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

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

[Brecksville, OH, December 21, 2022]

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- Julie Billiart Schools (JBS), a network of private, Catholic K-8 schools for children with learning and social differences, is set to open its fourth campus in August of 2024. The newest campus will be located at 8611 Wiese Rd in Brecksville, OH. On November 15, 2022, the Brecksville City Council and Planning Commission voted to approve JBS’ purchase of the former Chippewa Elementary School.

The JBS Board of Directors approved JB Brecksville to open in the fall of 2024 to grades K-4. In 2025, the school will open to grades K-8. Like JBS’ campuses in Lyndhurst, Akron, and Westlake, JB Brecksville will be strategically designed and staffed to support children with mild to moderate autism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, and other learning differences.

“We are blessed to be able to bring our educational model to families in Brecksville and surrounding communities,” said Lannie Davis-Frecker, President and CEO of Julie BIlliart Schools. “Our existing schools often operate from a waitlist because the need is so great. Now, we’re able to offer our unique education to even more children and families who need a specialized school setting.”

Renovations and environmental upgrades will begin in the summer of 2023. JBS will renovate the 42,000 sq. foot school building to include main classrooms, resource rooms, sensory areas, therapy rooms, specially-designed calming zones, and plenty of space to learn and play. JB Brecksville will offer a 6:1 student-teacher ratio in primary grades and an 8:1 ratio for grades 3-8, two intervention specialists per grade, an onsite Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and onsite speech, occupational, music, and art therapies.

JBS is eager to collaborate with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools and has received a warm welcome from the school district and community.

“There are a variety of ways the two schools intend to collaborate, out of care and compassion for our students and staff, including through joint, ongoing speaker series of guests who can empower and inspire our staffs, along with various professional development opportunities we plan to conduct together,” said Joelle Magyar, Brecksville/Broadview Heights District Superintendent.

JB Brecksville will be accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association (OCSAA) as part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland through the State of Ohio. The school will follow the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and Ohio Department of Education course of studies. Julie Billiart Schools are providers of the Jon Peterson Scholarship and the Autism Scholarship Programs. All JB students in Akron, Lyndhurst, and Westlake receive some form of tuition support.

JBS will begin hiring intervention specialists, therapists, and support staff in 2023. JB Brecksville will hold Interested Family Open Houses in 2023. To learn more, visit juliebilliartschool.org/brecksville.

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Julie Billiart Schools, a community of schools with campuses in Akron, Lyndhurst, and Westlake strive to build self-confidence, inspire Christian values, and empower K-8 students with skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for life-long learning. Small class sizes, onsite specialized therapies, and highly experienced intervention specialists are just a few ways that Julie Billiart Schools take students with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties beyond education, and beyond expectations.

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

JB Parent

open-quote My kids love everything about JB and look forward to going to school every day and seeing their friends and teachers. JB is truly a one of a kind school enriching young lives everyday. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

JB Parent

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

JB Parent

open-quote I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how grateful I am that you saw my daughter for all that she is today and all that she is yet to become. close-quote

Tammie Sommer

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

JB Parent

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