As a Miriam High School junior, Sarah has lots of friends, an exuberant personality, a great relationship with teachers and a solid understanding of her coursework. She’s involved in school activities and is planning for college. Just five years ago, though, Sarah found herself engulfed in a debilitating depression due to challenges she was having at school. Read More
Friends United Network (FUN) is a partnership between Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis and Miriam School. Jackie Levey, Hillel director, said two students approached her about a mentorship program with young students who have unique learning needs. Read More
Swinging…sounds like a simple recreational activity from your childhood, right? But did you know swinging has incredible benefits for unique learners?
Swinging is a complicated, coordinated movement that involves almost all of the senses. Read More
Watching your child walk across the stage in their cap and gown, diploma in hand, is such a wonderful moment for any parent or guardian. But it can also come with a little worry, wondering “what comes next?”
At Miriam, we know our job of empowering unique learners goes beyond graduation day, and we want to prepare each student for life after high school. Read More
Donna Higgins, M.Ed, is a special educator at Miriam's high school. Here, she shares why she chose this career path, as well as her thoughts on the field of special education for unique learners. Read More