educational programs


Villa of Hope School is a NYS approved private 853 school created by Chapter 853 of the Laws of 1976.

This year-round program incorporates academic, vocational, and remedial services for youth in our Residential Treatment Center and Residential Treatment Facility, and is a specialized day school offering education and therapeutic services to youth ages 12 to 21 who live at home.

Students with emotional disturbance and learning disabilities are supported by a highly trained staff of academic classroom teachers, teachers’ assistants, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, a school nurse, a support coordinator and an academic coordinator. Students who attend Villa of Hope School receive assistance in addressing their academic, social, behavioral and emotional needs.

Our school can serve up to 112 students in grades 7 through 12. Students receive specialized daily instruction to ensure that all students with disabilities achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to live independently and lead self-directed lives. Many students complete graduation requirements and earn a Regents Diploma; students at Villa of Hope School also have the opportunity to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Distinction. More than 80% of our students go on to attend college, trade school, and/or enter the workforce or military upon graduation.

We welcome inquiries and visits. Students at Villa of Hope School are loud and proud about their school, and return to “pay it forward” to our staff and school as they celebrate success.

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For more info, call 585-865-1550 x 719, 8am to 3pm


Villa of Hope's innovations in Physical Education teaching have been honored at NY State conferences now for the past two years. The following are links to handouts provided at the The New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conferences in 2017 and 2018.

2016-2017 Project Adventure High Ropes grading sheet

2017-2018 rules-expectations-PBIS

Broom ball daily lesson plan 1

Cooperative games - rock wall - map

Learning Roadmap template

Plickers Assessment Magnets Set

Safety Plan Info

Sanctuary Youth Self Care Plan

The Other APE

Youth Safety Plan Poster