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Second Start Learning Disabilities Program/Pine Hill School/Newton Learning Center

Human Services

Second Start Learning Disabilities Program/Pine Hill School/Newton Learning Center


Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation services in perceptual, language, fine motor and academic areas for learning disabled persons age 6 or over. Also provides individual and group tutoring, speech/language therapy and Slingerland tutoring. The day school provides a diagnostic, prescriptive academic program which may include speech therapy, perceptual motor development, counseling, vocational education, sports and behavior management. It is designed for children and adolescents, age 6-21, with learning, social or emotional difficulties. Provides educational services to the community regarding learning disabilities which include workshops, in-service trainings, parenting workshops, consultations and information on and referrals to related resources and conferences. Counseling services include group and career counseling. Offers day therapy for individuals and groups and special programs for adolescents with behavioral difficulties. Vocational programs provide job readiness, prevocational, academic and social-emotional remediation and services for adults and youth with learning and emotional problems, job placement services, on-the-job training, apprenticeships and non-traditional jobs for women. Pine Hill School/Second Start is a private special education school wihich provides special education and alternative services to students with a wide range of learning and behavioral disabilities. The Newton Program at Pine Hill School is a social-cognitive educational program geared towards educating high-functioning autistic (aspergers) spectrum students. Previously known as Second Start Learning Disabilities Program/Pine Hill School/Advent Academy.


Public Transit:

Home visits and transportation can be arranged.
1325 Bouret Drive, San Jose, CA 95118 37.2562375 -121.8870232 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Fees vary. Private insurance, military insurance accepted. Scholarships and support from Department of Social Services and school districts available. Cash, checks, credit cards, military insurance and private insurance accepted.


Learning disabled/emotionally handicapped children (grades 1-12)


Vary according to program

How to Apply:

Apply by phone for intake and assessment.

Service Wait Estimate:


Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Monterey County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County