All programs at The Hillside School and Learning Center are developed to help all struggling students with or without ADD or a learning disability manage the educational maze and move onto higher learning if appropriate for the individual. Whether the focus is on an individual class, a school system, or advancing in areas of interest, we are committed to finding what best fits each student and producing results.
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. This winter intersession we are offering the following courses: US History, World History, Government/Economics, Spanish 2 & 3, French 1-4
Classes are online format with 2 hours of synchronous instruction per week (times TBD). There is a 3 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, $875 per class.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
2021 Summer School will be an online program. Summer School in 2020 was successful with synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The 2021 Summer School program is using that model with some adjustments.
Science courses will have additional virtual meetings to accommodate for more lab time. Foreign language courses will be capped at 15 students to increase engagement.
If circumstances allow for some in-person instruction, a hybrid model may be considered. Hillside will be following health guidelines to determine this possibility.
Registration is now open, Register HERE.
- 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.
LCHS students – please be sure to complete this Outside Course Credit Approval Form for La Canada High School.
Fill out Registration Form of Summer School under Resources Tab. Payments can be dropped off in locked box on north side of outside staircase of school, be mailed in or call in with credit card information.
Admission to Summer School is by application, and on a first come, first-served basis.
Summer School at Hillside is an opportunity to complete a full year course in six weeks, with no compromise in what is learned. We achieve this with an innovative format that has proved both effective and popular. Instead of a four-to-six hour classroom day that taxes a student’s attention span and patience, Hillside Summer School students attend classes for two hours for a Monday – Friday class and two and a half hours for Monday – Thursday class and follow up outside with coursework, projects, and online activities. This educational innovation received special commendation from our accrediting agency, the Western Association of Colleges and Schools.
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. These are hybrid courses where online learning is paired with traditional in-class time. Students come in once a week to take assessments, work on group assignments or projects, present information, clarity concepts and interact with faculty and other students.
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 even brief absences.
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 the SAT, ACT, or high school entrance exams such as the ISEE or HSPT.
THE HILLSIDE SCHOOL AND LEARNING CENTER IS FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED AS A 501(C)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.