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Hillside School

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Essential Information

2697 Brookside Rd.
Macungie, PA 18062


Serves bright students with complex learning disabilities.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.hillsideschool.org

Disabilities Served: Learning disability / ADHD

County: PA

Location (state-county): PA

Enrollment: 72

Grades or ages of school: Grades 5-8

Staff:student ratio: 1:8

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

School's Approach: 6-8 student classroom; 8:1 max

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no

Update 2015-16: no

Update 2016-17: no

Transportation provided: no

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): FAPE & Private pay, $20,960, financial aid available

Tuition structure:
Financial aid offered

Adaptive tech used: Computer lab, Laptops, iPads and iPods available for classroom use. Neo portable keyboards for writing assignments and project planning. Franklin Spellers for independent work to help with spelling and definitions. Livescribe Smartpen records everything a student writes and hears. It then can be uploaded to a computer or you can tap anywhere on your notes to replay the audio from that moment in time., Inspiration 9 and Kidspiration 3 graphic organizing programs to plan writing or reports. Read: OutLoud 6 and Read&Write 5 Gold (Mac) Read& Write 11 Gold (Windows) reading software for visual or audio presentation of books, websites or PDF files. Co:Writer and Read&Write 5 Gold (Mac) Read& Write 11 Gold (Windows) writing software to help with composition and spelling. Type to Learn 4 to develop typing skills and Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictation. Pixie 4 for digital story creation.

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: multi-sensory, structured learning approach

Support services/therapies offered: Guidance counselor, ST, OT

Support services:
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy

Vocational/life skills: College prep

Extracurriculars offered:

Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Summer program

Paid Blurb 2016: no