Julie Billiart School is a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, accepting students of all faiths in grades of K-8 who have special learning needs.
Our teachers’ methods allow for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome or mild autism to thrive in a peaceful and safe environment.
Our Staff & Faculty
Our staff and faculty include both religious sisters and lay teachers. They are passionate and dedicated to providing a world-class education to each and every student.
The staff is made up of special full-time support teachers: two speech/language therapists and an art therapist. Part-time support personnel: certified Wilson instructors, Language reading teacher, social skills teacher, science and general music teachers.
Our student body consists of 124 students. They represent 36 school districts and eight counties (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Portage, Summit, Medina and Ashtabula) in northeast Ohio.
Student Selection Process
During our admissions process, each student’s readiness is individually evaluated. Prospective students for grades 1 – 8 must be between the ages of 6 and 13 at the time of application. Those students entering Kindergarten must be five years old by August 31. Students must have an I.Q. of 80 or above with a deficit in one or more academic areas.
We accept students with special learning needs who may not meet the eligibility criteria for receiving state-funded special education services. These children may need more time to cover the curriculum or require a smaller group instruction methodology.
Julie Billiart School does not offer programs for cognitively disabled, severe behavior disordered or emotionally disturbed students.
Julie Billiart School’s curriculum consists of religion, math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, physical education and music. Speech/language therapy, social skills and art therapy are provided for each student.
Our Educational Program will…
Recognize the uniqueness of each child with his/her strengths and weaknesses.
Help develop competency in basic academic skills necessary for becoming self-sufficient and a productive citizen.
Foster the social and spiritual formation of each child to enable him/her to contribute to the development of society.
As a Catholic K-8 school for children with unique learning and social needs, Julie Billiart School is rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame and welcomes diverse faith traditions since 1954. Julie Billiart School provides catered, student-driven learning for children with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Julie Billiart Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.