Through careful consideration and an unwavering commitment to further our mission, The Hillside School is pleased to introduce a reduction in tuition at all grade levels. Equally important, because of the continued generosity of our donors, Hillside will continue to provide support for students and their families through its robust need-based financial aid program.
The tuition for 2020-2021 is $17,500 for kindergarten through grade 3 and $24,700 for grade 4 through grade 8. Moving forward, Hillside plans to set tuition increases at a rate that more closely aligns with the Consumer Price Index.
The Board’s decision to invest in primary education melds key research reinforcing the importance of early intervention for children with learning disabilities with Hillside’s mission of maximizing the potential of those students in the Greater Lehigh Valley. In her book Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of Yale University‘s Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, writes, “The human brain is resilient, but there is no question that early intervention and treatment bring about more positive change at a faster pace than intervention provided to an older child.”
In addition to the core curriculum, the intermediate and middle school students sharpen learned strategies, dig deeper into assistive technology use and strengthen executive skills to prepare for high school and beyond. Since its inception 7 years ago, the middle school has transitioned students as confident self-advocates aware of their personal strengths and challenges.
“Because of the Board’s dedication to the mission, we are a step closer to making our incredible school available to more students,” notes Donna-Marie Daday, chair of the board of trustees.
Hillside’s expertise in educating children with learning disabilities has been honed over 35 years. Its skilled teachers–specifically trained in reaching children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, working memory deficits, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and nonverbal learning issues–use best teaching practices, programs and strategies to instruct students. In addition to core subjects and specials, executive skills and assistive technology instruction span all grade levels.
Over 1,400 students have graduated and achieved personal, professional and academic success.