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

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February 26 Screening Day - Morning Session (1-4)

February 26, 2022, 9:30am

Join Julie Billiart Schools for a screening activity on Saturday, Februay 26, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Julie Billiart School Akron. This morning session is for children in Grades 1 - 4. The screening is school-wide and brings together students who are interested in our Akron school, Lyndhurst...

February 26 Screening Day - Afternoon Session (5-8)

February 26, 2022, 11:30am

Join Julie Billiart Schools for a screening activity on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Julie Billiart School Akron. This aftternoon session is for children in Grades 5 - 8. The screening is school-wide and brings together students who are interested in our Akron school, Lyndhurst...


What Happens at a Screening Day

Our highly qualified Screen Team, composed of Intervention Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Behavior Analysts, and Administrators, work together to engage your child in a warm, friendly school setting. We explore your child's academic abilities through developmentally-appropriate tasks and assessments to better understand your child's academic levels. The most important part of our screening is the social and emotional component, as we want to ensure that Julie Billiart Schools has the appropriate supports in place to help your child thrive. We do not expect perfection, and understand that students come to JB with a wide range of academic and social skills. 

A typical screening day may include a morning meeting in which students are encouraged to introduce themselves, followed by a social activity. We facilitate a language arts or reading assessment, followed by a mini recess or structured game, then a math activity or assessment. We observe a student's fine motor skills, problem solving abilities, coping strategies, self advocacy, work stamina, and work ethic. We also love to see how they interact with their peers, answer questions, and follow directions. 

What Happens After a Screening Day

After the screening day, our team collaborates to discuss the best way Julie Billiart Schools could serve your child. We complete an assessment form based on the levels of support needed and make a determination on whether or not we could serve your child in the future. Parents can expect to see a copy of that form and the determination within a week of the screening day. The screening activity is ONE STEP in a holistic evaluation process. We also look closely at a child's application, his or her IEP and ETR, psychological evaluations, and the current makeup of our classrooms. 

Children for which Julie Billiart Schools have the services in place to support will be added to the waitlist if an opening is not immediately available. If we do have an immediate opening in your desired grade level, we will work to enroll your child within two weeks. Parents will be alerted about openings and waitlist status in the letter accompanying the evaluation form. The Principal of your school will contact you to set up an acceptance meeting.

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Screening FAQs

Screenings are held four times each year on an invitation basis. Sreenings are part of the JB Admissions process and are available to families who have submitted applications. Those who have submitted applications for enrollment must register in advance for this screening day.

I need to add an updated IEP and/or ETR to my application. How can I do that?

You can review your submitted application, or add documents to your submitted application, by logging in through our application portal. You’ll be asked to log in using the username and password you used when creating your account. If you have any issues logging in, please email admissions@jbschool.org. If you cannot add your documents, please email them to admisisons@jbschool.org.

Why is the screening day held at a different campus from the one I’m interested in?

Our screening days are held at various JB campuses four times each year. Applicants are invited to the next available screening day, regardless of location. The location of a screening day has no bearing on which campus a child will attend.

What are your COVID-19 protocols during screening?

At this time, all students, faculty, and staff are asked to wear masks in our school buildings. Due to the communicative nature of teaching, faculty and staff who are able to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be permitted to wear clear facial shields when working with students as needed. Please see our COVID-19 Policies and Protocols for updated information.

What if I can't attend the screening day?

The screening day is a critical component of our evaluation process, and allows us to ensure that we can meet your child’s needs. If you cannot attend this screening day, you will be invited to attend a screening day in the future. Screening days are held four times each year.

What if I don’t have an up-to-date IEP and/or ETR?

Those attending the screening activity must have completed applications with updated, submitted IEPs and ETRs. If you are awaiting an updated document from your school district of residence, please let us know so that we can invite you to a future screening day.

I’m worried that my child won’t be himself/herself at the screening day. What can I do?

We fully understand that children, especially those with learning and social differences, may have trepidation about this day. We promise to treat your kids like we do all of our students. Our goal is to make students feel calm and supported so that we can learn more about their unique needs. We’ve been leaders in special education for more than 60 years, and have supported thousands of children through this process. Know that this screening is only one part of our determination. We are not evaluating or testing your child. We are evaluating whether or not Julie Billiart Schools have the services to support your child.

Can my child be re-screened if JB determines that they can’t meet his/her needs?

Julie Billiart Schools stand by the determination made following the screening activities. However, we know that children can experience tremendous growth from year to year. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with your child again in the future if you think that JB has the services to support him or her. We can re-screen one year from the date that your child was first screened.

Do I need to bring anything?

No! If your child is attending a screening day, we already have his or her updated ETR on file. You do not need to send anything else with your child.

How should my child dress for the screening day?

Please dress your child in comfortable, school-appropriate clothes. While Julie Billiart Schools do require uniforms for current students, we do not expect prospective students to wear uniforms.

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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

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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

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