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

NC Science Museum and Birds! - Read Full Article

On Tuesday the NC Museum of Natural Sciences visited the Hospital School.  Students learned that one of the biggest birds is the ostrich who can reach up to 8 feet tall, and one of the smallest is the bee hummingbird, that weights about one ounce.  Feet can tell if a bird lives in the water, the trees, or walks mostly on land, and nests can be made out of almost any material that a bird can find.

Distracted Driving. - Read Full Article

The National Distracted Driving Awareness event on April 6th was a great success. A simulator in a full size car was brought into the hospital lobby for people to test drive in order to see how long it took before they crashed. Personal testimonies were presented by family members who had lost people in accidents due to such distractions. Law enforcement officers were also there to provide information. Teachers, students and parents all had a chance to participate in this great community effort through discussions of the dangers of distracted driving, making posters to present at the event, and participation in driving the simulator.

Tar Heel Fans - Read Full Article

We love the Tar Heels in victory AND defeat.  
Go Heels!!!!

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!

    Hi, I’m Lena Welch! I am a senior Journalism and Economics double major from     McLean,   Va. I   am in my fourth year working in the Athletic Communications Office at UNC with a bunch of the sports teams. I am also involved with Carolina For The Kids, which is how I became a tutor with the Hospital School. So far, I have loved my experiences as a tutor and working with all kinds of great kids – as well as the wonderful staff! Tutoring is always the best part of my week. After graduation, I hope to be able to combine my two favorite things, sports and community service, by ultimately finding a job in community relations for a sports team.

Hi, I’m Ryan Joyce!  My hometown is Madison, NC and I am a Senior Exercise and Sport Science/Communications Studies double major.  This is my first semester working with the UNC Hospital School and so far I have had a great time getting to know and work with some of the children and staff.  I come in on Friday mornings, so it gives me something to look forward to throughout the week!  In my spare time I enjoy watching sports.  However, my biggest passion is that I love working with and for children with illnesses and their families.  I do this by working as a summer camp counselor at Camp Carefree, as a fundraiser and advocate for Carolina For The Kids (formerly known as UNC Dance Marathon), and now through the UNC Hospital School!


Outstanding Apps and Websites


Newspaper Map has links to newspapers all over the world! Just click on one of the markers on the map, choose which language you want to read it in, and it's ready to read. Excellent resource!


Mission US is collection of three interactive adventure games based in US history - "For Crown or Colony?", "Flight to Freedom", and Cheyenne Odyssey." Registration is free and easy and the only piece of personal information required is your city and state. There are educator guides for each game and the help section seems pretty useful. There is a companion app Mission US trivia game "Think Fast! About the Past" and an app version of the game is in the works. This site is suitable for middle grades and up.


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.