Biondi Middle & High School

Located on a scenic 33-acre campus in Yonkers, NY, overlooking the Hudson River, the Biondi Middle & High School is a fully accredited non-public school providing 12-month specialized education services for students in 7th through 12th grade with social and emotional difficulties as well as academic deficits. Our curriculum is individualized to the unique needs of each student and includes academic, social, behavioral, and transitional goals for all students. We aim to not only improve academic skills but to improve emotional stability and coping skills so as to empower students to succeed post-graduation. We emphasize academic achievement, skills development, and increasing each student's ability to remain on task, interact appropriately with peers, and improve behavior. Students enjoy the opportunity to join our Young Men’s Academy or Young Women’s Academy and will soon be able to join our upcoming Academy for Career and Occupational Studies. Our program ensures that students have the tools they need for the future and are prepared to either continue their education or receive further vocational training and secure employment after high school graduation.
 
Many of our students face a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges or have a history of substance abuse, general delinquency or poor social skills. All require more individualized attention and special education than traditional public schools are able to provide. Our teachers are dedicated to keeping students focused, and the staff at The Biondi School help youth achieve approximately 1.2 months of progress with their reading and math skills for every one month of enrollment.  Significantly, 100% of our graduates are moving on to college, vocational training programs or employment.
 
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges NYS Board of Regents, the Biondi School provides the support and guidance to students who have experienced difficulty or failure in previous school settings to overcome past adversity and achieve academic and personal success. Therapeutic services combined with small class sizes provide our students with the support and individualized attention they need to create strong foundations for the future.
 
Our program includes:
  • Participation in all New York State standardized tests and the opportunity to be awarded a Regents, Local, IEP or GED diplomas 
  • An educational curriculum based on the New York State Core Curriculum
  • Art, music, physical education, and technology skills
  • Vocational programs in fields such as culinary arts, digital photography/videography, animation and customer service training
  • Work study opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, clerical work, maintenance and child care
  • Ratio of 1 teacher per every 12 (or fewer) students
  • Teacher assistants in every classroom
  • Employment of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), a positive behavior incentive program which guides each student’s behavioral improvement and growth
  • Speech therapy
  • Counseling and crisis support
  • Nursing and medical services
 
Day students attend the Biondi School from throughout the metro area, while the school also supports residents of our Residential Treatment Center, who come from throughout New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.
 
For more information about the Biondi School, contact us at 914.375.8969 or admissions@leakeandwatts.org.