Campus Oriented Programs

Provided at all three campuses

Academics

A unique feature of St. Christopher’s is our partnership with the Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District. Residents attend daily classes with day students from the community. The academic program prepares students for a Regents Diploma or a local diploma through some unique offerings:

  • A 6:1:1 ratio at Dobbs Ferry, 8:1:1 ratio at New Windsor, and 6:1:2 ratio at Jennie Clarkson
  • General education subjects including Math, Science, English, and Social Studies
  • CDOS Curriculum, which gives students an opportunity for additional career development
  • Academic Intervention Services to improve math and reading skills
  • Therapeutic services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling
  • Extracurricular activities, such as Varsity sports and Marching Cobras Marching Band

Clinical Services

All residents are assigned a Clinician who is responsible for developing an individualized clinical plan dependent on the nature of the child’s and family’s needs. Our team-oriented approach ensures that all members of the treatment team are involved in the development of the plan and fully understand the clinical needs of the youngster. Our clinical staff are comprised of Psychologists and Social Workers who are responsible for:

  • Providing individual therapy
  • Providing group therapy and psycho-educational interventions
  • Family Therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Transitional or permanency planning

Recreation

Youngsters participate in a variety of recreational activities which are an integral part of our treatment services. Our fully supervised recreation activities promote health and wellness, education and social skills, and include:

  • Off-campus trips (movies, bowling, sports games)
  • Physical activities, such as basketball, volleyball, cheer-leading, and dance
  • Club participation, such as Art Club and Cooking Club
  • Drivers’ Education

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Services

ILS services provide youth with the necessary tools to transition from living in our care to living as independetly as possible. Our ILS Specialist conducts workshops and other activities, which vary according to the cognitive level/skills of residents, but may include:

  • Self-Care
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Housing and Money Management
  • Education Planning

Our ILS services assist with preparing for and seeking employment. Youth are exposed to a variety of vocational opportunities while in our care, both on and off campus.

Community Service & Volunteering

Giving back to the community is a valuable lesson for youth. Our residents participate in community service by:

  • Donating food from the garden
  • Participating in Midnight Runs, delivering clothes and personal goods to the homless
  • Snow shoveling our neighbors in the Winter as a part of the Snow Angel Program