The Neil Hellman School is certified by the New York Department of Education as a special education facility serving residential and day students with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. The school is comprised of elementary, middle, and high school programs and is authorized by New York State to award Regents and Local Diplomas as well as the Career Development and Occupational Studies Certificate (CDOS) to its graduates.
Students who attend NHS have displayed significant behavioral/emotional problems in previous educational placements. Some have been recently discharged from inpatient hospitalization for psychiatric disorders and require a transitional placement before returning to their home school. All have a special education school classification and although the majority are classified as emotionally disturbed, many students are classified as multiply handicapped or learning disabled.
Debbie Singer, Director, Centralized Intake Unit
Referral required from school district's Committee of Special Education (CSE)
IEP, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plan (If applicable), immunization records, school psychological reports.
Emergency After-Hours Service: 518-426-2600
All students must be 6-19 years old at admission, have an IQ of 50 or above, be identified by a Committee on Special Education as emotionally disturbed, and have needs that cannot be met in a community school.
Fees or Charges
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Fee for service basis, based on actual student enrollment.
Tuition is collected from the Office of Mental Health for RTF students, the Office of Children and Family Services for Residential students and local Education Agencies for Day Treatment and Day Education students.