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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Art with Kim - Read Full Article

With music from Madagascar playing in the background, Kim Murdock from Afterschool Art and More led the students through a drawing lesson in a calm and supportive atmosphere. She has been in business working with schools and community programs since 2007 and started coming to the Hospital School in December 2014.  "Doing art in the Hospital School is a good way to connect with even more kids in the community." With her step by step instructions, all of the students were able to successfully create beautiful art! Check out her website and like her on Facebook.

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Czar the Elephant

On Wednesday, May 13th the North Carolina Zoo visited the Hospital School and students being served in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic.  There was a life size puzzle of Czar put together on the floor for students and staff to see how big elephants really are.  During eye surgery for cataracts Czar was measured and a life size cut out puzzle was made. Students and staff were able to lay down and compare their size to Czar.  Students also got to compare the size if their hands to Gorilla and Polar Bear hands and paws.  Even the biggest students felt small in comparison to these animals.

Space Weather! - Read Full Article

Healing and Hope through Science and the Morehead Planetarium brought a mobile dome to the NC Children's Hospital Thursday so children could experience a close up and personal view of "Wildest Weather in the Solar System" and "Constellations". "It is AWESOME!" exclaimed one 5 year old patient, a sentiment that was echoed by older kids and parents alike.

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.