All programs at The Hillside School and Learning Center are developed to help struggling students with or without ADD/ADHD or a learning disability manage the educational maze and move onto higher learning. We are committed to finding what best fits each Hillside student and producing results. Our school serves grades 7-12 with both a middle and high school. We offer tutoring and educational therapy for all grades K-12 and post high school support.


Our day school serves students in grades 7-12, offering a unique learning environment. Small class size and dedicated teachers combine to individualize and maximize each student’s opportunities for success. We are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, our courses are University of California and NCAA approved. This qualifies our students for admission to colleges and universities nationwide.


For some students there may be a subject or two that really gives them trouble. Taking a few classes at The Hillside School can ease the stress of a hard to follow class at another high school. This program is perfect for the student who has a spot in their school day schedule to take a class that is difficult for them in a large environment. Most students in this program are able to take the class and return to their normal high school to participate in all of their home school activities. Small class size and excellent teachers make this an ideal option.


Some students work best with a student teacher ratio of 1:1. The best part of this set-up is the class meets whenever it is best for the student. Several core courses are offered that meet A-G requirements for the student that benefits from a personally tailored class.


Similar to our popular 6 week summer school program, students can earn a full semester or full year’s worth of credit in several core subjects. Classes are online format with asynchronous & synchronous instruction. There is a 5 student minimum for classes to run. This is a great option if summer school is not convenient, want to get ahead or need to  make up credits. Tuition for winter session is the same as summer school, $950 per class.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2023: June 12 - July 14, 2023


Admission to Summer School is by application, and on a first come, first-served basis.

We offer 3 types of courses:

1. In-person – best for students who prefer daily in-person instruction coupled with at-home homework and tasks.

2. Online – synchronous instruction via zoom on scheduled days with independent learning time.

3. Hybrid – (only for Biology and Geology) these courses are designed for students capable of asynchronous independent learning via a learning platform (Canvas) with a set number of in-person meetings for exams and labs. (no zoom sessions)

Tuition: one class $950, multi-class rate $925, science lab fee: $75

A 5 student minimum may be required for a class to run. 



  • 3 tardies is equivalent to 1 absence.

  • Missing more than 15 minutes of a class is an absence.

  • Hybrid Science Courses: No in-person meeting absences permitted.

  • In-Person & Online Courses: 2 absences permitted if taking full year course, 1 absence permitted if taking only a semester (ex: US History A)

  • If Covid positive is confirmed by a lab test or Hillside test, student absence will be excused.

  • Please note if any class is WAITLISTED, there is a possibility another session will open if there is a demand. So please complete the online registration form so we know. Thank you!

Hillside summer courses are UC approved and are fully accredited. We still recommend families check with their home high school before registering to ensure the school will accept the credits.

  • Please email Wesselman@hillsidelc.org or call 818-790-3044 for questions.


Summer School at Hillside is an opportunity to complete a full year course in five weeks, with no compromise in what is learned. We achieve this with an innovative format that has proved both effective and popular.

Hillside Summer School offers core academic subjects, providing a path for students who wish to open their school-year schedule to take a specialty class or pursue other activities. Summer school courses are also an option for repeating a class in order to solidify understanding or remain on track to graduate.

Classes are small (15 students is the class maximum for most) and interactive. There is close and constant communication between teachers, student, and parents. Hillside Summer School also offers a variety of online courses. 

Summer school involves a commitment by both students and parents. Because of the intensive nature of the summer school course, students must be willing to spend considerable out-of-class time on homework, projects and other coursework in order to succeed. For this reason families must not schedule an overlapping vacation or other activities that would result in excessive absences.


Tutoring/Educational Therapy
We offer specialized one-on-one after school assistance that is student as well as subject focused for all ages. Each student has different reasons for being challenged by a particular subject. Educational Therapy is a chance to learn skills, gain insight and improve subject knowledge by learning how one learns and how to use one’s academic strengths to overcome the academic weaknesses. Educational Therapy helps improve weaknesses while showing how to use one’s academic strengths.

Test Prep: Another specialty of The Hillside School is helping students learn how to take standardized tests such as high school entrance exams such as the ISEE or HSPT.