Hill School was incorporated as a non-profit private school, housed in a one-room facility on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth in 1973. Hill School later expanded to include a high school and now serves students in grades K through 12.
Yes. Hill School is the only full service school in Tarrant County that specializes in students with learning differences. While Hill School focuses on reading, writing and math, students also learn the basics in a well-rounded environment that includes foreign language, science, social studies, computer science, visual and performance arts, and athletics.
Hill School has students in grades K through 12.
Hill School teachers believe that all students can succeed. They understand that the right teaching approach can determine success for students. Teachers look beyond a learning disability label to address the student’s individual needs, building confidence through authentic learning and the gaining of skills. These are fantastic qualities, but they’re even more powerful when teachers are focused on building relationships with small groups of students (no more than 8-10 students in lower school classes and no more than 12 students in middle and upper school classes). Learning becomes very targeted and personalized when your teacher knows you well.
Teachers at Hill School strive to create the most positive learning environment possible. Teachers fortify a student’s strengths and develop a plan for supporting weaknesses. They teach to each student’s learning style, which evolves as the student develops and masters new skills over time. Evidence of students building authentic confidence by becoming more capable and competent in the classroom is a hallmark of a Hill classroom. Our students work hard to make improvements; they’re encouraged to persevere and learn from their mistakes. Gaining control of the learning process and understanding their own learning strengths and weaknesses is a powerful foundation. This understanding increases self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills.
Hill School has been an accredited school program with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1985. Currently, Hill School is fully accredited by AdvancED (parent organization of SACS). Hill School administrators routinely serve as accreditation team members for other area school’s accreditation reviews, bringing their unique insight and expertise to the review process as schools strive for continuous improvement. Hill School is also nationally recognized as an exemplary school by the All Kinds of Minds Institute.
While there is no typical Hill School student, students who attend Hill generally demonstrate the following characteristics:
- average to above average cognitive abilities
- diagnosed learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, high -functioning autism (Asperger’s), language or processing difficulties.
Students may have experienced anxiety and frustration in a typical school setting. Classwork and/or homework may be overwhelming, organizational skills may be poor, reading and comprehension may be difficult, and social struggles may impact their interactions with peers.
We are pleased that Mills Uniform Company is Hill School’s exclusive uniform supplier. Uniforms are available at Mills’ Fort Worth retail store and on a customized Hill School webstore at millswear.com. You can use the webstore anytime to shop online and review our approved uniform guidelines on the Uniform Program listing. Our school code is 3361.
Mills Uniform Company store information:
5460 E. Loop 820 S. Ft. Worth, TX 76119
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday year-round with extended days and hours during back-to-school season. More information can be found on milllswear.com or by calling the store directly. Mills Uniform Company Customer Service can be reached through the web site or toll-free at 800-541-1850.