Hill Summer

The Hill Summer Program provides five weeks of daily instruction in reading, writing, and math for students in rising 1-8 grades. Modeled after the flagship Hill School curriculum and based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, this academic summer program uses research-based methodologies and individualized, multisensory instruction, delivered in a maximum 4:1 student-teacher ratio by caring, expert educators. Students are assessed at the start of the program and throughout to enable faculty to identify and target key skills for instruction to help prepare students for the next school year. Additionally, executive function study skills are incorporated into lessons for the middle school students. Program features include a meet and greet with faculty, written progress reports, and parent conferences.

Hill Summer Program Specifics:
  • If you would like to be notified when Hill Summer 2022 becomes available, please click here to join the interest list. Join an upcoming Virtual Visit to learn about all of Hill’s student programs including Hill Summer!
  • Typical Dates: Five-week program from the end of June – the end of July
  • Times: Morning and afternoon sessions (3-hour duration)
  • Grade Range: Rising Grades 1-8
  • Location: In-Person at Hill Learning Center in Durham
  • A diagnosis is not required for admission to Hill Summer.


Hill Tutoring

In addition to Hill Summer, Hill Tutoring provides 1:1 tutoring in reading, writing, and math for students in grades K-12, as well as virtual small-group reading (HillRAP) classes for rising grades 2-6 and both on-campus and virtual executive function study skills classes for students in rising 6-12 grades. Click here to view our current summer class offerings..


Snapshot of Hill Summer

Learning, growth, and fun!

Explore these photos to see what a day in the life of a Hill Summer participant looks like. From Popsicles to community service - your child will experience confidence-boosting instruction and support for five fantastic weeks!

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