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

Car Art! - Read Full Article

Hudson stands proudly with his newly framed painting that he and Miss Anna made in preschool. Following a lesson on automobiles, Hudson dropped splashes of paint onto his paper and then drove toy cars through the paint, leaving behind several different types of tire treads. What an artist! 

New Hospital School Principal - Read Full Article

Dr. Nancy Yoder started her work as principal of the Hospital School in July 2014 and is excited to be an educator and administrator in such a fine medical facility as the UNC Children's Hospital! Early in her career, Dr. Yoder taught students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in the Midwest as well as 5th grade for the Department of Defense in Germany. 

Dr. Nancy Yoder
She served as principal of 4 elementary schools in Wisconsin prior to becoming the Executive Director of Student Services in Madison, Wisconsin where she provided leadership for social workers, psychologists, counselors and behavior coaches in addition to overseeing the district's alternative programs. In this role, Dr. Yoder was responsible for programs that served students facing challenges such as chronic and acute illness, hospitalization, incarceration and homelessness. The wide range of experiences she has had as an educator make her a good match for the position of Hospital School Principal and she is eager to learn everything she can about the school and the services it provides to students and families. 

When Dr. Yoder is not at the Hospital School, you might find her running or biking the wooded trails in her neighborhood, checking out the area's festivals or reading a favorite book at a local coffee shop. Next time you are in the hospital, stop in one of her offices on 2nd or 7th floor and introduce yourself --- she will be happy to meet you!

In Memory of Major Geer - Read Full Article

We honor one of our retired teachers, who passed away in April, 2014. 

 Major Geer, Sr.was a founding teacher of the UNC Hospital School and taught for 33 years in the Chapel Hill Carrboro School System.  In his memory, the hospital school faculty, including some of those who have retired, purchased a plaque with his name, which is permanently displayed in the courtyard of the NC Cancer Hospital. Major touched the lives of many students, and their families, who struggled with cancer and other illnesses.


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!

My name is Garrett Pedersen and I am a senior from Cary, NC. I am a member of the NC Teaching Fellows program majoring in Mathematics. My plan after graduation is to be a high school math teacher somewhere in North Carolina. This is my second year with the Hospital School, and I love tutoring here because I get to work with so many wonderful kids. Some of my favorite teaching moments have come while working with these students, so hopefully I can continue to offer my talents this year. Outside of school, I love to read, play guitar, and run. One fun fact about me is that this past spring, I ran the Boston Marathon.


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

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.