An Accredited Therapeutic School, Green Chimneys Meets Educational and Social Goals

Curriculum Details


Our academic curriculum meets all standards and is enhanced with unique therapeutic educational programs, vocational learning, and nature-based activities.

Green Chimneys School complies with—and often exceeds—all standards and educational mandates set by New York State, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). We follow New York State Common Core learning standards and standardized testing for all grades, modifying instruction and activities to meet the abilities of our students. Our teachers are certified special education professionals.

Our Education Team collaborates with families, service providers and home school districts to meet the individual academic and social-emotional goals of each student.
All students receive counseling, and families are encouraged to participate in parent education and training offered several times throughout the year. Related services and support include speech/language and occupational therapies and vocational counseling to meet each child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

As part of our commitment to our students and to provide a sense of familiarity and consistency to their academic progression, Green Chimneys School delivers established, nationally recognized curriculums that are used by many of our referring districts.

Based on the individual abilities, strengths and weaknesses, educational functioning levels and IEP goals and objectives of each student, our school administrators:

  • Coordinate the alignment of the Green Chimneys core program of study with the New York State core standard requirements as delivered by the classroom teachers.
  • Are responsible for monitoring the adequate yearly progress of students in all grades.
  • Coordinate New York State standardized testing procedures, including Regents/Regents Competency Test (RCT) examinations.

Our certified special education teachers develop differentiated instructional strategies for their classes. Grade level information is delivered to the students together as a group. Teachers use an ability-based method for students to demonstrate understanding and for the teacher to assess each student’s comprehension of the material being taught.

Green Chimneys students also benefit from a vast array of therapeutic programs and enrichment activities that connect each child to nature as a means of developing social skills, improving self-confidence, and impart a general sense of well-being.

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