Welcome to The Hillside School

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.


Hillside Happenings

Trustees Appoint Next Head of School

May 17, 2022 The Hillside School’s Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce the selection of Jason Seggern...