Here’s what some of our student’s parents have to say about HollyDELL School.
Iyona is always happy to come to school each day
“Iyona is always happy to come to school each day. When she arrives in her classroom she is greeted by a wonderful staff and students. She is extremely pleasant and has a smile on her face. She likes to walk around the classroom in the morning and socialize with her classmates. She really enjoys participating in all the fun activities that HollyDELL provides. She especially loves moving around during Adapted Physical Education and playing instruments during Music Therapy. It is an absolute pleasure to work at HollyDELL School. The staff treats the students with such love and respect. They are always willing to go the extra mile for not only the students, but the parents as well! The students are provided with several opportunities to promote their independence and expand their knowledge. Each student has their own individualized program. I would highly recommend this school to any student.”
When Christopher first began attending Hollydell School
“When Christopher first began attending Hollydell School, he was very fearful. He did not want to participate in any of the activities that were done in the classroom. Often, he would cry and pull away when asked to do any classroom activities. Christopher is now entering his second year at Hollydell School, and it is easy to see how much he has changed. Where there were once tears, now he arrives with a big smile on his face. Christopher has found activities that he enjoys doing and some of them, he can even do all by himself! He loves working with switches during lessons to count, play on the computer, and play with toys in the classroom. Christopher enjoys playing games in Adapted Physical Education, where he gets the chance to play just like any other child. The time spent playing on the drums, a banjo, or a tambourine in music class is equally special. Also, the daily themes are always a surprising mix of games, songs, art projects and even costumes! Perhaps what is the most noticeable are the social strides that Christopher has made since arriving to school. His face clearly shows his pleasure when he is greeted by the staff. He smiles and laughs when his friends do funny things. Christopher has truly become a part of the school community. I believe that the attention, warmth, and support provided at Hollydell are largely responsible for his success and his increased confidence.”
Our son, “Joey D.” as he is affectionately known at HollyDELL
“Our son, “Joey D.” as he is affectionately known at HollyDELL, has loved school from the very beginning. Even now, the staff tells us that he smiles and laughs from the beginning of every day to the end. Joey has made great progress at HollyDELL. Over the years, his vocabulary has increased with more understandable words. He doesn’t talk, but he does say words appropriate to the situation. One of Joey’s teachers in particular loves to chat with him all the time, and he just loves her. We think he is trying to keep up with her, sometimes even trying to out-do her! The staff at HollyDELL is amazing, to say the least. We know that the care and compassion they have for Joey extends far beyond the school day. They know our son very well and any time they feel he is not acting himself, they call without hesitation. The lines of communication have always been open and we know we can contact them at any time. We absolutely love the staff and are very happy with the program at HollyDELL.”