Personalized Academics, Exceptional Outcomes.

At Eagle Hill School, we individualize our education program for each of our students, seamlessly incorporating instruction in reading, writing, math, listening, speaking, and social skills throughout the day.

Our goal is to provide intensive, short-term, remedial instruction to children with learning differences, and return them to the educational mainstream as soon as possible.

While this means we can’t tell you exactly what your child’s academic schedule here will look like, we can tell you what the outcomes will be:

Confidence, understanding, independence - and a newfound love of learning.

Eagle Hill academics are founded in our unique approach.

We provide students with personalized instruction designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, writing, math, and social skills in an ungraded, non-competitive, goal-oriented setting.

  • Students build a close rapport with their teachers in small classes (an average of four students).
  • Students learn skills and strategies to manage their learning differences effectively in school and at home. At the same time, they develop their self-esteem, friendship-building skills, and strong moral and ethical character.
  • Each student is challenged to take risks as they develop new skills and experience unfamiliar activities.

Children leave Eagle Hill School with confidence in their academic abilities, a true belief in their worth, and the strategies necessary to meet the challenges of new school and social settings.

Your child’s academic program will evolve with their progress.

When your child arrives at Eagle Hill, we will carefully evaluate their academic level and determine the nature of their challenges in order to develop their unique educational program. We will also determine if additional services are needed.

As your child grows and learns, we will evaluate their school division placement.

Eagle Hill does not assign students to specific grade levels. Therefore, decisions about placement in Lower School or Upper School and in classes are made based on individual student learning profiles and academic peer group appropriateness.

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  • Enrolling students ages 5-15
  • Total enrollment: 260
  • Head of School: Jim Heus
  • Number of teaching faculty: 75
  • Student to teacher ratio: average of 4:1
  • Founded in 1975
  • The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence ten years in a row.
Accredited by the CT Association of Independent Schools

Related Services

At Eagle Hill, related services are not isolated entities; rather, they reflect our school’s goal of promoting an integrated approach to the development of the whole child. These services are designed to complement the program by addressing student needs that extend beyond the classroom.

All related service specialists ensure that their work with children is integrated with the rest of the child’s program by working in close consultation with teachers and educational coordinators.


Each student is evaluated based on their ability and placed into the appropriate academic program. The following information represents possible placements and areas of academic focus based on age, student skills, and student readiness.

Lower School student in class in mask

Generally ages 5–10, depending on student skills and readiness.

Possible areas of focus:

• Developing beginning and elementary academic skills

• Developing elementary and middle school level academic skills.

• Developing academic skills (students may be closer to grade level and require instruction in application of academic skills)

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Upper School student outside in mask

Generally ages 11–15, depending on student skills and readiness.

Possible areas of focus:

• Developing elementary and middle school level academic skills

• Developing academic skills (students may be closer to grade level and require instruction in application of academic skills)

• Developing skills needed to transition from Eagle Hill to a more traditional academic program.

Learn More about Upper School