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FAQ

If you do not see your questioned answered here, please contact Jessica Ruger, Enrollment Management Director.

What grades do you serve?

Hamlin Robinson School currently serves 280 students, grades 1-8.

What are your school hours?

Our school day runs from 8:15AM -3:00PM. We have before care beginning at 7:30AM and after care options extending to 6:00PM.

What is the application process?

The application process begins with an exploratory tour of our program to give you a sense of our school and who our students are. Documents supporting a student’s learning profile will be submitted and reviewed with the application, along with a recommendation and observation form from their current teacher. As a final step in the process, the applicant will visit HRS for an entire school day.

For specific information on how to apply, click here.

Does my child need to be diagnosed with dyslexia to attend?

Many students at HRS have not received an official diagnosis of "dyslexia," but all need specialized instruction in reading, written expression, spelling and/or oral language. Our specialized multi-sensory program supports successful learning for children with a range of language-based learning differences.

What type of training do your teachers have?

Our classroom teachers have teaching certificates, college, or master's degrees in education. In addition, all language arts teachers are required to have advanced training in a multi-sensory, structured, sequential approach to language instruction.

HRS faculty regularly engage in professional development programs that are strongly focused on exploration of all avenues of education for students with language-based learning differences.

Do you have before or after school programs?

Yes! HRS offers before and after care in addition to a variety of after-school enrichment activities. Offerings have included:

  • LEGO Robotics
  • Circus Arts
  • Drawing
  • Cross Country
  • Chess Club
  • Martial Arts
  • Track and Field

What is the school's philosophy on homework?

We believe that homework should be a time when students are able to practice skills learned in the classroom. Our goal is for homework to offer an opportunity for students to work independently and take responsibility throughout their academic career. We encourage communication with teachers surrounding any homework issues.

How do you monitor academic growth?

Student achievement is assessed in many ways. Teacher observations, standardized testing, and periodic quizzes and tests across disciplines are just a few tools for evaluation.

Progress reports are completed three times per year, and conferences are scheduled three times as well. Parents can request a conference at any time to discuss their child’s academic, social, and emotional growth.

How long does a child typically stay at HRS?

Every child’s situation is unique, and our goal is to meet the individual needs of each student. The progression of instruction at Hamlin Robinson School continually strengthens a child's skills while continuing to appropriately challenge them and satisfy their natural intellectual curiosity.

All children and families are different. Many stay through middle school, benefiting from the comprehensive curriculum. As students continue their academic careers, they gain new insights into the benefits of what they learned while at HRS.

Where do students go once they leave HRS?

Hamlin Robinson School works closely with families and students as they prepare for their entrance into high school. Students move on to a wide range of educational institutions, including both public and independent schools, after leaving Hamlin Robinson School.

Our High School Transition and Alumni Coordinator serves as the primary resource for families preparing to transition from Hamlin Robinson School to a new school environment. The High School Transition and Alumni Coordinator and classroom teachers, as a team, are knowledgeable about appropriate placement opportunities for students when they leave HRS.


“The teachers at HRS have been a gift to me. They have taught me that I have the ability to do whatever I put my mind to and I no longer feel that my reading difficulties stand in the way of reaching my dreams.” — HRS Alumni

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