The Hallen School provides a stimulating and structured therapeutic learning environment where all students can learn. The curriculum is based on New York State Common Core Curriculum Standards. Instruction is personalized. Teachers use various teaching strategies anchored in Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Assessments are aligned to the New York State Assessment program and whenever possible, students take the state assessment tests at the same time students throughout the state in grades 3-8 also take the tests. All accommodations identified in the IEP are permitted for test taking.
Classes are carefully created to encourage group instruction and social interactions. Individual tutoring and independent work are part of the daily routine.
Several teachers and therapists are certified to use the Wilson Reading Program for struggling readers. This program is based in research documenting student achievement gains in Reading.