The HeartShare School creates a learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. The school encourages exploration that will offer students skills for a more independent life.
The HeartShare School encourages learning through active engagement with the community, including patronizing local businesses and restaurants in Bath Beach. From museums to the Statue of Liberty, students also experience the rich cultural offerings and history that New York City has to offer. The Annual Science Fair encourages students to better understand their health and environment.
The HeartShare School has a playground with swings, a basketball court, as well as space accommodating organized sports, including tennis, soccer and badminton.
The student choir, which performs at the school’s annual talent show and other events, is therapeutic and encourages self-expression. Students also are encourages to participate in an annual art show at the school, as well as the ArtShare for HeartShare program, which displays curated works at a gallery space downtown Brooklyn.
From bake sales to concerts and 5Ks, The HeartShare School hosts events raising both autism awareness and funds for its students. Students not only learn how to be advocates for themselves and their peers, but also to be a part of a community teaching them practical skills, like financial literacy and budgeting at the school store.
The HeartShare School develops opportunities for its students to volunteer in the community, which teaches work skills and promotes a sense of inclusion. Students currently volunteer at:
The HeartShare School is a close-knit community, which comes together to celebrate various holidays together. Student participation is encouraged and parents are welcome.
Parents and guardians are dedicated caregivers 24/7. At The HeartShare School, programs both after school and during holiday breaks ensure continuity in learning and offers relief to caregivers.