The full day school program offers a specialized, educational curriculum for students, ages 6-15, with moderate to severe learning disabilities and who have average to above average intelligence. Under the direction of Dr. Casey Crnich, Executive Director, and a faculty of learning disability specialists, each student has access to:
Full Day School
- A comprehensive learning plan that links specific diagnostic information, with specialized instruction, modified curricula and other related services (e.g., occupational therapy, counseling, speech therapy).
- Intensive, one-to-one assistance using state-of-the-art materials and methods to address specific learning difficulties.
Hyde Park Day School offers an intensive multi-sensory language arts and math program for students with learning disabilities, in 2nd through 8th grades. Students can enroll in either or both programs.
Updates About Our Summer Program
Hyde Park Day School is thrilled to expand the reach of our work transforming the lives of students with learning disabilities. Our 6-week summer program, historically reserved for students with a diagnosis of a learning disability, is now open to applicants currently in first through third grades who have not received a diagnosis, but are struggling in core academic areas, including reading, spelling, and math. Young students can have academic challenges ranging from subtle to more prominent, but might not receive an official diagnosis until the optimal time to provide remediation has passed.
Hyde Park Day School is following the well-established science of reading research; earlier intervention provides better outcomes. By expanding our program, we aim to equip more children with the skills, strategies, and self-understanding they need to reach their academic and personal potential.
We want to build a solid foundation for these children, empowering them with evidence-based remediation before their academic struggles can impact their self-esteem.
Assistive Technology Class
Hyde Park Day School also offers a summer Assistive Technology Class for bright students who have learning disabilities. The class will introduce skills in assistive technology that bolster reading, writing and spelling.
Application for the Assistive Technology Class
Non-HPDS students who are applying for the Assistive Technology Class only (not summer school) will need to submit a:
- Parent application
- documentation of a learning disability (psychological/neuropsychological evaluation or IEP with a Specific Learning Disability diagnosis)
- two letters of recommendation from current educators
- release form
For current and former HPDS students, and newly-accepted students, click here to access the Registration Form for the Summer Programs. Please complete the form and submit via email to Ruthie Swibel firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitated by the learning disability specialists, this program offers:
- Individualized tutoring to assist students in meeting the academic requirements of their school.
- Diagnostic teaching that will provide students and their families with immediate access to specialized educational assistance and understanding of the student’s learning strengths and areas for improvement.
- Identification of students who may need the services of the full day program.
HPDS offers multiple after school programs that run during the fall, winter, and spring. Each session is approximately 9-10 weeks, and costs around $10 per week per student. Our classes change each semester depending upon teacher availability and student interest. Past activities have included:
- Jewelry making
- Open Gym
- Art Club