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

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.


Flower Art! - Read Full Article

The students in Mr. Tolbertís class used flowers to create various art projects ranging from realistic still life drawings to the abstract. They also learned some new facts about the relationship between flowers and pollinatorsÖbut mostly-they had fun!

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.

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!


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!