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Jason Derr
717-732- 8400, Ext. 8554

Lee Bzdil
Program Supervisor
717-732- 8400, Ext. 8019

Hill Top Academy is a K-12 school operated by the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) and located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Currently, there are 20 classes at Hill Top that represent several programs providing services to students in emotional support, Capital Area Therapeutic Educational Services (CATES), multiple disabilities support, autism support, and the diagnostic classroom (hyperlink to program descriptions). We maintain a safe and supportive learning environment designed to support each student’s unique individual needs.

Our students come to us from school districts throughout Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and northern York Counties. Hill Top Academy opened in 2008 and was named by the students enrolled at that time. The Labrador Retriever was selected as the school’s mascot in honor of the many beloved Labradors that work at the school as service dogs.

Hill Top Academy Vision StatementHill Top Academy is a dynamic educational community committed to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of individual students.

Hill Top Academy Mission Statement We inspire our students to achieve their highest potential through an integrated therapeutic learning environment utilizing research based strategies and data driven interventions. We provide an individual plan in a structured environment where differences are nurtured and valued. In partnership with caregivers, school districts and the community, we develop trust, accountability and communication skills to prepare our students for their futures.