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Monarch School of New England

The Monarch School of New England is a nonprofit, specialized, day school for students ages 5-21 with significant developmental, medical, emotional, behavioral and physical disabilities. The school believes that given the right environment and services, all students can thrive. By focusing on abilities, rather than disabilities, students are supported to reach their greatest potential. The Monarch School of New England is accredited by the New Hampshire Department of Education and is recognized for excellence in providing academic, therapeutic, functional life skills and vocational instruction to students with disabilities.  In short, providing unlimited possibilities for students with special needs.

The Monarch School of New England's mission statement is as follows: The Monarch School of New England supports individuals with special needs so they can realize their greatest potential. In this nurturing environment, a comprehensively trained staff works one-on-one with each individual, uniquely integrating both education and therapy, to ensure successful transitions to school and to the community.

Originally started as a playgroup for children with intellectual disabilities in the late 1960s, the organization formally became a nonprofit in the mid 1970s and has evolved into the school as it is known today.  In addition to curriculum aligned the the New Hampshire Education Frameworks and Common Core Standards, the school offers a number of traditional and innovative therapies and services to help students learn and grow. Offered services include: Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Vision Services, and Specialized Nursing Care.

The school also offers a number innovative programs that help students succeed, and develop healthy, life-long skills.  These opportunities include: hippotherapy, aquatics, adaptive gymnastics, horticultural therapy, adaptive skiing, and other adaptive recreational programs.  In addition to these examples for students enrolled in the school's day program, the Monarch School of New England's Collaborative Team works closely with partner school districts to consult and support students in need of a higher level of services in their home school district setting.



Posted on: Thursday, September 12, 2019

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