School Life

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom


Learning at JB doesn't just happen in our classrooms.  The JB experience goes beyond the classroom for our students.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
At Julie Billiart School, we have two full-time Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The SLPs focus on improving pragmatic skills including social thinking, language, relationships, conflict management, conversational, academic, and emotional communication.
 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Julie Billiart features an Occupational Therapist (OT) who evaluates, treats, and accommodates handwriting needs, including pressure on writing utensils, grasp, pace, and dysgraphia (challenges with motor and information processing skills). She uses a cognitive approach to teach self-regulation, increase awareness of sensory needs, develop coping methods, and encourage personal advocacy.
 
ART THERAPY
Art therapy promotes mental and emotional growth through art-making. Unlike art instruction, our full-time art therapist uses art to build life skills, address deficits and problem behaviors, and promote healthy self-expression.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Library
Physical education including after-school sports programs
Weekly music classes
Daily after-care provided until 6 pm
Student Board
Children's choir
Handbell choir
Altar servers for our school masses
5th/6th Grade overnight camp
School-wide art show
Retreats
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.