a traditional school is not enough (from Green Chimneys brochure
Traditional schooling doesn't
work for every student. Some children struggle with learning,
behavioral or emotional issues. They may be tuned out, turned
off or left out. At Green Chimneys, we know about these challenges.
We've been breaking down learning barriers since 1947 and helping
every child be the best he or she can be. We offer an alternate
road to success.
At Green Chimneys School, we help children with special needs.
Our approved Therapeutic Day School and Residential Programs are
available to students from throughout New York State and the surrounding
regions. We combine traditional instruction with a broad range
of innovative educational activities and counseling services to
engage students who previously have been alienated and unmanageable
in school. Our individualized approach helps children connect
by finding their interests and helping them succeed.
Green Chimneys has the broadest array of "leaning through
experiencing" programs and therapeutic services. We are pioneers
in therapeutic services. Whether it's our individualized educational
approach or our signature animal and nature-based programs, we
know how to reach your child. Our unique Farm & Wildlife Conservation
Center and Organic Farm& Horticulture Program are integral
components in each student's educational plan, as are the environmental,
adventure, vocational and recreational activities.
We work closely with families, school districts and all referring
agencies to develop individual education plans (IEPs) and therapeutic
treatment programs. Our small size classes allow us to monitor
each child's progress and clarify goals and expectations. To promote
consistency with behavioral standards at home and in school, our
social workers maintain ongoing contact with families. Our goal
is to help children develop the skills and techniques that enable
them to return to their communities and succeed.
If you haven't seen Green Chimneys lately, you haven't seen Green
Chimneys. In addition to our award-winning school complex and
multidisciplinary approach, we have administrators, teachers,
therapists and support personnel who remain responsive to changes
in educational needs. From standardized testing to the creation
of individual portfolios, we focus on giving your child the best
education and the successes needed to build self-esteem and confidence.
That's what it takes to be a school of academic excellence.
Founded in 1947, Green Chimneys is renowned for its animal-assisted
therapy program, which helps children reconnect and reestablish
bonds with living things in their care. We give our students a
chance for a brighter future through specialized treatment, education
and recreational services. Each year, Green Chimneys provides
hundreds of children with the tools that enable them to regain
a sense of self-worth, creating hope for tomorrow.
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