Welcome to SAIL AT FERNCLIFF MANOR
A Residential School Community
for “Every Student”
The School for Adaptive and Integrative Learning (SAIL) at Ferncliff Manor, Inc. is a New York State Education Department approved private, nonpublic school program serving a population of residential and day students with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SAIL provides a wide range of supports and services including (but not limited to) specialized instruction, intensive staff to student ratios, positive behavior interventions and supports, social services, rehabilitative therapies (Speech, Occupational, and Physical), dietary programming, and living accommodations for children who require the specialized care offered by our comprehensive residential setting.
Adaptive and Integrative Learning
Our unique integrative approach to the way students experience learning and development is designed to ensure that each department works in concert to deliver a seamless education for all learners. In practice, this means that staff from each of our departments collaborate to design, develop, implement, and assess plans for instruction, community experiences, supports and services ensuring that all activities across all disciplines serve to support the goals of the core program and curriculum. Everything that we do is student centered, and incorporates expertise form multiple departments to deliver the best possible outcomes for every student.
Our Highly Supportive Staff to Student Ratio
As a NYSED approved provider of comprehensive services aimed at meeting the complex needs of students with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities, we are able to provide students with intensive staffing ratios for the delivery of supports and services. This means that our students benefit from living, learning, working, and growing in smaller groups, with a greater number of staff to help students to realize progress and achieve successful outcomes.
An excellent standard of medical-case management is provided for our residential students, by our amazing team of licensed Nurses. Working in accordance with our Medical Department Director, our Nursing Department plays a vital role in the proactive and responsive treatment plans and interventions required by our residential students. Our Nursing Department also provides supports as needed during the school day, for our smaller group of day students; who attend SAIL without the need for residential supports.
With a stable enrollment in excess of 70 residential and day students, we are a residential school community with an unwavering focus on ensuring that every student has access, every student is valued, and every student is able to learn and grow. Our residential school community exists to embrace and celebrate differences, understand and uphold our students’ abilities and preferences, and plan with students and their families for the best possible outcomes now and in the future.
School of Excellence
School for Adaptive and Integrative Learning at Ferncliff Manor is recognized as a NASET (National Association of Special Education Teachers) School of Excellence.