Henry Viscardi School offers students core academics, robust cultural enrichment, therapies and assistive technology in a nurturing environment.
An alternative choice for parents and a resource to school districts that cannot accommodate the academic, health and assistive technology needs of children with severe physical disabilities, the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center is committed to providing students with a challenging, common core learning standards curriculum in a safe and nurturing traditional school setting.
Its goal is to instill in elementary students (Kindergarten through grade 5) the habits of a mind that characterizes a self-reliant thinker, reader and learner. The Henry Viscardi School strives to develop positive concepts, foster respect for individual differences, and cultivate a supportive school climate. The elementary school program focuses on meeting the individual needs of each student through individualized academics, related services (occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech), and assistive technology.
To foster social and independence skills, core academics are combined with enrichment opportunities such as adapted physical education, swimming, art, music, educational field trips and after-school programs, including Cubbies Basketball, Elementary Student Council and Friday Night Recreation beginning in fourth grade.