Welcome to Hillside Academy! We are a Private Christian School founded in 2011. Our school philosophy is to inspire passionate, confident and creative students in an individualized, hands-on learning environment while integrating Christian values and striving for academic excellence. The underlying mission at Hillside is to see every child succeed.
By definition, success is the attainment of one’s goals, the favorable termination of attempts and endeavors. While individual goals may vary, as educators, we want to see students learn and to develop the skills they need to go out into the world and make a difference, to work hard and achieve prosperity in whatever they choose to do. We also understand it is no longer enough to just have rote knowledge or a specific set of skills. To be truly successful, one needs to be a creator of new ideas.
At Hillside Academy, we recognize in order to develop a student who will be an innovator of new ideas and products, we must teach to the whole child. In order to succeed in our mission, we focus on developing students in five distinct but overlapping areas: Knowledge, Creativity, Problem Solving, Social Skills and Faith/Character. As part of our curriculum, we identified key learning objectives for each of these focus areas and have built our instruction and activities to help students strive for success in obtaining these goals with a project-based learning approach.
Research has shown early childhood and preschool education are the largest factors in predicting overall school success. This is why we developed a fun, play based preschool curriculum with targeted learning objectives to give students the start they need. Our elementary school curriculum builds on this foundation by giving the skills students need to have in Reading, Math and Writing so that by Middle School, they can create and present their work to parents and experts in the field. At Hillside, elementary students participate in one or more quarterly expos throughout the year and by middle school, Hillside students present each quarter’s learning through a different type of Public Audience or Expo.
Please spend some time exploring our website to discover why Hillside is an amazing place for kids to grow and develop. I also encourage you to attend one of our quarterly expos where our students will demonstrate the great learning that is taking place!