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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Neil Hellman School is certified by the New York Department of Education as a special education facility serving residential and day students with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. The school is comprised of elementary, middle, and high school programs and is authorized by New York State to award Regents and Local Diplomas as well as the Career Development and Occupational Studies Certificate (CDOS) to its graduates.

Students who attend NHS have displayed significant behavioral/emotional problems in previous educational placements. Some have been recently discharged from inpatient hospitalization for psychiatric disorders and require a transitional placement before returning to their home school. All have a special education school classification and although the majority are classified as emotionally disturbed, many students are classified as multiply handicapped or learning disabled.
Geographical AreaAlbany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Dutchess, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Monroe, Nassau, Oneida, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Seneca, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 518-426-2800
Debbie Singer, Director, Centralized Intake Unit
Intake RequirementsReferral required from school district's Committee of Special Education (CSE)
Additional RequirementsIEP, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plan (If applicable), immunization records, school psychological reports.
Helpful TipsEmergency After-Hours Service: 518-426-2600
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityAll students must be 6-19 years old at admission, have an IQ of 50 or above, be identified by a Committee on Special Education as emotionally disturbed, and have needs that cannot be met in a community school.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
Fee AmountsFee for service basis, based on actual student enrollment.
Insurance AcceptedMedicaid
Payment NotesTuition is collected from the Office of Mental Health for RTF students, the Office of Children and Family Services for Residential students and local Education Agencies for Day Treatment and Day Education students.
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am – 3:30pm
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 60 Academy Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12208
Main Phone 518-426-2600
Fax 518-426-2838
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Program: NEIL HELLMAN SCHOOL (NHS)
This Service: Education Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Children and Youth With Emotional Disturbance (YF-5000.1700-100)