Program Overview

There is no such thing as a one-size fits all education.

Using multi-sensory, individualized approaches to learning for each student, Maplebrook provides an academic setting that is both supportive and adequately challenging. We believe in our students’ abilities, and strive to enable them to rise to higher levels of academic achievement than they’ve previously attained.

Maplebrook School adheres to the New York State Learning Standards in structuring its curriculum and graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation from Maplebrook, a student must attend the school for a minimum of two years. Seniors must be recommended for graduation by the entire Maplebrook faculty before Parents’ Weekend in October. These recommendations are then reviewed by the Graduation Committee, which formally nominates candidates for graduation by November 1st. After final approval by the Head of School, parents will be notified in writing of their student’s graduation status. Commencement is held annually in June.

Maplebrook offers two different diplomas: an Advanced High School Diploma and a regular High School Diploma. Both are fully-approved New York State diplomas.

Advanced High School Diploma Requirements
  • Minimum two full years attendance at Maplebrook
  • Achievement of educational goals of the student’s Individual Education Plan in effect during the school year in which the diploma is awarded
  • Minimum of 13 years of school attendance
  • Minimum of 22 credits as follows:
    • English – 4 units
    • Social Studies – 4 units
    • Mathematics – 3 units
    • Arts – 1 unit
    • Science* – 3 units
    • Health Education – 0.5 units
    • Physical Education – 2 units
    • Electives – 4.5 units

    *One unit of Science must include Technology

    • Minimum Grade Equivalent Score of 9 G.E. on the BASI standardized testing, administered annually in April
    • Must pass the Maplebrook School Competency Exams (MCE’s) for Reading, Writing, and Math
Regular High School Diploma Requirements
  • Minimum two full years attendance at Maplebrook
  • Achievement of educational goals of the student’s Individual Education Plan in effect during the school year in which the diploma is awarded
  • Minimum of 13 years of school attendance
  • Minimum of 22 credits as follows:
    • English – 4 units
    • Social Studies – 4 units
    • Mathematics – 3 units
    • Arts – 1 unit
    • Science* – 3 units
    • Health Education – 0.5 units
    • Physical Education – 2 units
    • Electives – 4.5 units

*One unit of Science must include Technology

In some instances, a student may be recommended for graduation because they need to move onto a different program without having fully satisfied the criteria for either of Maplebrook’s diplomas. In these cases, a Certificate of Attendance is awarded.

Innovative Programs we use

  • Accelerated Reading
  • Reading Plus
  • Wilson Reading System
  • STAR Reading (testing program)
  • Accelerated Math
  • ACTIVATE – Brain training program from Yale Medical School designed to improve focus, memory, & impulse-control
  • RISE program

Learning Supports we provide

  • Small class sizes of 5-10
  • Highly structured classroom & daily routines
  • Teacher-run study halls Mon-Thurs. evenings
  • Individual and small-group tutoring in weakest subject area
  • School-issued iPad and access to other multi-sensory technology and techniques
  • Use of graphic organizers, and of binders and homework planners for each student
  • Speech & Language services
  • Referral services for OT/PT as needed
  • RISE program

Executive Functions we strengthen

  • Organization
  • Planning & Prioritizing
  • Self-Control of impulses and emotions, etc.
  • Self-Monitoring
  • Working Memory
  • Sustained Attention
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Initiative

CONTACT US

Maplebrook School | 5142 Route 22 | Amenia, NY 12501

phone: 845.373.9511 | 845.373.8191 (Admissions)

fax: 845.373.7029

email: admissions@maplebrookschool.org