The Residential Program (dorm) is available from Monday afternoons through Friday mornings. The dorm follows the regular school calendar (e.g. September through June) and is closed on holidays and school breaks.
The dorm can house up to 14 students. Facilities include living/dining room, kitchen, study room, recreation room, bedrooms (single, double and triple-occupancy), bathrooms and an area for washing/drying clothing.
The Residential Program is regulated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The agency performs an annual site visit to ensure compliance with regulations.
The dorm is supervised at all times by one male and one female staff member. Breakfast and supper are provided from Monday evening through Friday morning. Dorm staff help students learn daily living skills such as meal preparation, laundry and time management. Based upon student interest, staff plan recreational activities such as bowling, movies, eating out, gym time or crafts.
A dorm tutor (certified teacher) is available after-school Monday through Thursday to help students with academic subjects. The dorm has a special study/tutoring room with computer stations and a SMART board. Dorm staff are also available to provide support as needed.
Families must request admission to the Residential Program. The request is evaluated by Committee for Special Education (CSE) of the student’s home district and approved by the State Education Department (SED). Tours of the dorm are available upon request.