Fall 2020 During COVID-19
Expert Teachers. Integrated Speech & Language. Integrated Psychological Services. An education program tailored to the needs of your child.
On Campus or Online
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we know that the past few months of learning at home have been challenging for many parents - particularly those who have children with learning differences. We also know that while many families are excited to return to an on-campus learning experience, other families aren't ready to be back in a school setting.
At Eagle Hill, we are ready to deliver a personalized education program to your child in whichever way works best for your family.
Students participating in our online program will be in 6 live academic classes per day. All classes are taught by our exceptionally well- trained, full-time faculty - all of whom are experts in the field of learning differences.
Class sizes are small and students are grouped together by skill-level - not just by age.
Our Speech & Language pathologists and Psychological Services Team are integrated into classroom time, collaborate with teachers, and also host one-on-one and group sessions with students.
The Psychological Services team is here for you as well - helping parents through Parent Support Groups.
Our plan to re-open campus will allow us to continue providing a personalized education program to students who learn differently while maximizing safety. Students and faculty will be grouped into "cohort" groups - staying together for the school day.
Classroom spaces have been evaluated for social distancing - students will have assigned seats, there will be no sharing of supplies, classrooms will be cleaned after every class, and additional class space will be created as needed.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Everyone arriving to campus will be screened and protocols are in place to conduct contract tracing, for cases where a self-quarantine is necessary, and to alert to Department of Health to any confirmed or suspected cases.
At school, PPE will be worn by faculty and students as required by State guidelines. There will be supervised hand-washing throughout the day and social distancing will be required in classrooms and offices.
Although we look forward to having our students and staff back on campus, we will have to make adjustments to on-campus activities in order to better keep our community healthy and safe. We are re-thinking and re-working many of our larger public events, and hope to continue engaging parents and families in different ways.
For students, this will mean that lunch will be prepackaged, playground/field access will be limited, and the dress code will be more casual to allow for physical activity throughout the day.
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.
EAGLE HILL AT-A-GLANCE
- Ages of students: 5-15
- Total enrollment: 260
- Head of School: Jim Heus
- Number of teaching faculty: 75
- Student to teacher ratio: average of 4:1
- Founded in 1975
- Eagle Hill is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Education, the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools
- The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence eight years in a row.