Peter Hall School’s educational programs are aligned with  those issued by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Education Program For Students With a Profound Intellectual Impairment, the Preschool Education Program and the Competency-Based Approach to Social Participation (CASP).

In addition to these programs, we offer students an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed by Peter Hall School. Our new Gateway program is geared toward students aged 15 to 21. It aims to prepare students for life after school by focusing on skills needed in adulthood.

Further information about the Gateway program is available here (PDF format).

All our teachers are certified and receive ongoing training so that they can effectively apply the School’s educational programs. On average, we offer a student-to-teacher ratio of 8.5:1. In addition, an attendant to handicapped students provides support along with other dedicated staff, such as our complementary services personnel.

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Complementary services

Our professional and support staff offer complementary services to ensure students get the support they need. These services include:

Professional staff

  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Psychologist

Occupational therapist

  • Assesses the student’s overall functioning
  • Pays particular attention to posture and positioning, dysphagia, the development of everyday living skills, the functional use of the upper limbs, and sensory processing
  • Adapts activities, material and school environment to students’ needs

The occupational and physical therapists work together to:

  • Organize positioning, wheelchair repair and orthotic clinics (in collaboration with two rehabilitation centers)
  • Train personnel on how to handle and transfer students and on therapeutic approaches applied in the school setting

Psychologist

  • Assesses the student’s cognitive and adaptive functioning (when authorized by the parent)
  • Analyzes the student’s maladaptive behaviours to establish a behavioral intervention plan to be applied in the school setting and follows up on plans
  • Represents the School at meetings with external partners on matters concerning problematic behaviours exhibited by students

Auxiliary nurse

  • Administers medication as prescribed
  • Administers first aid as needed, including in emergency situations
  • Provides assistance to the nurse

Adapted material technician

  • Responds to requests related to the design and production of material and adapted equipment
  • Studies the operation and use of equipment in order to adapt it
  • Designs floor plans for adapted rooms

Support staff

  • Nurse
  • Auxiliary nurse
  • Special care counsellor
  • Adapted material technician

Physical therapist

  • Assesses the student’s gross motor skills
  • Pays particular attention to musculoskeletal integrity, mobility and independence in transfers
  • Ensures that equipment is maintained and adjusted to accommodate to the student’s growth and progress (e.g., walker, standing board, adapted tricycle, orthoses)

Speech language pathologist

  • Assesses the student’s speech, language and communication skills
  • Develops intervention plans with teachers to help students learn to use conventional means of communication at school (e.g., words, signs, gestures, pictograms)
  • Trains personnel and students and recommends strategies, tools and communication devices
  • Supports audiology recommendations by training personnel on how to use and care for hearing aids

Nurse

  • Administers medication as prescribed
  • Administers first aid as needed, including in emergency situations
  • Provides assistance to the person responsible for enteral feeding

Special education technician

  • Participates in developing, implementing and evaluating behaviour intervention plans
  • Intervenes with students in crisis

Other services

Transportation: Daily door-to-door service between the student’s home and the school.

Brace and positioning clinic: Positioning, wheelchair and brace clinics are held at our campuses in conjunction with Le centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, Le centre de réadaptation Marie-Enfant de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine and MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.

Adapted material: Workshop to design, build and adapt equipment for students and their needs.

Educational policy

coming soon

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Our campuses

CÔTE-VERTU CAMPUS

Our high school campus is located in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough. It welcomes nearly 250 French- and English-speaking students aged 12 to 21 from the Island of Montreal and off-island suburbs.

Our goal is to educate and support our students so that they become independent adults who are prepared for pre-vocational and vocational studies.

Students have various classroom-based academic activities that are adapted to their functional level. They also have weekly periods in the gymnasium, fitness center, computer lab, interactive whiteboard room , movie theatre, workshop and kitchen.

Many of our students also have periods where they are assigned work responsibilities within our complex. These tasks include gardening, garbage or recycling pickup, internal mail delivery, photocopying and various cleaning duties.

In 2014, we developed the Gateway Program for students aged 15 to 21. It aims to prepare students for life after school by focusing on skills needed in adulthood. The program includes internships at businesses like Winners, Giant Tiger and Metro.

Our team consists of certified teachers, resource teachers and attendants to handicapped students as well as psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists. We also have special care counselors, a nurse, an auxiliary nurse, an adapted material technician and administrative staff. In addition to our highly motivated team, we have volunteers and fieldwork students from various CEGEP and university programs.

At Peter Hall School, we work closely with families and community resources to provide a positive and enriching environment for all our students.

Côte-vertu campus locals

Kitchen workshop
Adapted computer lab
Auditorium
Gymnasium
Fitness room
Snoezelen room
Library
Fine motor task library
Smartboard room

OUIMET CAMPUS

Our elementary school campus is located in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough. It welcomes nearly 250 French- and English-speaking students aged 4 to 11 from the Island of Montreal and off-island suburbs.

Our students have various classroom-based academic activities that are adapted to their functional level. They also learn through activities in our therapeutic pool, Snoezelen room, symbolic playroom, psychomotor room, sensory playroom, Smartboard room and computer lab. In addition, students benefit from our task library, which has a wide selection of activity boxes for teachers to borrow.

Our Ouimet Campus is located close to various community facilities where students can broaden their learning experience. They can visit the library, run errands at the grocery store or even have a picnic in the park while enjoying recreational activities on site. In addition, a community outreach program has been developed within the school. Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and express empathy toward others, and help younger peers with everyday tasks.

Our team consists of certified teachers, resource teachers and attendants to handicapped students as well as psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists. We also have special care counselors, a nurse, an auxiliary nurse, an adapted material technician and administrative staff. In addition to our highly motivated team, we have volunteers and fieldwork students from various CEGEP and university programs.

At Peter Hall School, we work closely with families and community resources to provide a positive and enriching environment for all our students.

Ouimet campus locals

Mobile music workshop
Therapeutic bath
Adapted computer lab
Sensory playroom
Symbolic playroom
Gross motor room
Snoezelen room
Fine motor task library
Smartboard room