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Hillside School

Map2697 Brookside Rd.
Macungie, PA 18062
  • Education


Serves bright students with complex learning disabilities.

School's Approach

6-8 student classroom; 8:1 max

Additional Information:

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
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: FAPE
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: Counseling
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: College prep
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Summer program
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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