A Message From The President

For over 135 years HMS has been serving children and families. We are proud of our past, engaged by our present and excited for our future. When a child comes to us for admission we do not admit just the student, but rather the entire family. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that every child who comes to our school meets their full potential. The question we constantly ask is not what your child cannot do, but rather, what they can do. We approach each day with an excitement and curiosity to see what our students can do and the results consistently amaze and astound us.

Our experienced staff are leaders in the field of educating and caring for children with cerebral palsy. Many of our staff have been here over 20 years and bring a career’s worth of perspective to their students and allow us to have a knowledge base that is second to none. As one parent shared with me when his son was diagnosed his doctor said to the family, “If you can move anywhere in the world to see that your child has the best education possible, move to Philadelphia and send him to HMS.” This is a responsibility we take seriously and embrace a reputation that has been formed over decades of service and care to our students.

Most importantly what I would like you to know as you learn more about our school, is how focused we are on each child. It is a precious responsibility to be part of a child’s learning. We work each day to create a safe environment based on the love and the respect we have for all of our students. One of the best parts of my role here is to give tours to people new to our building. I am often struck by how much people see on a regular day. Students in their classrooms, students greeting each other in the hall, students involved in therapy and students fully engaged by the world of HMS. I invite you to come see firsthand what we are all about. You won’t be disappointed and we look forward to sharing what we do with you.

HMS is nothing short of a magical place. I invite you to come share that magic with us and wish you nothing but the best!

– Tom Quinn, President of HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy