Hillside School was founded in 1901, when two sisters established a self-sustaining school for boys. Practicality and compassion drove the genesis, along with a commitment to providing a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment. Hillside's diverse offerings and character education have contributed to the development of superbly well-rounded young men for over a century. Basic tenets such as determination, compassion, and tolerance guided Hillside students in 1901, just as they do today. The relevance of Hillside's founding principles remains, and these values continue to shape the school community.
Today, Hillside is a premier junior boarding school providing exceptional academic opportunities to a diverse population of young pre-adolescent and adolescent boys in grades four through nine in preparation for secondary school. The school is defined by its culture of inclusivity that fosters close relationships between students and teachers, made possible by a 7:1 student teacher ratio. Students are encouraged to push themselves academically while constantly focusing on the school's core values of compassion, determination, honesty, respect, and brotherhood.
Hillside's mission to maximize each student's potential is achieved through our small class size, 7:1 student teacher ratio, and our academic support programs tailored to meet each boy's needs. Our extracurricular programs develop and challenge each student to perform at his highest level through practice, competition, and outstanding teacher support. Spiritually, the school's focus on others, empathy, brotherhood, and leadership develop the soul and spirit of each student.
Hillside School's mission is to maximize the potential of every student in mind, body, and spirit.