Who We Are

Beyond Education.  Beyond Expectations.

List of 5 items.

  • Who We Are

    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 Students

    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. 
  • Our Curriculum

    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.