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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 70
Before care: No
After care: No

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1325 Bouret Drive
San Jose, CA 95118

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(408) 979-8210
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Develops respect: Neutral
August 20, 2015
I believe that communicating can not only be a token to the chocolate factory but also a invitation to know not respect by belittling.

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Develops empathy: Agree
August 20, 2015
I have seen these words placed into action. I think that we can strongly improve material. Don

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Develops honesty: Neutral
August 20, 2015
I think that we go by a code of conduct sometimes not followed correctly and lack communication because of power-craving ambition.

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August 20, 2015
A student needs to be evaluated a group of appointed officials next have to make a review for each and every child. I think that there are certain students or student who can not relate socially to the rest of the students who are there and file have been managed and impulsive conflicts occur. The Executive Director needs to come back from New York and take the wheel by doing research and developing a strategy for students who are "stuck" to not fail. I will one day be in charge of that position and will work it wonders because I think that students who attend are not bad but troubled and confused and don't know any better but to get around by impulsivity and become selfish and inconsiderate. I will take every student into consideration of revaluation and will not be stopped by any one to ticket to Jury you are going to prove you do not want to see these children not succeed. We need to stop becoming people who do not feel any responsibility because we don't work there. I am the wolf who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Executive Director, Don

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May 14, 2015
Please don't send your children here! They lock the kids in the padded room without anybody checking on them! Kids are given the hands on treatment when it is unneeded and the staff and teachers have a huge attitude of superiority. One even said she was from "the hood" and didn't care what the parent wanted or said. Wow.

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October 03, 2014
Dont send your kids here , we were walking by and heard a child screaming and crying loudly by a fence to this school , my mom and I looked and saw a teacher twisting a kids arm and throwing him to the ground kicking him , we went into the office but they claimed they are a hands on school which makes no sense , we are filing a police report , i filmed the whole thing

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December 03, 2012
This school is a 1 star and below....The good staff are gone and my son was so devastated that his favorite teachers were gone. I thought this school was going to be our last stop, but I am looking again. His bus ride is finally better since they solved that problem. This school mixes the Aspergers and Ed which they say they do not. They now have a new principal for unknown reasons.They are feeding the students candy to keep them seated. I addressed this and my son told me that it is still happening. They do not abide by the district rules as to no unhealthy food on campus.look into other programs.that do not put hands on the students and restrain to the ground.best of luck. I do not trust any school that has such a big turn around of staff as they do.

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April 04, 2012
Beware this school. My student came home with bruises on his face from being restrained and I didn't even get a phone call--I had to call them and discover he'd been thrown down on the floor and sat on after verbally threatening another child. Principal Greg Zieman explained to me that if they wrote up every time they had to use restraints on the students they would spend their whole time writing--this was his excuse. My student got worse and worse until I pulled him out of there. He is still traumatized by his experiences many months later. They will tell you they know what they're doing. Take a look at their website and see whether you can honestly believe that. Their understanding of autism in particular is very poor--many times they discipline children as behavior problems, even when the children do not understand what is expected of them. To my fellow parents: I know you're desperately looking for answers--but for your child's sake don't accept this terrible solution. The only 'good' thing about this school is that they won't call you to come get your child. They will tell you all is well even if your child is getting restrained every day, and you'll never know it.

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April 11, 2011
Definately poor parent communication. When we enrolled our son, the Newton program claimed to have a Behavior Specialist. He left week 2. Shortly after that, my son started having restraints (which he hadn't needed in 2 years), and sent to a behavior room 3 times, even after numerous calls, emails about the trauma children on the spectrum experience after previous experiences. Withdrew after 4 months via phone calls and emails, noone even called me back or responded (except for their very efficient controller).

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no rating
March 23, 2010
Liberal use of seclusion and restraints instead of sound behavior plans. Not a good fit for a child with behavioral problems who needs professional support. Poor parent communication.

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October 03, 2009
Pine Hill School has The Newton Program, which is an amazing program for high functioning autistic children. They really care about the kids, and do everything they can to help these kids with special needs succeed. The Newton Program has won state and international recognition for their program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
The Newton Program @ Pine Hill school is one of the best in the world for children on the high-functioning autistic spectrum. They respect and nuture each child's learning style, unlike the usual special ed classes in public schools. My child has finally developed a 'love of learning', and feels socially accepted. The staff of the Newton Program are outstanding.

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September 24, 2009
This school is a God Send for Asperger's children. They do not call you to come pick up your child, they understand your child, they teach them academics not just manage their behavior, they do not abuse your child, they do not lock them up. The children WANT to go to school and they actually have friends within the classmates. The classes are small and the adult ratio is good. My child is going to be a productive adult because of what this school has provided for him. GREAT school. As a matter of fact there needs to be scools like this in every state. Thank you ED.

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April 23, 2008
I can't say enough about the warm welcome we recieved from Pine Hill's staff and students. It feels like coming home. For the first time in our son's school career he told me he 'had a great day' and he also told me he had 'the best PE class ever'. This from a boy who hates PE. He said he loved 'his math teacher' and shared of several experiences in Social Thinking and Social Studies. The staff not only understands these children's needs but they respect and embrace their differences. Further, the involvement of parents is stellar. They are a group of hard-working, dedicated and involved parents who want the best for their child.

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no rating
January 17, 2008
A beacon of light at the end of dark tunnel, SJUSD couldn't figure it out nor did they want to try to since our son was an A student within the district, they caused a trip of absolute hell for my family. Pine Hill saved my son and family.

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September 25, 2007
My son went through 5 other schools in SJUSD before we found Pine Hill. Misplaced in ED and SDC programs since 3d grade, he had suffered and not until placed at Pine Hill did one of the SDC teachers recognize him as high function asbergers- and we moved him to that program. He thrived. He learnt! The Newton after school program- which costs extra but is worth it- taught by the county Asbergers Assoc. Presdient, reincorporates all the years of lost acedemics while giving him a sense of resepct and self esteem. The school is supportive, transportation is awesome this year, and I now expect my 14 year old to go to colllege instead of failing to graduate.D. Hollis

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June 24, 2007
My son also did well in the Newton Program, but the regular ED classes at the school were frightening and frustrating for him. I wish there were a better alternative for children who do not fit in with the 'regular' ED kids. The transportation experience was our biggest frustration with this school, as my son was repeatedly harrassed and exposed to rap music on the bus. The principal and other adminstrative staff were responsive and actively participated in my son's IEP meetings.

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April 25, 2007
Pine Hill School offers a wonderful program for children with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism. The staff is highly educated on the needs of these children. They provide a nurturing and safe environment where children are able to reach their full potential. My son was unable to function in other special education programs but has thrived at Pine Hill's Newton Program.

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Pine Hill School Second Start Learning D
1325 Bouret Drive, San Jose, CA  95118
(408) 979-8210
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Pine Hill School Second Start Learning D Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top