Website Team

John Cooper, Hospital Schools Webmaster

Maureen Kelly, Contributing Writer

Statement on Accessibility 

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please email jcooper16@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.

Phone: (718) 794-7260
Fax: (718) 794-7263

Contact Hospital Schools

Services We Provide

Our knowledgeable staff will provide for your child’s educational needs while hospitalized, either in a small group setting or bedside. Hospital Schools Special Education teachers will help your child develop his/her educational goals. Our teachers will assist with instruction during a child's hospital stay. In addition, they can provide assistance with:

 

  • School Outreach

  • School Reentry

  • Home Instruction

School Outreach

Hospital School Teachers will provide outreach with parental approval, to students' schools of affiliation. Teachers identify the specific lesson topics so that students do not fall behind in their academic courses. This is particularly important among high school students who require Regents courses to graduate. Hospitalized children may take state assessments that may be necessary for promotion or graduation. 

Home Instruction

Some children may be in need of home instruction services due to an accident, illness, orthopedic or other medical condition. Please consult with your child's hospital teacher regarding this service. For more information about home instruction, please visit the Home Instruction Schools Program website by clicking here or on the image below:

School Reentry

The Hospital Schools staff can help facilitate your child's return to his/her home school in several ways. When students participate in the hospital schools' program they are eligible to earn attendance credit and grades for work completed. Parents are encouraged to speak with their child's hospital teacher about how he/she may help make a smooth transition back to school.