For more information, please call:
The Texas Hill Country School
5309 Texas Lone Star Trail
Maxwell, TX 78656
Email: Melody McClendon
Addressing the unique needs of students with developmental, neurobehavioral, or psychological issues can be a complex and difficult task. Most students with special needs perform well in a traditional or special education classroom. But there are those unfortunate circumstances when the distinctive requirements of a student cannot be met in the conventional academic setting.
For these students, behavioral and emotional issues are frequent roadblocks to academic success. Impulsivity, frustration, verbal outbursts, and, sometimes, physical aggression are quite common. These behaviors are disruptive to the entire classroom and ultimately lead to the student’s academic failure.
The Texas Hill Country School offers individualized instruction in small classroom settings to meet each student’s level of academic competency, while emphasizing developmental, behavioral, and social skills. We focus on the development of self-control and direction at a time in our student’s lives that is traditionally full of distractions and confusion. Students learn personal responsibility, productive alternatives to challenging behaviors, and school-appropriate conduct. With the support and guidance of staff and instructors, our students are encouraged to embrace academic challenges once again and strive to reach their fullest potential.
The Texas Hill Country School is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as a non-public school and contracts with local districts for the placement of their students. We also have a proven track record of working with out-of-state education agencies to enroll students from their districts. The Texas Hill Country School and the contracting school district work closely together to ensure that the student’s needs, as defined by the Individual Education Plan, are fully addressed.
Set in the quiet community of Maxwell, Texas, the Texas Hill Country School environment accentuates the non-traditional approach to education, which is successful and necessary for this student population. The Texas Hill Country School accepts students age 6 – 22. Both residential and day school-programming services are available.
Stacey Thompson, PsyD
Executive Director, Texas Hill Country School