The Department of Student Services encompasses Guidance, Nursing, and Special Education Services - preschool through high school.
Inquiries regarding services can be directed to individual schools. Initial concerns with student performance should be communicated to teachers. Guidance counselors and administrators are also available to assist.
Health and medical concerns should be addressed to the school nurse. Rosemary Peterson, School Nurse Leader, can also be reached at (617) 993-5807.
The Belmont Public Schools offers a range of special education programs in all schools. The systemwide preschool program is located at the Wellington School. Referrals for preschool services should be directed to Peg Hamilton, Early Childhood Director, at (617) 993-5615.
Special education: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are developed for students who have been determined by a Team evaluation to have a disability, and as a consequence are unable to progress effectively in the general education program without specially designed instruction, or are unable to access the general curriculum without a related service.
As a member of the LABBB Collaborative, the Belmont Public Schools provide space and support for programs at the Butler Elementary School, Wellington Elementary School, Chenery Middle School, and Belmont High School.