BREWSTER, N.Y., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the growing special education needs of school districts and families across the region, and address its current waiting list, Green Chimneys has added 32 day school seats for 5th – 8th grade special education students at its Clearpool campus in Carmel, NY. Clearpool will also serve an additional 24 extended school year students in its Special Needs Summer Learning Program for ages 10-18. This expansion was approved by the New York State Department of Education.
"Green Chimneys is proud to serve special needs students at such a critical stage in their emotional and academic development," announced Green Chimneys Executive Director Joe Whalen. "Our commitment to educate children in a safe and supportive environment is at the core of what we do. Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School at Clearpool offers an outstanding therapeutic setting and growth-oriented activities to engage and challenge struggling middle school students in the best way possible."
Clearpool is designed for special needs students in 5th-8th grades who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational setting and require a small, structured environment that recognizes individual learning styles and provides necessary therapeutic support. Set on 350 acres with ecological resources and extensive wildlife, Clearpool provides an enriched educational environment that encompasses animal-assisted and horticultural activities, humane education, and sustainable agriculture education. Students have opportunities to experience many new challenges, which ultimately lead to improved self-esteem and effort in the classroom.
The Day School and Extended School Year programs at Clearpool are the newest education programs of Green Chimneys, one of the most effective therapeutic special education schools in the country. The school's Brewster and Carmel sites are unified by a core curriculum, central administration, and an unparalleled level of expert professional support to guide children in constructive choices and exploring their talents. This helps children stabilize, reach their potential, and return to their home district with the best chance of success.
Green Chimneys is a not-for-profit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world. To learn more, visit www.greenchimneys.org.
CONTACT: Danielle Cyr, 860.676.4400
SOURCE Green Chimneys