Hillside Academy is a private Christian school with a mission to build future innovators through project-based learning. Teachers emphasize academics, problem solving, creativity, social skills, faith and character development. We use a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based curriculum to provide students with a core foundation that prepares them for the next level in their education. One size does not fit all and Hillside Academy operates to meet the needs of all learners.
Hillside’s play-based preschool program, with targeted learning objectives, gives the start preschoolers need as they prepare for kindergarten. Our kindergarten and early elementary curriculum engages students in hands-on learning so that by middle school students are focusing on real-life applications of the knowledge and the skills they have learned. Our school-wide, STEAM-based curriculum is integrated into an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning approach with a variety of specialized programs including fine arts, foreign language, creative movement and music.
Hillside students are encouraged to become global citizens by developing three key principles in their personal development: (1) how we interact with those around us, (2) showing appreciation for those in our community, (3) expanding our world view so we recognize all we have to be thankful for and how we can use our resources to help those in need.
Hillside strives to make our classrooms safe places where students can push past their comfort zones, talk freely about their ideas while accepting and learning from each other and our mistakes.
Hillside Academy creates Innovators for the Future.
Hillside Academy Strengths and Unique Characteristics…
- Hillside is on the leading edge of incorporating the Project-Lead-The-Way (PLTW) STEAM curriculum while leveraging the Arts and other interdisciplinary branches of learning
- Integrated project-based curriculum
- Small class sizes
- Practical applications of technology such as creating a “Scratch” animation program for a book report
- Discovery and deepening of faith in personal and community journeys
- Differentiated instruction and curriculum for all students
Statement of Faith
Hillside Academy’s mission is to help students decipher the messages of our world and to help each student recognize their God-given abilities which they can develop for the betterment of our community and our world.
Hillside Academy does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in its administration of financial policy or admissions.