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The Saint Maryís Home for Children George N. Hunt Campus School was established in 1982 for residential and day students with learning, social, emotional and behavioral disorders who have experienced difficulty succeeding in their homes and/or in a public school setting. The school provides a year round program for students requiring more than the traditional 180 day school year. The summer program enables students to engage in credit recovery and supportive programming to prevent social, emotional and academic regression. The school also offers a 45-day assessment model to complete evaluations to assist with meeting special education requirements and/or to determine if an out-of-district placement is necessary..

The campus school has a highly structured special education program offering individualized instruction, related and therapeutic services to day students from grades K through 12 and to residential boys aged 6-14 and to residential girls aged 6-21. The small student to teacher/staff ratio facilitates positive relationships, academic and personal growth and enables students to learn in an environment which supports and promotes success. The teachers are RI certified special educators including a Reading Specialist. Related services such as Occupational Therapy and Speech/Language Services are available as needed per the studentís Individualized Education Plan (IEP.) Clinical and therapeutic support is provided to both day and residential students.

The curriculum follows the stateís Common Core Standards and ensures continuity between our program and public school programs. Hands on learning, community activities and project based learning are utilized to support an inclusive approach to a highly diversified student body. The school has adopted the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) which are both RI state initiatives for the development of positive and predictable expectations needed to succeed in school and in life.

Students can be referred to the campus school by Local Education Agencies to attend as day students or, if they meet special education criteria, students are enrolled through the St. Maryís residential program. All students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) based on their academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs. The goal for day students is to prepare the students to return to their public school, a less restrictive school or to graduate ready to be successful learners. The primary focus for residential students is to transition to a safe home and to be enrolled either in their local school district or, if necessary, in an appropriate out-of-district program.

For more information please contact:

Robert Picerelli
Principal and Director of Education @ 353-3900 Ext. 234

Marty Morris
Director of Special Education & Program Development @ 353-3900 Ext 259

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