Pine Hill School/ Second Start Disabilities

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
1325 Bouret Dr
San Jose, CA 95118
Tel: (408)979-8210
Grades: 1-12 | 74 students
  • Founded in 1974, SECOND START began offering a tutorial and diagnostic clinic to children with severe disabilities.
  • In 1976, PINE HILL SCHOOL was added to provide a multi-disciplinary, academic and therapeutic program to learning disabled and emotionally troubled children in grades 1-12.
  • Classes for adults were added in July 1988.
  • As our program grew in the early 90's we began to branch out and provide services to at risk kids through our Community Development Department.
  • In 2002 Second Start founded Advent Academy a charter school dedicated to providing Education to High School Student who are in a residential recovery program.
  • In 2003 Second Start launched the Newton Learning Center an educational program specifically tailored for the educational advancement of students with Asperger and/or students on the upper end of the Autism spectrum.
  • In 2007 Second Start founded The Newton Learning Center Reno to take this remarkably effective program to the students in the Reno and Northern Nevada.
  • In 2009 Second Start's Pine Hill School received two high honors: Selection as a School of Excellence by The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is one of the highest honors a private special education school can achieve through any professional association.
  • The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.
  • Pine Hill School, a 35-year-old special education non-public school received Peter Batten from Australia's "The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust".
  • Batten, a Churchill Fellow, is tasked with finding the best Autistic programs in the World.
  • After detailed and extensive research for which he received his fellowship, he scheduled an in-person visit to those schools and programs across the globe that he found to be most effective in helping moderate- to high-functioning Autistic children.
  • In December 2012, Second Start Thrift Shop was opened in Sparks, NV to provide work experience for Newton Learning Center students.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 1-12
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 74 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Pine Hill School/ Second Start Disabilities Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Angela Bryant

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School Reviews

5  8/4/2014
Dear Sir/Madam I am a Chinese and my younger brother want to apply your school, grade 8. Can you provide boarding room for him? If not , can he live with me ? I am an adult and I have rented a room in South 6th Street, San Jose. Could you reply me at a lot , and hope to hear from you soon. Yours, Queennie Lei
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