The Hillside School is a grades kindergarten through 8th independent school for students who have language-based learning disabilities as well as auditory, visual, and sensory processing disorders that affect learning. These include dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, working memory deficits, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and nonverbal learning issues.
A Hillside education is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who struggle to find success in traditional settings. Their need is our mission.
All brains are wired differently. We help make the connection.
We are the only school in a 40+ mile radius with our mission: to provide students with language-based learning disabilities a high quality education to maximize their potential. They learn how they learn best; how to advocate for themselves; and how to manage their behavior through strategies that are unique to them.
The close collaboration among professional staff, knowledgeable and experienced teachers, involved parents, and motivated students – combination unmatched in the area – makes the Hillside School ideal for our students to thrive.
Spirit days, traditions, middle school clubs, and other fun activities provide a well-rounded environment where our students can build meaningful bonds. For many students, Hillside is a transformative experience.
The change that has occurred so far thanks to your support is immeasurable. You’ve helped us get back our exuberant, creative little boy and made him realize his potential. He’s playing baseball again, and now says things like, “Maybe I’ll go to college at Penn State, if I don’t become a billionaire inventor first!”
Hillside gave me the confidence and independence to pursue my educational goals and to work towards my dream of becoming a veterinarian
None of my success would have been possible without The Hillside School. I am not writing to brag but rather to show you the impact that you had on a small child in 1991. Regardless of background, you never know what a child will become. You gave me a fighting chance and I thank you for that.
I believe this is a life changing school. Within the first week of being at Hillside you will see a change in your children. They will want to learn, and most of all they will want to go to school. Hillside gives students the power to speak out and be confident about learning. I am so glad that I spent three years at Hillside and feel like it will always make a difference in my life.
For students and parents considering Hillside, I believe that it’s a life changing school. Within the first week of being at Hillside you will see a change in your child’s character. They will want to learn and most of all they will want to go to school. Hillside gives students the power to speak out and be confident about learning. I am so glad that I spent three years at Hillside and feel like it will always make a difference in my life.
There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see your child struggle with anything, including learning. We have seen an increase in confidence and a decrease in resistance regarding learning in such a short time. There is such relief and joy knowing that this is just the beginning of many successes for Olivia.