Conant School

The Hillside Conant School is a place of encouragement and enthusiasm.  It houses 11 state of the art classrooms with specialized media teaching tools such as Promethian Boards and Google Chromebooks, a monitored computer lab, and the Dorothy Cohen Library.    Our school is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and is part of the Atlanta Public School system through the Georgia Department of Education.

We have 11 certified and highly qualified Special Education and General Education teachers who are here to use their creative teaching methods and behavioral expertise.  The majority of children enrolled at our school are entering the program at grade levels lower than expected due to their individual previous situations, environments, and behaviors.  Our teachers face the challenge of remediating their skill gaps and encouraging them to move forward with their education. Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy are provided through Atlanta Public Schools.

Upon admission into our program, you should have supplied the school with your child’s school records, IEP, eligibility reports, and all Psychological Testing.   Children attending our school are actually enrolled into Atlanta Public Schools at the same time that they are admitted to Hillside for treatment.  We are a fully accredited school which will result in your child receiving credits for the coursework they complete during their stay.  Hillside is compliant with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act),  the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 504 which are designed to provide students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of the student to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities. 

Hillside Conant is a School-Wide Title 1 school. All students enrolled qualify for Free & Reduced Lunches and are privy to funding through the Neglected and Delinquent Title 1 program, Title 1, Part A, as well as Priority School funding. Dr Christina Kennedy, our Education Director, is happy to share our school’s vision, School Improvement Plan, and Parental Involvement Policy with you upon request.

Take a tour of our School Open House !


News & Info

Announcing our new Outpatient Clinic, Hillside DBT in Buckhead Atlanta

Also check out this great video : What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents:

 "I wanted to share an article that ran today about my transition and Hillside. It will also run in the Emory Wire at the end of July."
Stephen Fusco, Special Education Teacher

One Decision can Change a Life

"To leave law was the most liberating and terrifying decision I've ever made."

Virginia Highland Voice Articles on Hillside for our neighbors


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We LOVE BoxTops for Education to benefit our Conant School!  Email to learn how to collect and give! 

Upcoming Events

September 2015

Hillside DBT

Hillside DBT has started Adolescent DBT Skills Group at our new Buckhead location.   Weekly Tuesday from  4-530.  Contact us for more information at  and check out our website for info




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