Sep 20 2012

Updated Aug 21

New Hyde Park School - 63rd

Any thoughts on the new 'Hyde Park' school on 63rd? It's finally beginning to take shape.

The NIMBYs of Hyde Park won by pushing it further south, but does West Woodlawn win by having the school in our own backyard?

  • Just FYI Hanoke- I'm a new teacher at the Orthogenic School, and they only enroll students with a primary diagnosis of ED (Emotional Disorder), as opposed to BD (Behavior Disorder), so they are students who need a great deal of emotional and therapeutic support, but are not violent, and do not pose a security risk to one another or to their surrounding environment.

  • Lisa Gates Attorney, HPDS parent

    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming,...

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    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming, safe place we could ever have hoped for for our son. I would like to suggest you visit the school if you have an interest in whether it's good enough to be near you, rather than simply posting knee-jerk concerns about children with special needs.

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