New Story Schools provides a supportive academic environment for students experiencing social, emotional, educational and behavioral challenges. Our students work with a multidisciplinary team of Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Behavior Analysts, Counselors and Support Staff in providing social, behavioral and academic interventions.
We believe no two students are alike, especially when it comes to learning. We teach the way a student learns, and our curriculum reflects this approach.
The curriculum used for each student is aligned with the Pennsylvania State Standards and has documented research evidencing improved academic outcomes. Lesson plans are designed to carry out standards and spark student curiosity.
Key components of our unique
- Small classroom sizes
- STEAM labs
- Interactive lessons, discovery learning
- Integration of technology into lessons and activities
- Natural Environment Teaching spaces
- Multi-sensory environments
We carry out individualized
- Individual, small group and whole-class instruction
- Related services push into the classroom
- Instructional scaffolding
- Differentiated instruction
- Direct instruction
We deliver a standards-aligned curriculum using a range of academic principles, including intensive teaching and Direct Instruction. Students in Autism Support placements also receive Social Skills instruction embedded into all aspects of the academic day.
Students placed in our Emotional Support classroom receive individual, small group and whole group instruction derived from the standards-aligned curriculum. Social Emotional Learning curriculum is embedded into lesson plans with teachers and counselors providing instruction in the natural environment.
Transition assessment and programming helps to ensure a successful transition out of educational placement and into adulthood. This process begins when students reach the age of 14 and continues until they graduate or exit the school system.