Hope Hall’s collaborative approach to learning connects faculty, staff and families as team members in a community of learning. Students previously considered to be educationally “at risk” experience academic success, not only at Hope Hall, but also in high school and beyond.
Hope Hall is the only school to offer the Dolce Method for Learning Mastery© which teaches the New York State curriculum in a non-traditional way. Strategies are designed to meet the needs of students who have experienced frustration in traditional classroom settings.
Hope Hall is the only school to offer the time-proven Dolce Method for Learning Mastery Program, written and copyrighted by Sister Diana Dolce, S.S.J., the school’s Founder and Executive Director.
The Learning Mastery Program teaches the full New York State curriculum, as well as organizational skills and social skills, in a non-traditional way. It has been used successfully since 1977 to help students with ADD, ADHD and Central Auditory Processing problems to become successful lifelong learners.
The program strategies are designed to meet the needs of children who have experienced frustration and failure in a traditional classroom setting. Content and study skills are constantly reviewed and reinforced so that students achieve high levels of mastery.
All teachers at Hope Hall are New York State certified, and along with support personnel, are specially trained in Learning Mastery methods.
• achieve academic success at Hope Hall and beyond
• become lifelong learners
• develop a sense of pride in, and respect for, their own body as well as for all life
• adopt healthy lifestyles that include good nutrition and physical fitness
• recognize and use non-violent ways of interacting with others
• foster a personal sense of spirituality
• reverence diversity and appreciate the uniqueness and goodness of each person
• be good citizens and stewards of the earth