Here are three questions you should ask.
Why do families choose Hillside?
Here are some of the reasons:
- A core academic curriculum of sciences, arts and humanities that foster critical thinking and creativity
- Small classes in which all students participate
- A strong, supportive community that helps students make ethical choices and develop their own unique gifts
- Honors distinctions may be earned in all classes in secondary school
- Public speaking skills developed through weekly drama classes, drama productions, and the annual History Feast.
- Skill based clubs that enrich our academic programs
What are you looking for in your applicants?
- We seek students who are excited about learning and who are willing to show that excitement to their peers.
- While students do not take an entrance exam, they must function at grade level or above in order to enter our program.
- Hillside requires that students to choose to attend Hillside so that they come into the school as active participants in both their education and their community.
What happens after Hillside?
- Our graduates are accepted into top tier colleges and universities such as Bowdoin, Columbia, Grinnell, Hampshire, Harvard, MIT, Oberlin, Reed, Stanford, Swarthmore, University of Chicago, and Whitman to name a few.
- Most importantly, our students emerge from Hillside as confident, active participants, and leaders wherever they study.
- We are proud to report that colleges often remark on the high level of skill and competence that our graduates display.
- While Hillside’s philosophy is not to teach to the test, we are proud of our students’ success on college entrance tests.
Our SAT averages for the past three years are:
Critical Reading: 698, Math: 643, and Writing: 708
Overall: 2049 out of 2400 possible points.
These scores are based on student’s actual (not projected) results.