Hill Learning Center

Hill Learning Center Photo #1 - Hill Learning Center's campus is located at 3200 Pickett Road in Durham.
Hill Learning Center Photo #2 - Students at Hill enjoy the playground and basketball court during recess.
Hill Learning Center Photo #3 - Hill's reading intervention (Hill Reading Achievement Program or HillRAP) helps struggling learners achieve success in reading.
Hill Learning Center Photo #4 - Hill's half-day K-12 school boasts a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
Hill Learning Center Photo #5 - Using a systematic, multisensory approach, Hill's methodology strengthens foundational skills through direct instruction and high engagement.
Hill Learning Center Photo #6 - Students benefit from hands-on classroom manipulatives, positive peer interactions, and thoughtfully integrated technology.
Hill Learning Center Photo #7 - Students in grades 9 -12 receive instruction in English, academic writing, Spanish, and math (general math through AP Calculus), and may attend for one, two, or three classes per day.
Hill Learning Center Photo #8 - Peer advisories, college and post-secondary planning, community service projects, and Student Council enhance the Upper School experience at Hill School.
Hill Learning Center Photo #9 - Students attend Hill for a morning or afternoon session, and spend the remainder of their day in local public, private, or home schools. This dual enrollment affords students the opportunity to receive remediation at Hill while applying learned skills in other educational settings.
Hill Learning Center Photo #10 - The Community Education Series engages and educates parents and the broader community about learning differences and attention challenges. This series is free and open to the public.
  • Hill Learning Center was established in 1977 to provide an individualized instructional program for students with learning differences.
  • Today, students enrolled in the School typically have been diagnosed as having Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder by a psychologist, have average to above average potential, and do not have primary emotional or behavioral difficulties.
  • Students enrolled at Hill may demonstrate difficulty in reading, spelling, mathematics, handwriting, organization of written language, distractibility, sustained attention, homework completion, or any combination of these areas.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLD, ADHD, Dyslexia, etc...
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,850
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students166 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Hill Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size4 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,410
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorSara Miller
Admissions AssociateHolly McKenna

School Notes

  • For more than 40 years, Hill Learning Center has been committed to supporting and empowering the 1 in 5 students with learning differences; reaching public, private, and home school students with powerful learning experiences; and investing in research-based, differentiated instruction.
  • Today, Hill Learning Center is a recognized leader in providing students and educators with the instruction, tools, and support they need to succeed in school, and in life. We serve students directly, and engage partners and experts to develop and scale best practices, and leverage the Hill Learning System and educator professional development to scale them.
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School Reviews

I cannot say enough about Hill Center's effectiveness for remediating my child's learning difference, dyslexia. The faculty is incredibly professional, personable, warm and caring. A community is fostered here even though it's a half-day program and children don't attend like a full day school. The children become friends across ages and grade levels on the playground. They add special touches like Halloween celebrations to give it a school feel. Everywhere we'd go in the building, all teachers knew my child and would say "hello." It is truly a place where children are known and loved. Some teachers are warmer and more nurturing than others but overall there is a nurturing approach to the class work. My child entered Hill at a 1st grade reading level and in one school year achieved a beginning fourth grade reading level. Talk about closing the gap! This child's confidence has soared.
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