Irving Montak SINAI School at SAR Academy

Irving Montak SINAI School at SAR Academy is located in Riverdale, NY. For over three decades, SINAI Schools has been serving children with complex learning disabilities and special needs throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Our numerous special education schools provide highly individualized programming and specialized therapeutic services to meet the specific needs of each of our students. SINAI is the only Jewish special education school to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Students at each of SINAI's elementary schools have a wide range of developmental, intellectual, and complex learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, social/emotional disorders, and cognitive disabilities. 

Students are grouped into multi graded classes according to their social, academic, and emotional profiles, to create appropriate peer groups. 

A typical SINAI class at SAR averages between 5-9 students, with 2-3 credentialed teachers. The entire class works together on community building and social skills. For academic learning, children work in even smaller groups or one-on-one with a teacher, based on their individual learning needs in each subject. At SINAI, we teach to each individual child's strengths, and use a multi-sensory approach to provide our students with different ways to learn information that might be challenging to them. 

SINAI students are full members of the SAR student community—traveling on the bus together, eating lunch together, playing at recess and gym together, participating in school assemblies together, and often joining their peers in SAR's academic classes. 

At SINAI, we craft an individualized Comprehensive Student Plan specifically for each child, to meet his or her intellectual needs.

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