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Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District located 20 miles north of New York City in Dobbs Ferry, New York is nestled on the scenic, verdant grounds of The Children’s Village, a renowned residential treatment center and facility in operation since 1852.   


Established in 1928, Greenburgh Eleven UFSD is a small, nurturing, therapeutic environment serving day and residential students from K through 12th grade with significant emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties.  Within this safe, structured, learning setting, each student receives specialized educational programming based on a rigorous curriculum aligned with the Next Generation standards and a strong commitment to literacy and excellence.


Emphasis on “STEAM”: Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics employs hands-on learning and career exploration.  Technology enriched classrooms include multiple devices and Smart Boards. Each student’s individual program considers their academic, social-emotional, and physical needs as well as their preferred learning styles. Clinicians and therapists work with the teachers to ensure that student services support self-confidence and address issues that prevent academic success.  


Our Artists in Residence offer opportunities to creatively express feelings through music and art. In partnership with Children’s Village specialized labs, work-based learning brings both skills and certifications in several career paths such as lifeguard, apprenticeship in barbering, photojournalism and computer skills in coding and robotics.  


The Restorative Justice approach proactively builds healthy relationships and a sense of community to prevent and address conflict.  This allows students to learn how to make amends to re-enter the community, strengthening relationships to reduce the likelihood of future incidents. Restorative Practices, in concert with the PBIS behavior management program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), support the goals of helping students become self-confident, independent life-long learners who will be able to successfully meet challenges as college and career ready citizens when they graduate from Greenburgh Eleven. 


A holistic caring approach .   


 The Children’s Village (“CV”) is a 170+ year-old charity that provides short-term, emergency residential treatment, psychiatric stabilization, juvenile justice alternatives to incarceration and shelter care to children who come from 16 NY counties and 32 nations. Children are placed through New York Family Court, Criminal Court, County Department of Social Services offices and the Federal Government.


The CV Dobbs Ferry Campus also hosts a New York State Public School, Greenburgh 11, a NY State licensed Medical Clinic that operates 24 X 7, a Psychiatric Sub-Acute Inpatient Rapid Intervention Center, a New York State licensed Office of Addiction and Supports Clinic, and affordable housing serving 114 income eligible families. With respect to demographics, the children served on CV’s Dobbs Ferry Campus (the “CV Campus”) are ninety-five percent (95%) Black and Brown, generally coming from the most impoverished neighborhoods in New York. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the families living in the D’Assern affordable housing complex identify as Black or Hispanic. Among the staff at The Children’s Village and Greenburgh 11, seventy-three (73%) identify as Black and Hispanic. The minor residents of the CV Campus generally comprise two populations: (1) youth in New York State child welfare and juvenile justice programs (“Domestic Programs”), and (2) youth in federal immigration programs (“Immigration Programs”). T

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