UNC Hospitals is host to the state’s only accredited Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade (PK-12) Hospital School. The school helps children keep up with their classroom studies during their hospital stay and works with the local schools to provide a smooth transition back to school.
There are two separate locations for the school within the UNC Hospitals complex. The pediatric component of the school is located on the seventh floor of the Children’s Hospital, and the psychiatric component is located on the second floor of the Neurosciences Hospital. At both locations, there are classrooms, offices and a media center or computer lab. Although there are classrooms and physical space designated as “school” where students “go to school”, school often goes to them. When needed, teachers work with students at bedside or on the patient’s units where they are being treated.
To learn more about the Hospital School, click here: http://chccs.k12.nc.us/hospital