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Hillside School

Grades: 4 - 9
Type: Day-Boarding
Gender: Boys

About

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.

Teaching Philosophy

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.

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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 is a junior boarding and day school only 25 miles west of Boston serving 4th through 9th grade students We provide a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment and our innovative teaching for the 21st century skills prepares our boys for secondary school and beyond.
  • The academic program is supplemented with the renowned Wicks Tutorial Center with five certified learning specialists providing small group tutorials offered in language arts, math, executive function, and social skills, for those students needing extra support.
  • Boarding and day students enjoy a rich curriculum that includes a broad after school program including competitive athletics, the Innovation Lab, and the Hillside Farm.
  • Our unique academic and leadership program, Shades of Blue, builds character while holding our students accountable to our core values.
  • Community inclusiveness is our hallmark; we welcome you to come to see for yourself. Please visit us online for more information, and to schedule a visit today.

What is your mission statement?

Hillside School's mission is to maximize the potential of every student in mind, body, and spirit. Our Core Values are compassion, determination, honesty, respect, and brotherhood.

 

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