Life on Campus
Green Chimneys is a community both in and of itself, and part of the local and regional community. We pride ourselves on maintaining an open campus; a place that hosts visitors from across the globe and holds public events in which students, and their families, can fully participate.
A Culture of Community Supports Therapeutic Activities and Learning
Mealtimes are shared by students and staff; monthly all-campus meetings deliver important news and recognize achievements by students and staff; and holiday celebrations and special occasions are attended by all.
Our culture is one of safety, respect and inclusion and students, and staff, are committed to being Upstanders. The Upstander initiative is Green Chimneys’ anti-bullying program designed to help students identify unacceptable behaviors and learn ways to address and prevent bullying. Ongoing programming introduces topics and activities to spark discussion and create understanding. The program also incorporates a reward system to reinforce positive actions and recognize individuals who model Upstander behaviors.
Green Chimneys also employs systems of positive reinforcement, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), to support, encourage and recognize the use of pro-social, healthy and safe behaviors. PBIS identifies and teaches positive behavior expectations, acknowledges children and staff for demonstrating those expectations, and implements fair and consistent consequences. Green Chimneys’ PBIS program is called ROCK, which is an acronym for its established behavior guidelines: