At St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital School, we support the intellectual development of our patients as part of their comprehensive care—working with them so they can keep pace with their classmates, and ultimately return to their community schools and teachers. Services are free and available to inpatient and outpatient school-aged children seen at St. Luke’s Children’s.
Our school partners with local organizations and individuals to bring additional educational/cultural services into our classrooms. Current partners include:
When children are ready to return to school, whether part-time or full-time, our teachers can meet with staff at the child’s community school to help plan for their educational, physical, and emotional needs. We currently offer:
Our staff is led by Valerie Player, MEd, EdS and Colin Carr, MSEd. Both are Idaho state-certified K-12 special education and K-8 elementary education teachers. They oversee a group of support personnel who assist with bedside and classroom instruction. Staff are members of the national organization, the Association for the Education of Children with Medical Needs (AECMN).
The pediatric team at Idaho’s only children’s hospital is dedicated to providing specialized care in a safe, comforting and family-friendly setting.