Curriculum


Students playing instruments in class

Flexible and Fluid Learning Plans

Each child is informally assessed at the beginning of their tenure here to determine their level of development in each area of learning. From there, a learning plan is implemented for him/her that is tailored to their strengths and needs. These plans are FLEXIBLE and FLUID. Team members continually assess the student’s response to their plans and modify as needed. 

Broadening the Classroom

Our 18-acre campus is home to a living pond, gardens, animal habitats, and various other outdoor attractions that promote hands-on learning outside the classroom. The use of the surrounding environment enhances our everyday science, math, and life skills lessons and broadens each child’s connection to our curriculum.

Students at West Hills Academy building a snowman
Students at West Hills Academy building a snowman

Broadening the Classroom

Our 18-acre campus is home to a living pond, gardens, animal habitats, and various other outdoor attractions that promote hands-on learning outside the classroom. The use of the surrounding environment enhances our everyday science, math, and life skills lessons and broadens each child’s connection to our curriculum.

Students at West Hills Academy building a snowman

Vocational Training

Our program consists of in-class and on-the-job vocational training, preparing our students for entry into the world after school. Students are taught various career and life skills and build the confidence necessary to be successful in the next step in their lives. We partner with major national brands such as Home Depot and Nike for the real-world job exposure of this program.

Students at a rounded table learning in a group setting

NYS Standards

Our teachers design curriculum that is aligned with New York State standards to allow our students an easy and successful transition to their future academic settings. When appropriate, students will receive related services as well as necessary accommodations/modifications generated by their IEPs/504 plans.

NYS Standards

Our teachers design curriculum that is aligned with New York State standards to allow our students an easy and successful transition to their future academic settings. When appropriate, students will receive related services as well as necessary accommodations/modifications generated by their IEPs/504 plans.

Students at a rounded table learning in a group setting