Texas Hill Country School
Texas Hill Country School is a unique, residential treatment center which focuses on behavior modification, socialization and academic achievement. The school offers residential and day programming for students age 6-22 with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or other developmental and neurobehavioral challenges. We believe each student can reach his or her greatest potential within the right environment.
Prior to admission, many of our students struggled in a traditional treatment and/or school setting and became disenchanted, not only with learning, but also other aspects of life. Through individualized treatment programs, we demonstrate that student recognition results in positive individuals with more developed and focused sense of self.
Set on the outskirts of San Marcos, Texas, Texas Hill Country School uses a non-traditional approach to education. Students in the residential program take part in a highly structured daily routine. The program encourages discovery, growth and achievement while optimizing success. We strive to foster personal responsibility, teamwork, social appropriateness and self-discipline.
Through the extensive array of services offered, each child is given individualized instruction that focuses on their unique strengths in collaboration with their academic programming. Coordination of disciplines and academics allows for a cohesive, holistic treatment approach.
The student interdisciplinary team customizes programs to incorporate any or all the following services:
- Individual counseling
- Family training/counseling
- Behavior modification
- Medication monitoring and training
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Music/Dance therapy
- Animal assisted therapy
- Equine assisted therapy
- Massage therapy
- Healthy living and fitness training
- Social skills training
- Financial management training
- Transitional independent living training
- Community integration
- Community service
- Volunteer opportunities
Our academic program is optimized for each student with a learning environment offering a comprehensive, innovative and creative atmosphere where students are taught to strive for their personal best. We make no assumptions about how students should learn, but instead, encourage students to learn in ways that are uniquely suited to them.
The curriculum is based on each student’s talents, abilities and interests. Our goal is for all students to achieve peak academic performance, but we recognize each one will have their own path.
We start at each student’s current ability level and build upon that foundation. Throughout the academic program, our students expand their knowledge and gain self-confidence in a supportive, but challenging setting.
We offer individualized instruction, peer interaction and group learning experiences through organized, meaningful activities and personal exploration. Instructors integrate subject matter into real-life situations and opportunities are given to students so they can experience a sense of accomplishment, both in the classroom and in the community.
The curriculum encourages creativity, problem-solving and personal responsibility. Students take pride in their achievements and are taught to accept failure as a step on the journey to success.
The Texas Hill Country School campus is located seven miles east of San Marcos, Texas. Conveniently situated between San Antonio and Austin, this location allows easy access to community and cultural events in both cities. Texas Hill Country school is licensed as a residential treatment center by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. In addition, our academic program is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as a non-public school.
We contract with school districts for placement of students, as well as other funding sources on a case by case basis to ensure funding is available to meet the needs of each student. All student education needs are aligned as defined by the Individual Education Plan.