1612 Buffalo Road

Rochester, NY 14624

Hope Hall School

Hope Hall has been providing hope to students who learn differently for more than 27 years. A private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit school for students in grades 3-12 who experience frustration in traditional school settings, Hope Hall provides a learning environment tailored to meet the unique needs of students with learning challenges. Students at Hope Hall face barriers to learning such as neurological disorders and/or medical conditions including Central Auditory Processing Disorder, ADD/ADHD, forms of autism, anxiety, or simply a low average IQ. Hope Hall serves approximately 140 students each year from 18 school districts and 4 counties in the Greater Rochester area. 85% of our students live at or below the poverty level and 100% of them have significant learning challenges. Despite these statistics, Hope Hall has a consistent 100% graduation rate. Hope Hall is excited to ROC the Day for Hope Heroes. As Christopher Reeve says, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help our students overcome obstacles every day and get the education they need to achieve academic and personal success . Prior to coming to Hope Hall, our students have been "throw away kids," left out and marginalized in traditional school settings, but Hope Hall's safe, nurturing environment gives them the confidence to pursue their goals. You can learn about the difference Hope Hall made in one of our current senior's life at: https://hopehall.org/media-use/ and what some of our students think about heroism at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TBu2R9hePY Hope Hall’s unique educational program, called The Dolce Method for Learning Mastery©, was written and copyrighted by Sr. Diana Dolce, S.S.J. The Dolce Method teaches the full New York State curriculum in a small class setting (elementary – 12 students per class; high school – 15 students per class), at a slower pace, using multi-sensory teaching strategies. Specifically, the program: • Provides an inclusive, supportive, nurturing environment that develops a strong sense of belonging to a Community of Learners. • Focuses on moral and character development. • Develops professional students and strong community contributors. • Provides ALL students with Art, Music, American Sign Language, Career Development and Occupational Studies education, along with their core subjects • Offers Family and Support Services, and Sports with a no-cut policy. • Conducts a Summer Program (July and August). Before coming to Hope Hall, our students were considered incapable of learning. They endured frustration and anger because their learning needs were not being met in a traditional classroom setting. The students, needless to say, felt hopeless. They felt no one understood their needs. Because of all of these feelings, their esteem and confidence were almost non-existent. Hope Hall changed all of that for our students. We help them to believe in themselves and we support their unique learning needs, so they can overcome their obstacles and become the Hero of their own stories.

We focus on: Education

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne


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