The Hillside School

2697 Brookside Rd,
Macungie, PA, 18062-0180
Tel: (610)967-3701
Grades: K - 8 | 62 students
Founded in 1983 and governed by an elected Board of Trustees, the mission of The Hillside School is to maximize the potential of bright children with learning disabilities.
From the beginning, this non-profit elementary school established a two-fold vision to accomplish its mission- the first is to be a leader in the education of children with learning disabilities, the second is to educate and develop community awareness of the needs of children and adults with learning disabilities.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Language-based, Dysgraphia, &others
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 62 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade The Hillside School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or blue pants, blue or white collared shirt; one logo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,005
Tuition Notes Financial Aid is available for families who apply and demonstrate need.
% on Financial Aid 32%
Average Financial Aid Grant $9,000
Admissions Associate Jacqueline Wynocker

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Emmaus Baptist Academy (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Impressions Child Care Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Premier Child Care Center Inc (2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Macungie First Impressions Child Care Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    131 W Main St
    Macungie , PA , 18062
    (610)966-3914
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Emmaus Emmaus Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    4702 Colebrook Avenue
    Emmaus , PA , 18049
    (610)965-4790
    (Baptist)
    1.8  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Emmaus
    Premier Child Care Center Inc
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3853 Allen Street
    Emmaus , PA , 18049
    (610)967-9767
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2  mi  |  25  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Macungie Cambridge Day Schools
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6673 Stein Way
    Macungie , PA , 18062
    (610)398-0177
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Allentown Devine School    
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1255 S Cedar Crest Blvd
    Allentown , PA , 18103
    (610)439-2266
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.9  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 05, 2013 - My son was diagnosed with dyslexia 1/2 way through second grade and we sent him to Hillside. ..his is now is able to read on his own and enjoys it. He is a confident young man who understands that just because you struggle to read it doesn''t make you dumb! The teachers understood my son and his learning style. It is a great school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 27, 2013 - The Hillside School sets the standard for private schools for children with learning disabilities. The highly trained faculty intuitively understood my son''s needs and met them through their multi-sensory teaching approach. It has been a joy (and a relief) to get his report cards and see his progression. He is now reading on grade level and actively preparing for college prep courses in high school. The Hillside School has given my son the tools he needs to experience success academically, socially and emotionally. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - The small class sizes and caring staff have made all the difference for my son who struggles with reading. For a child who struggles in school, Hillside is a great place to allow them to regain their confidence and enjoy learning again. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - There can be no substitute for a child''s self esteem. It is the root of which a child can learn for the rest of their education. Hillside meets the needs of every child without question. The teachers are there to build a foundation for your child; and you never get another chance to do it again. They are well trained and continue training constantly. Parents have a voice, and met with understanding and kindness. Give your child a chance, and visit Hillside. Our daughter is thriving, and we are so happy we brought her to Hillside and gave her the chance she deserves. Hillside parent 4years and counting - Posted by Parent

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