Menta Academy Hillside

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Menta Academy Hillside

2015 – 2016 School Calendar (PDF)

Visiting with Associate Deputy Chief of DCFS Tiffany Gholson.

At Menta Academy Hillside we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education.  Like all Menta schools, Hillside’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 Menta Academy Hillside 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.

  • Menta Academy Hillside 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.
  • Menta Academy Hillside is NCA accredited 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 –


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

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