Children Thrive and Benefit from Nature-Based Education and Experiential Learning

Green Chimneys Goal: To help each child achieve the skills & confidence to return to their home school district with the best chance of success. Request information >

Green Chimneys believes that children thrive in nature and benefit from time spent outdoors. The Green Chimneys School offers an enriched academic environment with a vast array of innovative programming, including life skills, music and art, animal-assisted therapy programs, and outdoor education, all based in experiential learning.

The fully integrated approach to education programs at Green Chimneys includes a complete staff of educators, clinicians, social workers, therapists, farm and wildlife experts, and outdoor specialists who are trained in social skills development, behavior management techniques to assist students in self-regulation skills, and crisis prevention and intervention. Small class sizes, high staff-to-student ratio and certified special education professionals address individual learning styles, and provide necessary therapeutic support for students with:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism (HFA) Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • School Phobia and Refusal
  • Youth Mood Disturbances

The renowned nature-based programs at Green Chimneys encompass animal-assisted therapy, horticultural activities, humane education, ecological study and sustainable agriculture education. Students participate in animal care, garden maintenance, adventure activities and diverse service projects. Over time, these human-animal interactions and outdoor experiences help children develop critical skills:

  • Trust
  • Self-esteem
  • Empathy
  • Emotional regulation
  • Responsibility
  • Positive social interaction
  • Cooperation
  • Goal attainment

Green Chimneys School strives to give students every opportunity to be a part of the environment, discover their own special talents, and develop the skills and confidence to grow into independent young adults.

Request information on our therapeutic day program, or contact Admissions
at 845.279.2995 x115.

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