Our mission at Eagle Hill is to provide a personalized education program to students who learn differently. Our Summer Programs are an extension of the philosophy and strategies for learning that we use throughout the regular school year – helping students prevent the "summer slide" and helping to reinforce and enhance skills for the coming school year.
While your student is in our Summer Program, they get the full Eagle Hill experience - just without homework! The Summer Academic Program immerses each child in a language-focused environment tailored to meet his or her learning needs. Our class sizes are small, organized by skill-level and not by grade, and classes are taught primarily by our Eagle Hill School faculty – experts in the field of special education.
Eagle Hill's Summer Academic Program is open to students who have a language-based learning disability (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or ADHD) or who need additional learning support/remediation to reinforce skills for September.
The Summer Foundations Program is designed to help young students develop and solidify the early learning skills they need to be successful in the classroom. Teachers provide individualized instruction to develop core academic skills as well as foster social and emotional growth.
The Summer Academic Program has an intense schedule of academic instruction based on the individual needs of each student. The Program includes daily instruction in reading tutorial, writing, math, and study skills. Class sizes are small and students are grouped according to their academic strengths and weaknesses rather than grade level. A parent interview, additional supporting documents, and a pre-program assessment of student skills allows our team to place each student in classes that will ensure optimal learning.
The Afternoon Activities Program immerses students in a fun midday program where group work, social skills, and fair play are emphasized and reinforced. Students are encouraged to try new things and actively participate in a variety of activities while fostering positive relationships with their peers. Like the Academic Program, this Program is staffed primarily by Eagle Hill faculty.
Eagle Hill teachers and staff provide explicit instruction in social and emotional language concepts, and help students develop their social thinking and associated social skills. Discussion and social interaction activities help students learn how to use pragmatic language successfully, recognize the skills and expectations necessary to be a positive member of a group, and initiate and sustain peer relationships.
Step 1: Submit an application
The complete application includes the form at the link below and supporting documentation, including:
Step 2: Student Screening
If the Summer Team feels that Eagle Hill is a good fit for your child, then we will make arrangements with you to set up an academic screening to help us determine the proper level classes for your child. This often takes place in April, May, or June.
Enrolling students grades K–8
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 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has selected Eagle Hill as a School of Excellence nine years in a row.