Welcome to Julie Billiart Schools, a family of K-8 coeducational, catholic schools for children with learning and social differences.


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From the intervention specialists and therapists on the front line of teaching to the administrators, secretaries, and other staff members behind the scenes, every employee of Julie Billiart Schools is supporting the growth of children with learning differences.


If your core values align with our mission of nurturing and empowering students with special learning needs, we invite you to explore a career with JB in one of our schools or within our central office. Julie Billiart Schools were awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Plain Dealer based on extremely high ratings from our employees.

We were also named a 2023 NASET School of Excellence, an honor presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

A Mission with an Organization 

The mission of Julie Billiart Schools is to nurture and empower students with special learning needs. As Catholic K-8 schools rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, we welcome diverse faith traditions. Read more about our mission, vision, and purpose.

Our Position 

  • We are rooted in our Catholicity and our long history of serving students with learning differences. 
  • We are defined by our unwavering commitment to our students and their families. 
  • We are inspired by the resilience, curiosity, and determination of our kids. 
  • We are committed to reaching more children who need us. 
  • We are honored to educate and empower the children entrusted to our care. 
  • We are Julie Billiart Schools.
  • Beyond Education. Beyond Expectations. 

Our Core Values 

These Core Values are the foundation of our programs, curriculum and promise to our students, parents, donors and alumni.

  • We commit to excellence in both teaching and learning.
  • We collaborate with parents, donors, and friends to provide a holistic education in an optimal learning environment.
  • We are compassionate and respectful, accepting each other as members of one loving family.
  • We are courageous in spite of learning challenges and promote an “I Can” attitude.

Beyond Education. Beyond Expectations. 

Our certified intervention specialists go beyond traditional education. They meet students exactly where they’re at and work hand-in-hand with families, as well as our onsite Board Certified Behavioral Analysts, therapists, and leadership to give students the fighting chance they deserve.

Just as we expect our students to be kind, flexible, and collaborative, we expect our staff to continually operate from a growth mindset. Not every day will be easy, but every day will be worthwhile. Our faculty and staff are committed to going above and beyond the expectations laid out by traditional schooling. We’re invested in the long term happiness and success of each child. 

Our Professionals

  • Our staff includes certified intervention specialists and therapists with valuable experience in special education.
  • Our staff and faculty consider their role at Julie Billiart Schools to be a “calling” more than a career.
  • All faculty and staff have opportunities to grow and develop professionally so as to best serve our students.
  • We make an investment in the educational interests and passions of our staff.  
  • Professional evaluations help maintain high faculty and staff performance.
  • We recruit and retain Board members who are committed and dedicated to our mission of empowering and nurturing students with special learning needs. 

All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I)

A Space of Belonging 

Julie Billiart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Julie Billiart Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Look Forward to 

As part of the JB Family, you can look forward to a collaborative atmosphere of energetic educators who celebrate new ideas. We empower our faculty and staff to use their spaces, talents, and passions to better themselves and our students.

Expect comprehensive health benefits, a generous 401K match, and dedicated professional development opportunities. Whether at JB Akron, JB Lyndhurst, JB Westlake, or in our Central Office, the heartbeat of JB is in our kids. We are united by our purpose and reminded daily of our why. 

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how grateful I am that you saw my daughter for all that she is today and all that she is yet to become. close-quote

Tammie Sommer

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools has helped my child become a better version of himself. The teachers and therapists at JB really know and understand how to reach children who learn differently. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote My kids love everything about JB and look forward to going to school every day and seeing their friends and teachers. JB is truly a one of a kind school enriching young lives everyday. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote They have all the resources necessary, specialized to the individual learning of each child, and the heart that goes with it. I don't think we would have stayed in Ohio if it wasn't for JB! close-quote

JB Parent

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