Learning and fun is unfolding as we go back to school at the Italian Home!
Another school year is in high gear, and you may or may not know that on the Jamaica Plain campus, this is so very evident. You see, Italian Home for Children has a strong history of providing residential treatment for children in crisis, but one of the lesser known, but extremely important, services we provide is our school. The Mary Savioli Pallotta Educational Center is a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved K-8 program for children ages 4-13 with special education needs. The school school serves 43 students in 6 classrooms, and we have 30 teachers, many of whom have been with us for a long time!
Our students and their families find a supportive, nurturing environment at Italian Home’s school program. The dedicated staff focuses on the special needs of each individual, giving every student the tools needed to be successful in life. Students benefit from small classroom sizes, a dedicated team of teachers and therapists, and opportunities for creative expression. The school boasts structured academics as well as a strong therapeutic component that helps students cope with trauma and develop needed social and self-regulation skills. Combined with our arts programs, these demonstrate how the multifaceted components of our school help students overcome their challenges.
Creativity and Technology
This school year began with much optimism and excitement. A creative project called Maker Space was launched during summer school, and the students loved it. We will be continuing this project which combines technology, hands-on learning, and creativity throughout the year. On top of that, we will be adding some very exciting art and music programs and projects for our children!
We’re looking forward to experiencing all the amazing things that our students will achieve in the coming months. Check back as we’ll be celebrating and sharing their accomplishments with you!