Welcome to Eagle Hill. Welcome home.

As parents of children with learning differences, we know that your family’s academic journey may not have been easy. Your path to Eagle Hill may have been difficult – but we’re here to help.

Our goal in the Admissions Office is to learn more about your child – where their academic strengths and weaknesses are, where they have found success at school, and how our personalized education program can help them progress academically and socially.

Contact us and join us for a virtual open house as a first step to learning more about applying to Eagle Hill.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jennifer Shirazi, Director of Enrollment •


The Eagle Hill admissions process is designed to ensure that your child will thrive here.

All children are considered for admission in a thoughtful, thorough manner. Our process ensures that we accept only the students who will most benefit from our unique and highly specialized program.

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, families should apply as early in the school year as possible for appropriate placement.
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying families.
  • Tuition varies by program.
  • Our open house events are a great way to get to know the school.

Ready to apply to Eagle Hill School? Follow our three-step process:

Please note that before submitting an application, we require you to inquire, register and attend a virtual open house.

Step 1: Submit an application

The complete application file includes the Eagle Hill application and supporting documentation, including:

  • An online application.
  • A neuro-psych evaluation conducted within the past two years.
  • School reports.
  • Any specialists' reports available (i.e. speech and language, therapist, academic tutor, etc).

Step 2: Meet with the Admissions team

Once we have reviewed your child's completed application file, we will contact you to set up an appointment to visit the school and meet with a member of the Admissions team. You will:

  • Tour the campus.
  • Observe students and faculty in classes and activities.
  • Meet the Admissions team to determine if the school is a good fit for your child.

In addition, your child will be invited to meet with one of the members of the admissions team for an informal academic screening.

Step 3: Bring your child for a visit

If the first two steps reveal that Eagle Hill is a good fit for your child, then it's time for your child to come to campus for a visit.

  • For younger students, your child will be invited to join a play group on campus during the school day.
  • For older students, your child invited to attend classes with a student host for the academic day.



"It's great here and I absolutely love it. You have to stay really determined when it comes to your school work, because it's going to get a little challenging for you and your teachers are going to try and bring you up to grade level. But you're going to learn the correct pace to do your work, have lots of one-on-one time with your teachers, and you have a good amount of time to get your work done."


Is Eagle Hill right for your child?

Explore an Eagle Hill education if your child has:

  • A language-based learning difference, including but not limited to dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning disorder, auditory processing disorder, and ADHD.
  • Average to above-average cognitive ability.
  • Fallen behind or have academic weakness in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and/or attention.
  • Expressive/receptive language deficits.

Our program cannot effectively teach students with behavioral or emotional challenges that would negatively impact regular classroom activity.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Eagle Hill School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


Have a question?

These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get in the Admissions Office! Hear from our Admissions Team and other faculty and staff members to answer some of the most frequently asked questions including: 

  • What sets EHS apart from other schools? 
  • What is homework like at Eagle Hill?
  • How does EHS support my child's social emotional development?
  • And more!
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Meet the Admissions Team



  • Enrolling students grades 5-14
  • 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