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Notes for Prospective Students
Coleman School, provides on-site special education for
children in The Pediatric Center, a specialized nursing facility.
Children in The Pediatric Center suffer from acute and devastating
illnesses, disabilities, and medical conditions that require them
to require long term hospitalization.
New York Foundling started
the Coleman School to support children whose severe disabilities
prevented them from receiving education in a traditional
The School provides education, and physical, play and
music therapy to infants, preschool and school age children as well
as a bedside program for children who are too medically fragile to
come to a classroom setting.
While these children's cases are the
most severe and restricting, they are also responsive to
stimulating therapy and learning opportunities.
While they cannot
be educated in the traditional sense, we constantly strive to
improve their quality of life through interaction with their
environment and with other children and adults.