Clinical Day School Services

The Clinical Day School at Manchester Memorial Hospital is accredited by the State Department of Education as a private special education school that offers a special alternative school experience for students who need a highly structured, therapeutic environment in order to achieve academic success.

  • The mission of the School is to help students acquire the academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to successfully return to their local public schools.
  • The Clinical Day School is designed to serve adolescents in grades six through twelve who have serious behavioral/emotional needs and/or learning disabilities.
  • Students who attend this Program have been referred by their public school and have exhausted other less restrictive options in their local communities.
  • Students from a variety of towns attend the Clinical Day School which operates from 8:15am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. Transportation provided by the student’s school district. School hours are 8 – 2:30.
  • The Program adheres to the State requirement of a minimum of 900 hours of academic school work and a minimum of 183 school days each year. Program staff includes a school administrator, special education teachers (including art and music teachers), teacher assistants, a school nurse, school social workers, an occupational therapist, a consulting neuropsychologist and a Psychiatrist.
  • Staff works as an integrated team providing each student individualized services that support successful learning.
  • The Program operates six classrooms with a special education teacher and teacher assistant assigned to each classroom.
  • The curriculum design is similar to what the students would have received in their local public schools.
  • Instruction is provide through small groups or individual lessons.
  • Each student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) with specific goals and objectives that is carefully followed by each teacher.
  • A variety of alternative teaching strategies and behavior management strategies are employed in the classrooms to help students experience success.
  • The Programs works closely with public school when a student is being considered for transition to a less restrictive setting.
  • A summer school program is available.

For more information on Clinical Day School Services, please call our main line at 860.647.6827 or the Behavioral Health Referral Line at 860.647.6800.

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