The Foundations Program at Eagle Hill School is designed to provide a bridge for students into early primary grades. This two-tiered program is created to develop and solidify the skills they need to be successful in the classroom. The curriculum is developed with careful attention to current research in the fields of early childhood education and neuroscience and supported by our extensive classroom experience in teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.

Some students in the Foundations Program would likely transition into a traditional early elementary placement, while those in the second tier will require significantly more language and academic support. These students would likely transition into the Eagle Hill Lower School remedial program.

Class Structure

The Foundations Program, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays, is a self-contained program. Each class is taught by a highly experienced special education teacher. In addition, a speech and language pathologist, a member of our psychological team, and a motor planning team member are integrated into the Foundations Program. Multi-sensory hands-on experiences help students gain an understanding of academic concepts and social responsibility. Teachers provide individualized academic instruction to develop core academic skills, including language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies. Students also participate in weekly art, library, music, and physical education classes.

Program Highlights

  • Help students develop an understanding of school behaviors, self-regulation, and problem solving
  • Foster social and emotional growth as well as character development
  • Provide individualized academic and language instruction to develop core skills in language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies
  • Provide executive function instruction throughout the day