About Us

Our Mission … 

To provide individually designed educational programs that will help students with special needs reach their maximum potential in a supportive and therapeutic setting.

A not-for-profit day school serving students who are multiply disabled. Chartered in 1984, our school is certified by the New York State Education Department for public tuition funding. 

Hayes Day School is affiliated with Cardinal Hayes Home for Children, a NYS OPWDD certified residential Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD). Our school provides special education programs for many of the children who reside at Cardinal Hayes Home. 

We serve day students with special needs who reside in the community through contracts with public school districts. Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory youngsters, and those with who are medically frail with chronic healthcare issues, are welcome at Hayes Day School.  

Notice of Non Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Hayes Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational polices, admission policies and other school administered programs.