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Welcome to Julie Billiart Schools
We are a network of schools, with campuses in Lyndhurst and Akron, which embrace and celebrate the learning differences of children in grades K-8. Our safe and nurturing environments offer parents peace of mind and students the opportunity to reach their academic, social, and personal potential. Small class sizes, onsite specialized therapies, and highly experienced intervention specialists are just a few ways that Julie Billiart Schools take students with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties BEYOND EDUCATION. BEYOND EXPECTATIONS.

Best Special Education Schools in Northeast Ohio

Choosing a school for your child with special education and social needs can be overwhelming. Often the hardest part is knowing where to start. Begin by understanding your child’s needs and strengths. Then make sure the school you choose understands them just as well. Discover how Julie Billiart Schools with campuses in Lyndhurst and Akron understands special education better than any other in Northeast Ohio, and then learn more about our admissions process!


What Makes Julie Billiart Schools Different Than Other Special Needs Schools?


Student-Centered Learning

Since no two students learn the same way, our interventions specialists adapt their teaching methods to meet the needs of how each student learns best. Our low student/teacher ratios (6:1), flexible learning environment and onsite therapists (speech, occupational, music, art, behavior), also contribute to our ability to meet each student’s unique learning needs.  
Recently named a “School of Excellence” by the National Association of Special Education Teachers, we have established ourselves over the past 65 years with a  reputation of exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the the field of special education. We are proud and honored to be recognized for our innovative and successful approach to teaching and empowering students that learn differently.


As a Catholic organization rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Julie Billiart Schools welcome all faith traditions. Our students are loved, accepted and given a sense of belonging. We recognize each of their unique gifts and talents and ask each of them to work to their potential regardless of their abilities. Likewise, students are expected to treat one another with kindness, respect, and acceptance.

"Julie Billiart Schools has helped my child become a better version of himself. He no longer feels different when he's having a bad day and is now learning how to work through his frustrations. They have also helped him see that he's not the only one that has challenges. The teachers and therapists at JB really know and understand how to reach children that learn differently. Not only has the school embraced my child, but they have embraced our whole family." 
– Parent of Julie Billiart (Lyndhurst) Student

The Julie Billiart Schools Family

Enrolling your child in Julie Billiart Schools means more than a quality special education. Know that you will be joining a family of teachers, administrators, therapists and other families that are loving, inclusive and welcoming to one another. We build relationships with families and provide the support they need to ensure continuity in their child’s world when he/she is not in school. Furthermore,  Julie Billiart Schools’ parents and families find additional opportunities for community, friendship and support through participation in our Parent Action Committees, Adult Art Therapy program, and of course, there is always a need for volunteers throughout the schools!

Next Steps

If Julie Billiart Schools sounds like the special education schools that you’ve been searching for, register for an Interested Parent Open House at our Lyndhurst or Akron location, or start the admissions process today!

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