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Welcome to our Hive!

Hillside School is a dynamic preschool to third-grade elementary school.  Our educational philosophy is to promote an environment whereby all students can learn and achieve in a school that focuses on high standards for academics, talents, and behaviors.  We strive to focus on the child's emotional and social growth and academic progress.  The goal for our students at Hillside is to become well-rounded, independent learners with the ability to become responsible and caring individuals.

Our primary school curriculum is intended to encourage and harvest a zest for learning.  The academic program emphasizes all disciplines of learning.  Children acquire the skills necessary to become successful, active readers and to develop a love for literature. The language arts curriculum emphasizes a reading and writing workshop model approach.  Our math curriculum is differentiated by its opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration and ongoing discovery. Social studies and science are taught through inquiry, hands-on experiential activities, and written experiences.  STEM education is infused through classroom instruction and interdisciplinary lessons.  All classrooms are equipped with Promethean technology to promote high levels of interaction and rich access to multimedia resources, and students have access to iPad and Chromebook devices.

Each grade level has weekly art, music, enrichment, physical education, Spanish, and media times.  A full array of basic skills instruction and special education services are offered to support the individualized learning needs of our students.  Enrichment opportunities are infused into classroom instruction, and academically talented students are supported by our enrichment specialist.  Multi-language learner classes help linguistically and culturally diverse students communicate and achieve academically.

As citizens of Hillside School, our promise to each other is to be respectful, courteous, and helpful.  Our school logo is the Hillside Honeybee.  The logo was chosen to foster student cooperation and interdependence, similar to traits found in a honeybee colony.

Respectfully yours,
Anastasia Maroulis

Anastasia Maroulis

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