SINAI at YCQ opened in Queens, NY in September of 2020. For almost four decades, SINAI Schools has been serving children with complex learning disabilities and special needs throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Our schools provide highly individualized programming and specialized therapeutic services to meet the specific needs of each of our students, and each is a “school within a school,” integrated within a mainstream day school or high school to provide a fully inclusive experience. 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.
As is true at all of SINAI's elementary schools, a typical SINAI class at YCQ averages between 5-9 students, with 2-3 credentialed teachers. The entire class works together on community building and social skills. 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 will challenge them.
SINAI students are full members of the YCQ student community—traveling on the bus together, eating lunch together, playing at recess and gym together, participating in school assemblies together, and may even join their peers in YCQ’s academic classes.
At SINAI, we craft an individualized Comprehensive Student Plan specifically for each child, to meet his or her specific academic, social, and emotional needs.
Click here to read the joint press release from SINAI, YCQ, and YESS announcing SINAI coming to YCQ.