UNC Hospital School celebrates 50th anniversary

On Friday, October 9th, the UNC Hospital School will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a celebration in the Sanofi-Aventis Conference Room in the N.C. Cancer Hospital that is open to the public. The festivities will include a brief speaking program followed by a reception and guided tours of school facilities.

When Oct 09, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Sanofi-Aventis Conference Room, N.C. Cancer Hospital
Contact Name Karen Patillo
Contact Phone 984-974-9497
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The UNC Hospital School provides education services to meet the needs of children and adolescents requiring care at UNC Hospitals. The school is part of the Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools district and teachers provide ongoing education for children facing chronic illness or serious injury.

When it first opened in 1965, the school was staffed by two teachers serving about 50 students a year. Today, more than 2,700 students annually are served by a staff of 17, offering preK-12 education to school age patients, so they can continue their studies with as little interruption as possible.

The school meets children’s educational needs through two departments – the Neurosciences program, which serves students with psychiatric and emotional disorders, and the Pediatric program, which serves students who are inpatients and those who visit the clinics on a regular basis.

Hospital School teachers work with community schools to design learning plans based on assignments from students' community schools and the NC Standard Course of Study that are individualized to meet each student's unique needs. Students can receive instruction either in the classroom or, if necessary, at bedside. Hospital School teachers also act as liaisons between the medical teams and community schools to ensure students' successful transition back to school.

The 50th anniversary celebration will be held Friday, October 9th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Sanofi-Aventis Conference Room in the N.C. Cancer Hospital, and will feature a brief speaking program from 2 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a reception and guided tours of the school facilities.

For more information about the event, please contact Karen Patillo at 984-974-9497.