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


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Julie Billiart Schools goes beyond academics to engage the whole child before, during, and after school hours with a carefully designed schedule that gives students plenty of time to create, play, move, and learn. 

Experienced staff members supervise all programs and diligently oversee the safety and well being of each child. After-hour activities at Julie Billiart Schools give students the opportunity to experience an extra dose of hands-on indoor/outdoor play and the chance to further develop social and academic learning. A variety of activities and options are available at our schools. 

Please note that the following is not a comprehensive list of all activities, but rather a sampling that may or may not be available at the time of enrollment. Based on staffing, interest, and participation, each JB School has its own unique activities.

During the School Day 


All JB students partake in a customized gym class twice a week. Gym activities are specially designed for our kids to practice proprioceptive movement and social tools, and to release stress and anxiety. 


All JB students enjoy art classes that spark creativity and connection. Art classes are separate from art therapy, which is also available to individuals or small groups throughout the week. 


All JB students enjoy music classes which include music theory, vocal group singing, and music appreciation. Music classes are separate from music therapy, which is also available to individuals or small groups throughout the week. 

Prayer Service and Mass 

Once a week, students participate in a prayer service, which is a soothing time to reflect on their actions, intentions, and prayers, and hear that God loves them. Mass is held at all campuses once a month. 

Plays and Productions

During the school year, students have the opportunity to take part in a Nativity or Christmas play, as well as other skits and productions. 

Spirit Days

All JB Schools hold spirit days and spirit weeks to bring students together. 

Student Board

Students in middle school can participate in the Student Board to help make decisions, organize fundraisers and events, and more. 

After the School Day 


Register your child in Aftercare at either JB Lyndhurst or JB Akron for additional social time and homework assistance. 

Beyond Camp

Give your child a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience with Julie Billiart Schools' award-winning Beyond Camp. Beyond Camp is strategically structured and staffed to help prevent summer learning loss and promote social skills and academics through community-based experiences. 

Athletic programs and events

Depending on your campus of interest, after school programs might include the annual “I Believe in Me” race at Akron or team soccer tournaments at Lyndhurst. 

Art Club

An after school activity that provides materials and instruction for students who are seeking a creative outlet.

Bro Council 

Bro Council is an activities-based educational program for 7th and 8th-grade boys. At this time, this program is only offered at JB Lyndhurst. The year-long program introduces a variety of essential skills that every young man should know in order to successfully create and build new relationships, remain healthy, transition into high school, and become an integral part of our society.  


When children are actively engaged in hands-on, interactive learning activities, their creativity flourishes and they show a greater interest in school. Snapology helps children develop a thirst for knowledge through creative play using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex, and technology.  

Chess Club

The Knight School has developed a fun, kid-friendly approach to the game of chess. As students learn, practice, and play the game of chess they gain academic confidence, analytical ability, personal integrity, and a positive self-identity. 

Spanish Club 

Students are invited to have fun while practicing Spanish words and phrases in conversation. Spanish Club provides many opportunities for language practice and cultural activities.

BeyBlade Club

Out of interest from our students, we started a BeyBlade club that meets periodically for a fun and engaging chance for kids to practice sportsmanship, fine motor skills, and interpersonal skills. Beyblades or “Beys” are spinning tops.

Art Club 

This is a great time for kids to explore their personal interests in art and receive hands-on guidance, tools, and materials outside of art class. 

Dancing Wheels 

Dancing Wheels nurtures “the minds of students in kindergarten through 12th grade settings by providing unique opportunities to experience dance and movement in an adaptive and inclusive way. The pedagogical approach creates a safe and supportive educational setting for students to explore, create, and connect in a unique and adaptive way meeting the needs of students of all abilities. All residencies integrate Ohio’s Core Curriculum Standards and may connect to many areas of study including, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math.”

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