Harmony Heights School - Therapeutic Boarding School

Harmony Heights School

Location

60 Walnut Ave, East Norwich, NY 11732

Type(s) :

Girls Only, High School, Licensed

Harmony Heights is a therapeutic residential and day school serving girls with emotional needs that cannot be adequately served in the standard high school setting. Situated in Oyster Bay, New York, Donald Lafayette established Harmony Heights in 1974, and it has served as an outstanding resource for education and emotional healing for 42 years.

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About Therapeutic Boarding Schools in New York

New York Therapeutic Boarding Schools

There are no requirements for Accreditation and Registration is optional with the Board of Regents. Only competent teachers may instruct students, but a certification is not specifically required.  The curriculum of private schools must be equivalent to the instruction given at public schools, including English, Geography, U.S. History, Civics, Hygiene, Physical Training, American history, as well as instruction discouraging the misuse of alcohol and drugs.

Private school authorities may require students be tested for drugs, including urine analysis. This is subject to written consent of the parents. Private facilities must train their pupils in safety drills and fire drills must be held at least 12 times a year using different exit methods and times of the day. An administrator failing to comply with this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Private facilities are allowed the same health and welfare facilities that are available to public schools. This includes dental and physician services, dental hygienist, school psychologist, nurse, social worker and speech therapistResidential programs in the state of New York are regulated by the New York Office of Children and Family Services at https://ocfs.ny.gov which can be reached at 1-518-474-8734. The Attorney General in New York is found in the New York Office of the Attorney General at https://ag.ny.gov which can be reached at 1-800-771-7755. The department that regulates education in New York is the New York State Education Department at https://nysed.gov which can be reached at 1-518-474-3852. The five largest cities in New York are New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.

Harmony Heights School

Location

60 Walnut Ave, East Norwich, NY 11732

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