About

  • Welcome

    We welcome your visit to our website and hope that you enjoy your view of HMS School as you browse the site. We’re proud to be affiliated with HMS, a... Read more

  • History

    A Proud Tradition of Excellence The first institution of its kind in the nation, HMS opened in 1882 near its current site in West Philadelphia. Home of the Merciful Saviour... Read more

  • Mission

    HMS School educates, nurtures, and cares for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairments, with the goal of... Read more

  • Board

    The HMS Board of Trustees meets regularly as a full board and in committees to provide overall direction and fiduciary management of the school.  Its members extend across diverse occupational backgrounds,... Read more

  • Administration

    Diane L. Gallagher, Ph.D. Executive Director Christina R. Coia,  Director of Education Joan Brennan,  Director of Health Services Dialya “Dee” Stokes, Director of Residence and Health Services Operations Judy Bonghi, Human... Read more

  • Career Opportunities

    HMS School offers career opportunities in every area of the school’s operations: education—teachers and teacher assistants; therapies—professional practitioners in physical, occupational, speech/language, recreation, music and dance/movement therapies; nursing—pediatric nurses and... Read more

  • Volunteer

    HMS School offers many opportunities for community members to volunteer one-on-one with students or with small groups.  Below is an extensive list of  activites for volunteers to take part in. If... Read more

  • Contact

    Please contact us for more information about our programs, the admissions process, residential life, employment opportunities, training and consultation services, internships, opportunities to visit HMS or how to contribute to... Read more