Hyde Park Day School - Lemont Campus

The mission of Hyde Park Day School (HPDS) is to provide students of average-to-superior intelligence with learning disabilities an innovative and comprehensive educational model that will help prepare them for a successful transition to public or private schools in their home community.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Average Class Size
5 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Ruthie Swibel

School Notes

  • Hyde Park Day School seeks to prepare students for a successful transition to mainstream schools through a rigorous individualized curriculum focusing on academic and self-advocacy skills in a collaborative environment.  Hyde Park Day School believes that the complex nature of significant learning disabilities necessitate the delivery of a program that focuses on the remediation of fundamental skills, the development of strategies to compensate for learning challenges, and the use of appropriate accommodations.  The goal of this highly individualized curriculum, which is driven by a strong focus on developing self understanding and awareness, is to enhance self-esteem, self-confidence, and a positive attitude toward learning.GOALS:
  • To provide a learning environment where children develop a positive attitude towards school and an enthusiasm for learning;
  • To provide more specialized educational options for children with learning disabilities who have been unsuccessful in public and/or private schools;
  • To create a safe and enjoyable environment that fosters success, embraces diversity, and leads to students developing self confidence through an understanding of their individual strengths and areas for improvement;
  • To nurture and encourage creativity among teachers so that they will challenge, evaluate and revise the methods used to teach each child;
  • To enhance each student`s Individual Learning Plan with intensive one-to-one assistance, using state-of-the-art remedial materials and methodology that address the students` specific learning deficits;
  • To engage artists and regular education teachers to modify the curricula and to co-teach with LD specialists;
  • To serve children from residential schools who meet admissions criteria and are ready for transition;To develop innovative techniques for modifying regular education curricula that will prepare the student for a successful transition (when appropriate) to public or private schools in their home community;
  • To provide ongoing services (i.e., comprehensive tutoring and consultation with the teachers) for students who transition to public or private schools in their home community;
  • To align the HPDS curriculum as much as possible with the Illinois Learning Standards;
  • To provide tutoring services to students with LD and consultation to regular classroom teachers as an extension of  Hyde Park Day School`s educational philosophy;
  • To contribute to the field of learning disabilities by providing opportunities for teacher training and by sharing expertise with the broader metropolitan Chicago community; and
  • To foster an understanding of the unique and complex challenges faced by children with learning disabilities and their families.

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