PLATINUM2024

Hill Top Preparatory School

aka The Hill Top Preparatory School, Inc.   |   BRYN MAWR, PA   |  www.hilltopprep.org

Learn how to support this organization

Mission

Hill Top Preparatory School provides life-changing experiences for bright and creative students who struggle to achieve academic and social success due to performance-based learning differences including ADHD, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific learning disabilities, or anxiety. Through strong family-school collaboration Hill Top prepares students for future success in college, work, and life as independent adults. Hill Top Preparatory School is an accredited, non profit (501c3) institution.

Ruling year info

1971

Head of School

Mr. Kevin M. R. Mayne

Main address

737 S ITHAN AVE

BRYN MAWR, PA 19010 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

23-1743304

NTEE code info

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2022, 2021 and 2021.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Middle School

The Middle School team consists of grades five through eight and focuses on preparing our students for the rigors of the Upper School. Each year, students take courses in each of the core content areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Additionally, students are required to participate in Physical Education (three times per week) and group counseling (two times per week) each year. Skill development courses are also part of the middle school curriculum and focus on exposing students to or improving the student’s skills in the following areas: computer skills, library skills, the visual arts, the performing arts, health, and technical education.

Population(s) Served
Children
People with learning disabilities
People with psychosocial disabilities
Working poor
Low-income people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of seniors who pursue Post-secondary Educational opportunities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, People with learning disabilities, People with psychosocial disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number children performing average or above average academically

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Preteens, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Preteens, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of full-time equivalent students per full-time faculty member

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hill Top Preparatory School's strategic plan identifies three areas – Validated, Vital, Visible – and focuses on the concept that what makes Hill Top students different is also what makes their contributions uniquely valuable. Hill Top does more than educate its students. Faculty, staff and administrators work with families to help students build a quality of self that includes self-recognition, self-advocacy, self-reliance and self-confidence. Programs are carefully designed to refine and strengthen students’ capacity to connect and to build relationships with others ensuring they are well-prepared to make and take their place in the world.

VALIDATING our program for educating neurodiverse learners will provide the opportunity to identify the philosophy, methodologies, relationships and values that make Hill Top an exceptional learning community for neurodiverse learners with the goal of enriching the programs and sharing expertise with other professionals in the field. With this, Hill Top will become a recognized leader in guiding neurodiverse learners toward alternative pathways for postsecondary success. Strategic partnerships with scholars, researchers, and employers will be critical working to develop and promote “The Hill Top Method”.

FINANCIAL VITALITY will be ensured through mission-aligned partnerships, new revenue streams, and facility expansion. The extraordinary potential to grow and serve a community of learners that is traditionally underserved and underemployed is unprecedented, yet the need for funding to make it possible is profound. To meet our potential, we must energize our existing and potential network of passionate supporters who can steward our school and scale our impact to increase access to our life-changing program.

Hill Top stories are compelling, emotional and inspiring and too often hidden. In order to increase VISIBILITY, a corps of professionals and volunteers will be engaged and equipped with tools to reach those who will benefit from Hill Top’s unique programs.Visibility will hinge on an investment in developing a unifying brand strategy that communicates our distinctive researched-based program and the transformative impact that our “community partnerships for life” has on the wellbeing of students and their families.

Four strategies to reaching visibility goals include establishing: core competencies as expectations for all Hill Top students upon graduation; partnerships with universities/colleges will help prepare students for success in a collegiate environment and continue to establish Hill Top as a leader in the area of employability and transition of neuro diverse students; a multi-disciplinary, team-based, learning community with competitive compensation, access to leading edge professional development, and a culture where curious, kind and committed colleagues work collaboratively. Finally, a Neuro-Diversity Training Center will be established as a resource for teachers, employers, and families who seek to understand, educate, empower, and employ learners “on the spectrum.”

Among the strategies to increase vitality are the development of strategic partnerships with mission aligned educational, cultural and corporate entities with a focus on sharing resources, expanding student experiences, and generating revenue. Revenue generating spaces including an expanded dormitory program and community gathering spaces will both strengthen the program and increase visibility. Ultimately, efforts to expand postgraduate programs will form our new Neurodiversity Training Center.

Hill Top stories are compelling, emotional and inspiring and too often hidden. In order to increase VISIBILITY, a corps of professionals and volunteers will be engaged and equipped with tools to reach those who will benefit from Hill Top’s unique programs.Visibility will hinge on an investment in developing a unifying brand strategy that communicates our distinctive researched-based program and the transformative impact that our “community partnerships for life” has on the wellbeing of students and their families.

Working with an experienced brand consultant will clarify and fortify our brand and provide us with a unifying and disciplined messaging strategy that can be shared with key referral sources. Increased focus on community outreach, partnerships, and business development, will help to highlight a distinctive Employability and Transition Program and Post Graduate Career and Life Skills Development program. Conferences on topics that advance research and opportunities for neurodiverse students/workers and staff, as well as strong parent and alumni/alumni parent ambassadors will reinforce Hill Top’s brand in the community.

Financials

Hill Top Preparatory School
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Hill Top Preparatory School

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sissy Wickes

United States Hunter/Jumper Association

Term: 2012 -

Mark Harbison

Rubin, Fortunato, & Harbison

Gerald Herbison

Executive Business Coach at Carson Coaching

Christopher Lyons

Technology Leadership, Vanguard

Jamell Mitchell

Chief Talent Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young

Robert A. Newbold

Managing Principal, Graham Partners

Ruth Ortlinghaus

Robert Pietrusko

SVP Regulatory Affairs Voyager Therapeutics

Joseph Riddle

Director, Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Robert Sager

Founder & President Edu-Tech Academic Solutions

Seth Straff

Principal, Insurance Adjustment Bureau Inc.

Kirby Wycoff

Director & Associate Professor Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professionals

Robert Bendl

VP - Information Technology - Aerospace & Power Group, AMETEK

Joshua Goldberg

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Comcast

Kevin M.R. Mayne

Head of School

Paul Graham

CEO Dusk Wave Arts

Henry Humphreys

Dean of Students, Thomas Jefferson University

Sissy Wickes

President, Springtown Show Stables, LLC

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/24/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data