Fairhill is a private, non-profit, college preparatory school serving students in grades 1 through 12. Fairhill’s primary purpose is to provide a superior education for students of average and above intelligence who have been diagnosed with a learning difference such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Auditory Processing Disorder, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Fairhill students possess the intellectual potential to succeed academically, often at superior levels. However, because of a learning difference, these students have frequently experienced frustration in traditional school environments. The result is that their past academic performance does not reflect their potential.
Fairhill’s staff guides individual students in “learning to learn” through a multi-sensory approach to teaching, a small student/teacher ratio, and a warm, supportive atmosphere. At Fairhill, each student is recognized as an individual with a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Students are taught to maximize their strengths and to develop strategies that minimize their weaknesses. A Fairhill education is designed for the whole child, developing a firm foundation in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that enhance emotional, social, and academic development.
Many Fairhill students and their families choose to complete their high school education at Fairhill. Others successfully transition to public or private schools of their choice after recognizing the nature of their learning style and developing appropriate study and organizational skills.