Teaching & Learning Center

Our teachers assist with preparing students
with academic and social adjustments
outside of the hospital.

Teaching & Learning Center

School is a critical part of normal development for all children. In addition to providing instruction in academic subjects, school helps children develop and reinforce positive socialization skills. Thus, the school program at Four Winds Saratoga is a core component of the evaluation and treatment milieu which provides diagnostic data, contributes to behavior management, and enhances the academic and social competencies essential for successful learning and re-entry into their school.

Our school, the Teaching and Learning Center (T.L.C.), is located on the hospital grounds and is staffed by certified, master’s level and/or special education teachers. Each child and adolescent participating in a Four Winds inpatient treatment program is tutored each school day.

Individualized, or small group instruction is conducted in self-contained classrooms. With written permission, we coordinate academic programming with the student's school in order to ensure an educational continuum. Specific subject content is designed to closely follow the current school curriculum, and is specifically tailored to the individual academic level of the student. Additionally, the Teaching and Learning Center teachers have the ability to use multilevel educational resources, including access to many websites, online courses and teacher provided materials. This access is monitored closely with strict attention to safety and confidentiality.

Children and adolescents are able to complete State (i.e. Regents and Common Core) and local exams while being treated at Four Winds, in accordance with New York State and school district regulations.

At discharge, the T.L.C. teacher will prepare, with consent, a final written report describing the student’s academic and social participation to the child's school.

We Are Here To Help

Four Winds Saratoga is open and accepting referrals for Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Our Outpatient Programs (PHP, IOP, AIOP and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry) are also open and operating on a virtual platform.

We have implemented measures for the protection of those on our campus in response to the Covid-19 crisis. We are following the daily guidelines provided by the CDC and NYS DOH, as well as our own protocols. For more information, please read this letter from our CEO.

Let us know how we can help. Admissions can be contacted 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-800-959-1287.


Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448