As a ministry of St. Sebastian Parish, Julie Billiart Schools Akron operates independent of the parish but has received guidance and direction from the church and parishioners.
St. Sebastian Parish provides support for monthly Mass and the sacraments while the schools often share resources and have organized group learning activities together.
The Julie Billiart School curriculum, teaching philosophy, and nurturing atmosphere replicate the highly successful program offered to children with learning differences at their Lyndhurst campus for the past 65 years. As the only private elementary school in the area totally dedicated to students with unique learning needs, the small class sizes, individualized curriculum, social learning programs, and onsite therapies are core to "The JB Way”.
The Julie Billiart School in Akron is the first expansion school in the Julie Billiart Network. The Akron community has been overwhelmingly supportive and the school is thrilled to be sharing their unique learning environment with children and families of Summit and surrounding counties.
During the 2017-2018 school year classes were offered for students in grades Kindergarten through second grade. The Julie Billiart School in Akron added grades 3-5 for the 2018-2019 academic year. The final expansion plans will include all grades through 8th.