Welcome from the Director of Admissions
Eagle Hill School is dedicated to providing an individualized educational experience for children who are encountering academic challenges in their present school placements. Our mission is to provide short term, intensive academic remediation to help children develop the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to successfully transition into a more traditional learning environment.
We understand that selecting a specialized school for your child is a challenging, emotional and stressful experience. In our effort to support and guide you through this process, we look forward to working together to determine if Eagle Hill is the appropriate school for your child.
All children are reviewed for admission to Eagle Hill in a thoughtful, carefully considered manner. The admissions process carefully screens potential candidates in order to accept students who will most benefit from our unique and highly specialized program. The admissions team then works together to evaluate a child's overall profile to ensure that their full range of needs can be met.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our office.
Tom Cone, Co-Director of Admissions & Placement
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
From the time of your initial discussions regarding the appropriateness of Eagle Hill for your child, to initiating the exciting discussions about future school outplacement, we will work with you every step of the way. The process involves three steps:
Interested parents should submit an application, a neuro-psych evaluation conducted within the past two years, school reports, and any specialists' reports available (i.e. speech and language, therapist, academic tutor, etc.).
This information is necessary prior to making an appointment at the admissions office.
Once a child's file is complete and has been reviewed by the admissions team, parents are contacted to set up an appointment to visit the school and meet with a member of the admissions team to discuss their child's candidacy.
It is tremendously important for both the parents and the admissions team to use this opportunity to get to know each other better and to determine if the school might be deemed an appropriate fit for their child.
Parents will also have the chance to tour the campus and observe Eagle Hill students and faculty in classes and non-academic activities.
If the first two steps have shown that Eagle Hill might be a good fit, the final step in the admissions process is to ask the prospective student to come to Eagle Hill for a visit.
During the visit, the student will attend classes with a student host and join the host for lunch and activities.
This step is critical to a final decision as it helps determine if the child feels comfortable in the Eagle Hill setting, and if the faculty agree that the child's educational needs can be met by the Eagle Hill program.