The mission of The Hillside School and Learning Center is to provide an intimate environment in which students are guided to obtain the academic knowledge, life skills, and self-confidence to pursue a post-high school education, vocational education, or meaningful employment.
Established in 1971 by Robert E. Dannenhold as a non-profit educational support facility for students with learning disabilities, The Hillside School has evolved into an interactive, participatory learning experience that focuses on the capabilities of each student and makes students aware of their ability to succeed. The Hillside School and Learning Center utilizes four proven scholastic techniques to reach and empower its students. Small class sizes, one-to-one teaching, positive reinforcement and psychological direction work together to reach students who have disengaged from learning_whether due to psychological, behavioral or medical factors.
The Hillside School and Learning Center offers a complete, accredited and college-focused 4-year high school program, as well as a complete and accredited 3-year junior high school program. Unlike some schools that offer less challenging classwork for students with learning or behavioral disabilities, we do not dumb down our curriculum. Our small class sizes and focused teaching techniques permit us to motivate students beyond their expectations.