In Fort Worth, Texas there is a college preparatory school that offers full-service for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, high-functioning ASD and other learning differences.
It’s called Hill School in Fort Worth, and they are redefining the learning differences.
Hill School in Fort Worth:
Located at 4817 Odessa Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 76133, Hill School’s 40 faculty and staff members teach grades first through twelve. Hill School focuses on intensive small-group instruction in core subject areas to ensure that all students have an opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Students also explore interests and affinities through athletics, fine arts (drama, visual arts, music) and a wide variety of community involvement activities. For more information, visit Hill School or Facebook Hill School.
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is open and this year, the school is announcing an inaugural kindergarten class starting in August 2017.
Hill School’s kindergarten program will focus on:
Intensive multisensory language instruction, specifically early reading skills taught by Orton-Gillingham-trained teachers.
Guided mathematics, which will grow early math skills and concepts using manipulatives with an individualized or small group approach.
Social skills through social thinking initiatives, teaching students how to learn, engage, and build relationships in a school environment.
“It’s a natural extension for Hill School in Fort Worth, since more students are being identified with learning differences, such as ADHD, high-functioning autism, or language and processing disorders, at a young age,” said Roxann Breyer, Hill School’s head of school.
“Early interventions have the most impact, and by starting with the youngest learners, students may gain the strategies and skills needed to transition into a more traditional school environment after just a few years at Hill School.”
The kindergarten program will be led by Erin Zagotti, one of Hill School’s current lower school teachers. Her experience includes teaching pre-kindergarten students with disabilities in a Florida public school district for four years before teaching first and second graders at Hill School.
Hill School’s kindergarten program will be taking no more than 10 students to ensure an enhanced learning experience in a tight-knit community. Parents interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact Linda Sherlock, director of enrollment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.