John Paul II Center Curriculum

A Well-Rounded Curriculum

John Paul II Center is a school that provides children and adults with individualized special education in Berks County.  Our curriculum often reflects our students’ needs.

The goal of our educational program is to accelerate a student’s growth through individual attention. We educate the whole child, academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Classes are offered from preschool age to the secondary level and include multi-disabilities.  While each student receives the individual help and attention they need, John Paul II Center places a strong focus on the social aspect of school.

Through group learning exercises, trips into the community, classroom integration, and other planned activities, our students get to socially interact with others on a daily basis.

Curriculum offerings to meet the goals of each student include:

• Reading
• Fine/perceptual motor development
• Basic math
• Religion – including sacramental preparation
• Gross motor skills
• Social studies
• Self-help skills
• Language arts
• Technology
• Music and Art
• Adaptive physical education

Programs include:

• Music Therapy
• Art Therapy
• Creative Drama
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Life Skills
• Transition Program/Work for Independence

Personal development is enhanced by routine medical screenings, speech, language, and occupational therapies, and psychological services.