Julie Billiart Schools Receives Highest Recognition

May 20, 2019, Lyndhurst, Ohio - For the second consecutive year Julie Billiart Schools, Lyndhurst, was recognized by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a “School of Excellence”. This recognition, the highest given to a private special education school by the organization, is given only to those schools that demonstrate exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.To be considered for the “School of Excellence” recognition, the learning institution must:

  • Be licensed by their respective State Department of Education.

  • Employ special education professionals who are certified or licensed in their respective professions.

  • Educate students with disabilities and or disorders.

  • Be dedicated to meeting the individual and unique needs of their students.

  • Have a very small Staff/Student Ratio.

  • Serve a student age population between 3 to 21 years of age.

  • Provide various types of related therapies and services for their students including but not limited to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy

  • Ensure that students receive a well rounded curriculum to meet the specific needs of each student.

  • Be in existence for at least 5 or more years.

  • Are open a minimum of 10 months out of the calendar year.

  • Seek to provide a multicultural environment.

  • Are affiliated and/or have memberships in other professional associations and organizations.

  • Have a specific admissions procedure that they follow and adhere to in accepting the students in their programs.


“We are extremely honored to have received this recognition.” said JB Lyndhurst Principal, Jodi Johnston, “NASET sets the standards for excellence in the field of special education. To be acknowledged by this organization validates our commitment to the students, families and communities we serve. Many thanks to the staff, faculty and administration that have helped make JB a leader in special education.”


Julie Billiart Schools, with campuses in Akron and Lyndhurst, nurture and empower students with specific learning needs. As Catholic K-8 schools rooted in the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, we welcome diverse faith traditions. Julie Billiart Schools are providers of the John Peterson and Autism Scholarships.




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