Structure and Support in a NYS-Approved Special Education School

Green Chimneys School, a New York State 853 school, is designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational setting and who require a highly structured and supportive program. The therapeutic program incorporates academic, behavioral and emotional support in a comprehensive learning environment to help each child achieve new skills and confidence, and return to their home school district with the best chance of success.

Green Chimneys School offers:

  • Enriched academic curriculum meeting New York State standards
  • Experiential learning environment
  • Innovative nature-based approach
  • Focus on individual needs and abilities
  • On-site clinical services and therapeutic support
  • High staff-to-student ratio
  • Certified special education professionals

Green Chimneys School Brewster campus serves day and residential students in grades K–12. The Clearpool campus in Carmel, NY provides smaller classes and a more intimate environment for day students in grades 4–8.

Green Chimneys has been allocated funds as part of New York State’s Smart Schools Bond Act. Read our Technology Plan (pdf) >


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Green Chimneys School is for students experiencing challenges that prevent them from being successful in the traditional classroom setting.

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