Welcome to the Hospital School!

The mission of the UNC Hospital School is to provide educational services that meet the unique needs of children and adolescents at the University of North Carolina Hospitals The Hospital School is one of the schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district and is located within the UNC Hospitals complex. In addition to State and Hospital funding, private support for the school is also provided by the Addie Armfield Education Endowment Fund, established with the Medical Foundation of NC, Inc.

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Hospital School Blog

A Day of Magic at The Hospital School - Read Full Article

Sophie gets her new Kidney! - Read Full Article


Sophie, a 6 year old from Manteo, NC,  just received a kidney transplant, donated by her mother Kelly. After  a lengthy inpatient admission, Sophie and her mom stayed at the Ronald McDonald House while waiting for her transplant work-up to be complete.  Sophie  loves school and has enjoyed coming to the pediatric classroom to keep up with her school work. Her favorite activity is reading the Junie. B. Jones series with Ms. Weatherly.  So far they have read 9 books together!.  Although Sophie is shy and quiet, she tells us that her brother, Jack, is just like Junie B.! Read more about Sophie here.

Harrison's Story - Read Full Article

Five year old Harrison is no stranger to the NC Children’s Hospital. His long journey started at birth and he has endured many hospitalizations and procedures along the way; as well as a few setbacks.  Recently, Harrison had to resume coming to UNC 3 days a week for hemodialysis treatments due to his body rejecting his kidney transplant. Not long after going back on dialysis, he contracted a rare infection.  Unfortunately, the treatment necessary to treat this infection caused him to have total loss of hearing.  On March 11, 2014, Harrison had cochlear implant surgery in his right ear. Next week, his implant will be “turned on” and he is excited about being able to hear again and having the surgery repeated in his left hear.   Despite all of this, Harrison continues to be a happy and energetic kindergartener.  Ms. Weatherly, Harrison’s Hospital School teacher is one of his biggest fans. “ Every day that Harrison and I work together I am reminded of what a remarkable young man he is. I always look forward to working with Harrison because of  his playful, affectionate, personality and inquisitive nature.  But most of all, even though I’ll miss him, I look forward to the time when he won’t have to have school at the hospital  anymore.”  Read more about Harrison’s story and the many lives he has touched.

Spotlight on our Volunteers

The Hospital School is fortunate to have UNC student volunteers to work with our students during the school day. Most of them are Teaching Fellows and the others are UNC students who have the background to be able to tutor our kids who are taking higher level math and science courses. For Fall semester 2013 we have 17 tutors!

My nam
e is Megan Yeargin and I’m from Concord, North Carolina.  I am a Junior Teaching Fellow majoring in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies.  I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to volunteer at the Hospital School.  When I leave the kids and the hospital, I walk away with so much more than they do.  Even though they are going through illnesses, they are so enthusiastic and bring so much joy to my day.  Other things I’m involved in are: Phi Beta Chi (National Christian sorority), Teaching Fellows, NSLS, and babysitting.

Hi!  My name is Meagan Barger and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina.  I am a second year student here at UNC Chapel Hill double majoring in Middle Grades Education and English with a minor in Music.  After graduation I plan to teach middle school math.  On campus I am involved with UNC Dance Marathon (a student-run organization that benefits the patients and families of the N.C. Children’s Hospital), Sigma Alpha Iota (an international music fraternity), Blank Canvas Dance Company, and the Marching Tar Heels marching band. 
I am also privileged to work as a tutor in the UNC Hospital School for two hours each week.


Outstanding Apps and Websites

Tellagami is a wonderful and easy to use versatile app for most grade levels. Students create an avatar, find or take a photo background pic, and record audio or type text for the avatar to speak . It could be used for a child to give a weather report, book trailer, or show reading comprehension. The gami can be shared on social media, emailed or texted to a teacher. Tellagami is currently free, although there are in-app purchases of backgrounds, an unnecessary purchase since you can easily make your own background. It is available for iOS and Android devices. My only criticism is that there is no option to make the avatars look like children.

Faculty News

 I a
m delighted to join the staff at UNC Hospital School.  With over 25 years, including 16 in Wake County, of experience as an EC teacher, and an emphasis in middle school education, I am looking forward to developing new ideas, collaborating on improved strategies and contributing to the team.