The Hospital School Program on the 9th floor of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is staffed by certified teachers and assistants who provide small group and individualized instruction. Children who are unable to go to the classroom are eligible for bedside instruction. Hospital staff are flexible in their approach to learning and can provide many motivational, educationally related activities.
Patients will find educational activities, art projects, thinking games, computers with a wide variety of educational software, and internet access in the classroom, as well as the opportunity to interact with other students who are hospitalized. If a student brings homework, necessary assistance will be provided. The hospital teacher can contact the child’s teacher at home for assignments if needed.
The classroom is located in Room #9659 on the south end of the 9th floor. Students come by wheelchair, on foot, or even in their beds. Patients often look forward to school which can be a familiar and comforting break from medical procedures. Some families have reported that school in the hospital represents hope and healing for their children.