Welcome home.

That's what families say about Eagle Hill: it feels like coming home.

And that's intentional. Our dedicated faculty and staff work to ensure that every Eagle Hill student feels like school is a safe and welcoming space where they can be, and become, themselves - this transformation begins with our admissions process.

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


"I would tell them [a prospective student] if you're ever, ever struggling it's okay. You're in a school with other kids who have the same disability as you. It's home. It's okay and you'll learn so much. It's going to be okay."

Read more about Hugh's Eagle Hill experience.

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

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.

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. During the visit, your child will:

  • Attend classes with a student host
  • Join the host for lunch and activities

This step is critical to a final decision, as it helps determine if your child feels comfortable in the Eagle Hill setting. It also allows faculty to determine if our program can meet your child's educational needs.

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.

Learn more about Eagle Hill:

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.


2019-2020 Open House Registration


Tom Cone, Co-Director of Admissions and Placement

For over 40 years Mr. Cone has enjoyed serving in an array of administrative roles at Eagle Hill. He has led the Admissions and Placement team for the past ten years. Mr. Cone has degrees in Learning Disabilities and School Psychology.

Outside of work, Mr. Cone is an avid sports fan and enjoys skiing, golf, tennis, hiking, and exploring new travel destinations around the globe.

Contact Tom

(203) 622-9240 x 648

Sue Rappaport, Assistant Director of Admissions and Placement

Please contact Sue with any questions regarding advocacy for parents.

Brian Dayton, Co-Director of Admissions and Placement

Mr. Dayton has worked at Eagle Hill for 17 years. He holds a Masters in Education Leadership and a Masters in School Counseling. Prior to serving as Co-Director of the Admissions and Placement Office, he taught a wide range of middle school subjects, including math, science, and history.

When he's not at Eagle Hill, Mr. Dayton enjoys chasing after his two young children and playing golf with friends on the weekend!

Contact Brian

(203) 622-9240 x 639

Antonietta Lovett, Admissions Associate

Antonietta has worked in the Admissions Office at Eagle Hill for 14 years. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Salve Regina in Newport, RI. Antonietta works closely with prospective parents - guiding them through the admissions process.

She spends most of her free time trying to keep up with her twins, but also enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking, and traveling.

Contact Antonietta.

(203) 622-9240 x 612