Eagle Hill academics are founded in our unique approach.

We provide students with personalized instruction designed to:

4:1 Teacher to Student Ratio

4:1 Teacher to Student Ratio

Build a close rapport with their teachers in small classes (an average of four students).

Unique Approach

Unique Approach

Learn skills and strategies to manage their learning differences effectively in school and at home.

Social Development

Social Development

Develop self-esteem, friendship-building skills, and strong moral and ethical character.

Skills Development

Skills Development

Take risks while developing new skills and experiencing 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.

Integrated Services

At Eagle Hill, related Integrated services reflect our school’s goal of promoting a collaborative approach to the development of the whole child and are not isolated entities. These services are designed to complement the program by addressing student skills that extend beyond the classroom.

Members of the Language, Psychological Service, and Occupational Therapy Departments use an integrated approach to complement the academic program. Through close collaboration with teachers and educational advisors, services are tailored to meet individual student needs. The service delivery model may include collaborative sessions (“push-in”) within academic classes and individual or small group sessions (“pull-out”).

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Language ServicesLanguage Services

Language services target skills and strategies in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language domains, vital for students’ academic and social growth. Students need to use language to respond verbally and in writing, understand spoken and written language, and build positive peer relationships to succeed both academically and socially.

Language Service Delivery Model:

New students undergo language screening to evaluate their skills. Based on the results, the Language Department provides personalized services and practical language groups. Progress is closely monitored and we maintain ongoing communication with teachers and advisors. We also collaborate with external providers to understand each student and facilitate skill transfer to our academic environment.


The academic skills in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language domains. Due to the nature of articulation and oral-motor disorders, more frequent and intensive services are required for progress. While we do not provide this specific service, we collaborate with external providers to facilitate skill transfer in our academic setting. Referrals for external providers are made in consultation with language specialists as needed.

Psychological ServicesPsychological Services

The Psychological Services Team at Eagle Hill is comprised of school psychologists, social workers, and school counselors.

The counseling staff provides services through consultations with teachers, coordinators, parents, and students both individually and in groups. Weekly small group sessions with the Psychological Services Team are mandatory for all Upper and Lower School students. Counselor assignments are determined based on history, discussions, and educational team/teacher recommendations.

Counselors meet students for 40-minute weekly sessions during school to address various issues. They also provide classroom services, guiding discussions on topics like learning disabilities, social relationships, conflict resolution, and diversity.

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

When your child arrives at Eagle Hill, we will carefully evaluate their academic level to create their unique educational program. We will also determine if additional services, such as Language, Psychological, and/or Occupational Therapy 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.

Academic Program Structure

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

Areas of instruction depend on students’ age, skills, and readiness. Areas listed below represent typical areas of instruction based on focus.

Focus: Developing beginning and elementary academic skills. Areas of instruction: Language Arts, Math, Oral Language, Reading, Science, Self-Monitoring, Social Studies, Writing.

Focus: Developing elementary and middle school level academic skills. Areas of instruction: History, Language Arts, Literature, Math, Reading, Science, Self-Monitoring, Self-Advocacy, Writing.

Lower School is where your child will gain the academic skills they need to soar ahead. The Lower School curriculum will help students develop a lifelong love of learning, a strong sense of confidence, and a healthy dose of independence.

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Upper School

A child’s program is created to meet the needs of the individual based on their age and skills. Areas listed below represent typical areas of instruction.

Focus: Developing academic skills (students may be closer to grade level and require instruction in application of academic skills). Areas of instruction: History, Literature, Math, Science, Self-Advocacy, Self-Monitoring, Study Skills (organization, test preparation, research), Writing.

Focus: Developing skills needed to transition from Eagle Hill to a more traditional academic program. Areas of instruction: History, Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Self-Advocacy, Self-Monitoring, Study Skills (organization, test preparation, research), Writing.

At Eagle Hill, your child will be known, appreciated, and understood. It’s this deep commitment to each student’s learning and life experiences that carries Eagle Hill students from our Upper School into the wider world.

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Junior Boarding

When the Eagle Hill school day ends, the Junior Boarding Program begins. Eagle Hill’s Junior Boarding Program provides students with a safe and structured place to learn and socialize, reinforcing the skills students work on during the day as they further develop their confidence, independence, and self-advocacy.

The program works in tandem with our academic program and our individualized approach to learning, so each child’s development continues after school hours and is specific to their goals and needs.

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Summer Program

While your student is in our Summer Program, they get the full Eagle Hill experience – just without homework! The Summer Academic Program immerses each child in a language-focused environment tailored to meet his or her learning needs. Our class sizes are small, organized by skill-level and not by grade, and classes are taught primarily by our Eagle Hill School faculty – experts in the field of special education.

Eagle Hill’s Summer Academic Program is open to students who have a language-based learning disability (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or ADHD) or who need additional learning support/remediation to reinforce skills for September.

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The Successful Student

Our individualized learning program is designed for students with:

  • Average to above-average ability as measured by a norm-referenced evaluation such as the WISC or WPPSI
  • A diagnosed, language-based learning difference as the primary learning concern
  • No significant emotional or behavioral concerns that would disrupt the learning environment or interfere with others’ ability to learn.

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