What type of child is educated at Oak Hill School?
Oak Hill students have a variety of disabilities, and the services they receive are outlined in the school’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Oak Hill serves children 3 to 21 years of age with significant cognitive impairments and multiple disabilities. We have classrooms for elementary, middle school, high school, and transition students. The Oak Hill School is state approved private special education school.
What type of educational curriculum or programs do you offer?
Our curriculum focuses on functional academics, life skills and community programs that meet the needs of our children, based upon the student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP) goals. We specialize in developing a creative and individualized educational program for each of our students.
Where is Oak Hill School?
The Oak Hill School has 11 classrooms located within public schools and community sites throughout northern Connecticut. Classroom locations are in Avon, Bristol, Hartford, Hebron, Higganum, New Britain, New Hartford, and Plainville. Both the public school and community sites facilitate functional academics, independent living skills and vocational training; art and music therapy; and integration within the community.
Is it a residential school?
No, the Oak Hill School is a day school (Monday through Friday) and is open year round (250 days a year). Oak Hill does provide community-based housing for children with disabilities.
Who are the people that will work with my child?
We have a dedicated staff who function as a team to best meet the needs of the students. The multi-disciplinary team consists of the special education teacher, SLP, OT, PT, RN/LPN, behavior specialist, and the consulting psychiatrist, as well as the paraprofessionals and teaching assistants.
Are your teachers, therapists, and medical professionals trained and licensed?
Yes, Oak Hill teachers, therapists and medical professionals are fully certified or licensed by the State of Connecticut. All of our staff is highly educated and qualified, and receive additional professional development and training annually by Oak Hill.
What is your staffing ratio (student to teacher)?
Oak Hill School staffs their classrooms with a 2:1 student to teacher ratio, which is exceptional.
Does Oak Hill School comply with Title 1X of the United States Education Amendments?
Oak Hill complies fully with Title IX of the United States Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs. Oak Hill School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs including: recruitment, admissions, instructional materials, physical education, therapeutic services, recreational activities, vocational preparation, or employment.
Does Oak Hill have access to technology and adaptive devices?
Yes, the Oak Hill School has access to the latest technological advances serving the needs of students with multiple disabilities, including Assistive Technology Specialists from the NEAT Center at Oak Hill.
Can I visit Oak hill School?
Yes, we offer parent tours, and our referral team can help you set up a visit to an appropriate program.
How do I enroll my child at Oak Hill School?
Your child must receive a student referral from the school district where the child resides. The referral is made at your child’s Pupil Planning Team (PPT) meeting. Your child’s educational team, (which includes you, your child’s teachers, therapists, and school administration) make the recommendation to receive educational services with the Oak Hill School.
To learn more, please call Ana Wittig, Chief Administrator, Oak Hill School program at (860) 769-3891 or email ana.wittig@OakHillCT.org