Summer Offerings

Summer Offerings

The Hill Center is pleased to offer a range of programs for students in the summer.  Students do not need a formal LD/ADHD diagnosis to attend any of our Summer Offerings. For more information, please contact our Director of Admissions Wendy Speir at admisssions@hillcenter.org or by phone at (919) 719-7545.  Tours and information sessions are available throughout the school year.

 

Browse our Offerings:

Hill Lower School Program 

Hill Middle School Program 

Hill Tutoring

Mindfulness-Based Executive Function Skills Training (mbX)

 

      

 

Hill Lower School Program

The Lower School Program provides five weeks of daily instruction in the areas of reading, written language, and math. Modeled after the flagship Hill School Year curriculum, this academic summer program uses research-based methodologies and individualized multisensory instruction, delivered in a 4:1 student-teacher ratio by caring, expert educators. Students are assessed at the start of the program, and throughout, to ensure we are meeting the child where they are. Program features include meet and greet with Faculty, open house, written progress reports, and parent conferences.  

  

Grades: Kindergarten - Rising 6th grade

 

 

Hill Middle School Program

The Middle School Program immerses students in a thematic study of reading and writing strategies (comprehension, analytical and creative composition), math concepts, and executive function study skills. Instruction focuses on teaching students to summarize and analyze novel content, research topics and develop character sketches, use technology to engage in hands-on projects and research, participate in real-world math projects, and take notes, organize, and prepare for tests. This five-week program is designed to provide an academic boost for students seeking remediation in these core areas. Small-group (up to 5 students) and large-group instruction is utilized, as well as a team model to foster collaboration skills.

 

Grades: Rising 7th - 9th grades

 

 Hill Tutoring

Classes for HillRAP (Reading), HillWrite, Keyboarding, and Executive Function Study Skills are typically offered.  Individual tutoring is also available.

  


Mindfulness-Based Executive Function Skills Training (mbX)

Created and led by Duke University Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr. Bart Brigidi, mbX is a unique five-week mindfulness and neuroscience-based program that allows children to practice mental and physical balance while exploring different STEM projects . The mbX curriculum includes: projects in robotics, renewable energy and space exploration using LEGO® Mindstorm EV3, mindfulness practices, yoga, Tai chi, improvisational theatre (improv), and introductory level parkour. This course is best designed for students who are seeking opportunities to work on social interactions, increased attention and focus, fun challenges, and developing the skills to be more well-balanced in their thinking and behavior. Brief progress reports using standardized measures of EF are provided at the end of weeks two and five. 

  

Grades: Rising 1st - 6th grades

 

 

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