Hillside Academy West (Hillside)

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Hillside Academy

Hillside Academy

Hillside Academy

At Hillside Academy we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education.  Like all Menta schools, Hillside Academy’s guiding principle is “we will never give up.” Hillside has a deep commitment to developing innovative strategies for ensuring that the children in our programs are not left behind.  We maintain high expectations for our students, in terms of both academic and social-emotional growth, countering the prevailing prejudices commonly found in the education of children with disabilities.   We understand the necessity of preparing students for success in post-secondary education, in careers, and as productive citizens of a changing 21st century world.  Similarly, we maintain high expectations for ourselves as educators, using data and the problem-solving process to continue to improve our program and ensure positive outcomes for all of our students.

The staff at Hillside Academy is dedicated to ensuring each child reaches their potential in becoming 3 C Ready- College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready. Educational services are intended to meet both the developmental and individual learning needs of each student. Classrooms are designed to be active learning environments where young people have the opportunity to experience educational and behavioral success on a daily basis.

  • Hillside Academy is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as a nonpublic educational facility (14-7.02) for special education students in kindergarten through age 22. It offers elementary, middle and high school programming to children with diverse learning needs.
  • Hillside Academy is NCA accreditation through Advanced Education.
  • Approved Free and Reduced Lunch Provider under Illinois State Board of Education.

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ISBA, IAPSEC, IASA, ISBA, AASA, CCSSO, IAASE, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.


Principal: Teno Geritano – teno.geritano@menta.com


4100 Warren Avenue
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: (708) 449-1310
Fax: (708) 449-0474

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