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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Museum Visit - Read Full Article


Post by North Carolina Children's Hospital.



It was a packed classroom today when The Academic Troubadour Program had the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences visit the Hospital School.  The students learned about dinosaurs and fossils during this visit.  Hudson got to hold a dinosaurís tooth and learned that if the tooth was flat the dinosaur ate plants.  Everyone was amazed to see that a dinosaurís step from toe to heal was almost as long as the length of the classroom.  With this much fun and learning, the Hospital School staff is looking forward to the Museumís next visit.

Grand Hank - Read Full Article





Healing and Hope Through Science,  an outreach program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, hosted rapping chemist Grand Hank and DJ Sparks at UNC Hospital School thanks to a generous grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund.  Grand Hank rapped about science and demonstrated some amazing experiments with lab assistants from  while DJ Sparks dropped some of the coolest beats.  Find out more at www.healingandhopethroughscience.orgor check us out on Facebook at Healing and Hope Through Science.



Happy Graduation!!! - Read Full Article

A group of teen patients at UNC Hospital showed us firsthand how different but beautiful teenagers can be after they planned a student driven graduation ceremony for a fellow patient.  The patient has hoped for weeks to be discharged in time for his 8th grade graduation.  When his fellow students heard that he would not be discharged, they asked the teachers if they could plan a graduation.  With a one day turn around, the teachers pulled together decorations, a cap, gown, and a diploma.  In a true act of kindness, his fellow students created a full graduation program which included cards, speeches, and original acoustic songs.  These inspiring original songs celebrated the upcoming transition to high school and reminded us all to stay strong and ďlive onĒ even during difficult times.  Every patient, staff, and family member who attended this  graduation was thankful for the experience and in awe of the creativity, compassion, and humanity shown by this amazing group of kids. 


Spotlight on our Volunteers


The Hospital School faculty celebrated our 2013-2014 student tutors with pizza and M&Ms today. They are a wonderful group of young adults who showed great maturity, patience, flexibility, and teaching awesomeness with our students this year. We feel fortunate that they wanted to volunteer with us and that most of them will be back next fall. Many thanks and wishes for a wonderful summer to Meaghan, Jean Luc, Emily, Tripp, Sandy, Leah, Tyler, Jamie, Sara, Garrett, Justin, Josh, Kate, Eleanor, Megan, Brooke, Allison, Josephine, and Rachel!


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Outstanding Apps and Websites

Interesting apps recently added to our iPad libraries:
Walking with Dinosaurs by BBC Earth
Jumbled Sentences
Adobe Voice

But our favorite is IXL, a website and app that does require a subscription to do more than 20 problems per day.
The students LOVE it!  IXL has math and reading sections which the students use for  practice.
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Faculty News

Keith Holland from Camcor gave a wonderful staff development session on the SMART table for our teachers on Thursday afternoon. "Keith was very engaging and knowledgeable. This training will help us utilize this new technology with our students." Some of the teachers plan to work as a group on table activities every week so they will be experts by next fall!        


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