Hillel's teaching methods embrace a variety of learning styles allowing us to provide for specific learning needs, whether remedial or advanced.
Two highly experienced teachers are in each general studies grade 1-4 classroom. This duet teaching model enables us to meet the needs of each and every student.
Small class sizes allow for individualized and smaller group work, where a range of enrichment and accelerated support can be provided. Additionally, Learning Specialists push into classrooms regularly and offer assistance for those students who may require additional time to master a specific skill and/or support those with learning differences. Overall, Hillel is able to provide a Jewish education for many children with diagnosed learning challenges.
Our Speech and Language Pathologist partners with teachers to identify students in need of early literacy and/or language intervention, screening and providing direct intervention for our ECC 4's through 2nd grade. While the SLP's focus is not articulation, we partner closely with community providers in that area. Also focusing on early intervention in ECC 4's-2nd grade, Hillel's Occupational Therapist seeks to meet the gross/fine motor, visual motor, motor planning, and sensory needs of our students.
Additionally, our Director of Student Services coordinates the entire staff, including the Learning Specialists, Social Workers, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist, in supporting the learning needs of our children by identifying and addressing specific academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs across all levels of functioning. Together, we seek to improve outcomes for all learners.