Who We Are

The Hill Center is an educational non-profit that serves K-12 students who are struggling academically – especially those with learning differences - through our School Year, Summer, Tutoring, and Teacher Training programs. These programs are built upon research, individualized instruction, and successful teaching techniques with the goal of helping students reach their full potential.



We transform students with learning differences into confident, independent learners.



We dream of a world that embraces the full potential of every person.

We know people who have struggled to learn.

We know people who are mocked for their differences.

We know people whose flames have been extinguished by the shame and insecurity of living outside the norm.

We also know the fortunate ones who have given the world extraordinary gifts because of their unique perspectives. 

We were that person. We raised that child. We taught that student. 

We know that we have the power to change the world for them and through them. 

That is why we take it as our mission to transform students with learning differences into confident, independent learners.


Hill grounds our work in our Core Values and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Core Values

We Learn 
We are lifelong learners. We approach all that we do with a growth mindset and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. We learn from our students, our colleagues, other educators, and our partners. We seek out and embrace new ideas while remaining true to strategies we know work. 

We Empower 

We empower students to take charge of their own learning and lives. We empower teachers to use their knowledge, skills and creativity to lead students to success. We empower staff to discover new and better ways of doing things.


We Reach 

We strive to reach an ever-increasing number of students, teachers, and schools to support their growth and success. We partner to extend our reach, expand our expertise, and learn from others. We challenge and support students, teachers, our partners, and our colleagues to reach their full potential.


We Relate 

We develop personal relationships with students, parents, teachers, colleagues, and partners. We empathize. We listen. We communicate. We collaborate. We connect. We relate.


We Care 

We care about students and their families. We care about teachers. We care about each other. We care about making a difference in students' lives, in schools and school districts, and in our community.


Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Hill Center believes all children can succeed and deserve educational experiences that develop their full potential. We strive to create diverse, inclusive, safe, and equitable learning environments representative of the communities we serve. We acknowledge, celebrate, and honor diversity, which has many dimensions including learning styles, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and economic background. Therefore, we actively identify strategic goals and implement policies that strengthen our diverse community. This commitment is crucial to our ability to value each individual and ensure the success of children and educators.


3200 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705

Phone: 919.489.7464
Fax: 919.489.7466
Email: info@hillcenter.org

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