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

Holiday Fun! - Read Full Article

On December 18th, the Hospital School hosted their annual Holiday Party for students and their families! Cheer was spread with snow-themed games, 3D trees, sand art ornaments, and snow globe crafts. The teachers and staff at the Hospital School love starting off the holidays with the love and warmth from students and their families. Happy Holidays!

Artist Visits the Students - Read Full Article

On Tuesday the Academic Troubadour Program had a visiting artist come to the Hospital School.  Kim helped teach almost 30 students draw cardinals in a winter scene.  Each student left with a drawing of a cardinal they made themselves and a new appreciation of drawing.  Kim is a local artist who shared her love of art with children and adults.  The Hospital School Thanks Kim for helping students learn to be better artists.

Geography Bee - Read Full Article

Drew, a sixth grader at Swansboro Middle School, was one of two students to represent his school at the Onslow County Middle School Geography Bee. Unfortunately his doctors needed  him to stay in the hospital during the week of the Geo Bee.
Drew's teacher, Faith Becker, arranged to have him Skype in to the Geo Bee from our classroom. Drew was prepared but had a moment of uncertainty and chose the wrong city for the capital of Michigan. WRAL TV did a news story about Drew, The Geography Bee, and his candy store. He made enough money to purchase books (which he donated to the Hospital School library) and other items for kids in the hospital. Watch his story here.

Drew plans to keep studying geography and try the event again next year.

Spotlight on our Volunteers

The Hospital School is fortunate to have UNC student volunteers to work with our students during the school day. Some 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 2014 we have 15 tutors!

Hello! My name is Harrison Lancaster and I am from Fort Mill, SC. I am a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in Biomedical Engineering. This is my first semester being a part of the UNC Hospital School and I am loving it so far! Helping the kids is honestly the best part of my week as I can see the effect that myself and the staff has on them. It is a great feeling getting to see them grow and enjoy learning new concepts. Outside of school, I play for the JV Basketball Team at UNC and enjoy reading, exercise, and spending time with my friends and family.

My name is Marielle DeJong and I am a senior at UNC.  I am an American Studies major with minors in education and anthropology. I love tutoring here because each week I get to do something different! It’s inspiring!


Outstanding Apps and Websites

Trading card creator from Big Huge labs is an easy to use site where kids can create
 trading cards of a fictional character, historical figure or even themselves. These cards can be saved to a computer, emailed, or shared on social media. The site is free and doesn't require registration.

Readworks is a free site to improve reading comprehension  which offers units addressing skill and strategy comprehension, novel study, and reading passages for grades K-6. The units and lessons are all based on the Common Core State Standards.


Faculty News

Discovery Education PD

The Hospital School faculty learned all about Discovery Education during a professional development workshop last Thursday. This resource, provided by the school district, includes "digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, and virtual experiences" in all curricular areas. During the practice time, teachers explored the content and designed lesson plans.