Hillside School, provides specialized instruction in reading, writing, and math for students in grades 1-9 in a supportive environment. We enable students with dyslexia and other learning differences to reach their academic potential and become capable and confident learners.
“The small class size was helpful for lowering my son’s shame about dyslexia.” — Amy R., Hillside parent
Class Size and Enrollment
A maximum of four students per class allows close student-teacher interaction, individualized instruction, and a supportive community of learners. During the 2014-2015 school year, 48 students will be enrolled in first through ninth grades.
What We Teach
Reading, writing, and math are taught for 50 minutes each day. Please see Methods for Success for detailed information.
Working with your child’s public or private school
Hillside teachers contact your child’s classroom teacher from their traditional school to share information about the Hillside program and the work your child will be doing at Hillside. The Hillside teacher will invite your child’s teacher(s) to communicate throughout the year regarding the learning needs of your child.
Daily Schedule and Calendar
Students attend for a half day, either
Morning: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, or
Afternoon: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hillside School coincides with Boulder Valley School District’s calendar
Location and Transportation
Hillside is conveniently located just Southeast of beautiful, Boulder, Colorado. Our location is easily accessible from several surrounding communities, including Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, and Broomfield. Boulder is renowned for its sunny weather and close proximity to world class hiking, climbing, and skiing areas.
Transportation to school is not provided; however, Hillside does assist parents in arranging for carpooling whenever possible.
The DASH bus route also serves Hillside School throughout the day. Go to RTD for schedule information. Hillside is located between the US36 and Via Appia stops on S. Boulder Road.
Beginning in June 2017, Hillside will be located in Gunbarrel at 7415 Lookout Road, Boulder, CO 80301. RTD’s 205 route serves this location which is less than 2 miles from 63rd Street and the Diagonal Highway.