Special Education Services
The Hillsborough Schools provide Special Education services for those children who are found eligible by the Child Study Team. Referrals for assessment can be made by parents or classroom teachers. Small group instruction is provided for learning and/or speech and language handicapped children. Through the San Mateo County Office of Education, other services are available for children who need more intensive or more specialized services. Please call the principal for further information.
English Language Learners (ELL)
A tutorial program is offered to meet the needs of children whose knowledge and use of English is insufficient to allow full participation in classroom learning. Referral to this program is made by teachers or parents.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
The Hillsborough Schools provide opportunities for children identified as having outstanding leadership, mathematics, general academic, or intellectual ability. The components of the program were developed by the GATE Advisory Committee consisting of parents, teachers, and administrators from each school. Referrals for assessing eligibility can be made by teachers or parents. The extent of the program is limited by the level of state funding. Please call the Bonnie Yamane or your school principal for more information.