Campus Life


At Eagle Hill, the life that surrounds the Academic Program is as integral to learning as math, science, or the arts. Our philosophy of respect, tolerance, and acceptance for others is reflected in the many community service organizations we work with each year. Health and wellness starts with our full-time, on-campus nurse, and continues with the comprehensive programs that help our students and staff attain and manage a healthy lifestyle. The popular After-School Enrichment Program provides many students with an opportunity to extend their school day with additional study social activities, all within a structured environment. For students who wish or need a boarding school experience, the Residential Program provides a five-days-a-week experience managed by full-time residential faculty members.


More than Academics...

Residential Program

Eagle Hill's 5-day Residential Program provides students with a safe and structured place to learn and socialize as they further develop their confidence, independence, and self-advocacy.

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After-School Enrichment Program

An excellent opportunity for students who would benefit from an additional structured time filled with group activities, community service, athletics, and homework help. The hours are also convenient for those parents whose work hours are long.

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Health & Wellness

Health and wellness is important to the success of both students and staff, so maintaining a full-time Health Office is one component in that strategy. The Eagle Hill Health Office is staffed by a full time registered nurse.

Learn more about our health policies.

Food Services

At Eagle Hill, the dining room is a continuation of the academic learning experience. Our teachers sit with the students at lunch, assisting them with food choices and guiding their conversations with their peers. It's a time to hone their social skills, and due to the healthy, home-cooked choices delivered by Brock Culinary Services, also a time to savor new tastes, enjoy familiar favorites, and discover foods from around the world.

Our weekly menus are available here.

Community Service

Since the inception of Eagle Hill School, community service has been a regular component of our program. In classrooms, afternoon and after-school activities, our students learn about the challenges facing our neighbors, both locally and around the world.

Eagle Hill students regularly work with:

  • Adopt-A-Dog: an opportunity for students to visit the shelter and see some of the 25-30 dogs up for adoption. These monthly visits allow Eagle Hill students to have playtime with the dogs and the dogs get to socialize with children, while our students learn about the responsibilities of owning a pet and how to keep animals out of shelters.
  • Neighbor to Neighbor: Students hold coat and food drives throughout the year, raise money through carnation/hot cocoa sales, and volunteer at the food pantry.
  • Inspirica: Students spend time volunteering at the soup kitchen, helping the less fortunate.
  • Sweet Readers: Sweet Readers works with older adults who are suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Students are personally selected by senior school administrators for their empathy and patience, visit a local retirement home once a week for an hour to visit with older adults.
  • and more!



  • Ages of students: 5-15
  • Total enrollment: 255
  • Head of School: Clay Kaufman
  • Number of Teaching Faculty: 75
  • Number of Boarding Students: Up to 35 (five days/week)
  • Student Teacher Ratios: 1:1 to 12:1
  • Founded in 1975
  • Eagle Hill is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Education
  • The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence seven years in a row.