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. 

What's Up?

  • Welcome Mary Clare!
    The Hospital School welcomes a new teacher this week! Mary Clare Freeman is both a graduate from UNC undergrad and from the UNC Trans-Atlantic Masters Program. Following her undergraduate degree from UNC, Mary Clare worked in Los Angeles teaching Special Education Biology while earning an M.Ed in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. She returned to North Carolina to teach Special Education students at Broughton High School. Most recently, she has studied abroad in the UK and Italy studying varying international educational practices. She is thrilled to be returning to the classroom and to work with the UNC Hospital Schools!
    Posted by Lee Ann Gelinne
  • Thankful!
    One of our 4 year old students wrote about 
    why he is thankful this year and  included 
    thanks for those at the hospital who are caring for his little sister.

    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 12:05 PM by Lee Ann Gelinne
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Quote of the Day

Inspirational Quotes and Pictures

Principal's Corner

  • Back to School at the Hospital School

    The ads for school supplies, backpacks and new shoes have ended and many, many schools across the country are back in an energetic rhythm with a renewed focus on student learning and growth. The Hospital School is no exception and our staff is eager to support learning for all preschool through 12th grade students while they are hospital patients. We are committed to providing all students with the instruction and resources they need to make academic progress with the goal of moving to their next learning environment with the knowledge and skills needed for success. I am honored to serve as principal of the Hospital School and welcome your questions about our services as well as your suggestions for how to make the Hospital School a great place for every child and adolescent to learn and grow! 
    Posted Sep 10, 2015, 7:12 AM by Lee Ann Gelinne
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You'll Love This Book!


Guardians of Ga’hoole (book 1) by Kathryn Lasky 

Reviewed by a 7th grade student

“The movie was great and this is the series it was based off of.  It is a really cool how they mix the medieval times with owls and history.”

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis Reviewed by a 7th grade student

“I liked that the characters had different adventures in the story.  Reading about this other world that they went to was really interesting.”


Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud. 

Reviewed by a 7th grade student

“There are ghosts in London and only kids can see them, so they form groups to fight the ghosts.  It is really neat how kids take it upon themselves to protect everyone, because they are the only ones that can see ghosts.”


The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis  

Reviewed by a 7th grade student

“What I liked about this book was how the characters figured out the mystery behind the wardrobe.  I liked when Narnia is made and when they fought the evil sorceress”

A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems  

Reviewed by a 1st grade student. 

“I like how Elephant and Piggie made friends in this book.  I really liked how what the Whale really wanted was somebody to play with.”


NC Children's Hospital

Many of the Hospital School students are patients in the NC Children's Hospital. Check out their Facebook page here!