Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District (GNC UFSD) is one of New York State’s 10 Special Act public school districts. Students are specifically referred to us for either a residential or day school program by a Committee on Special Education (CSE) or by the Department of Social Services (DSS). The GNC UFSD is comprised of four academies, one on each of St. Christopher’s three residential campuses, and one – the Greenburgh Academy, in the town of Greenburgh – for non-residential day students.
We are committed to providing all students with a rigorous academic program aligned with New York State standards and suited to meet students' individual needs. Our commitment to achievement is perhaps best expressed by the fact that most of our students with disabilities earn either a Local or NYS Regents Diploma, and they leave our schools with plans in place to attend college, vocational training programs, supported employment, or competitive employment.
The philosophy of GNC UFSD is based on providing superior academic programming in a supportive, psycho-educational environment. Our staff, along with the student and his or her counselor and therapist, works with parents and the referring agency (CSE or DSS) in developing the most suitable academic plan for each student.