The mission of The Hillside School is to maximize the potential of the child with learning disabilities through excellence in education.
We opened our doors to 10 students at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Emmaus, PA in 1983. We moved to our current seven-acre home in Lower Macungie Township in the Lehigh Valley six years later. Next year we celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Our students are intelligent children who learn differently from their peers. Students may be diagnosed with a language-based learning disability like dyslexia, which affects reading; dysgraphia, affecting writing; dyscalculia, affecting math; Students may also demonstrate difficulty with executive function skills, attention, and focus.
Children attend Hillside from kindergarten through eighth grade. We prepare students by teaching them the skills and strategies needed to succeed beyond the halls of Hillside. In the last 35 years, over 1,000 students have successfully transitioned from Hillside to various public, religious, or private schools.