From the Director

Welcome to Hillside Academy!

The entire Hillside community, including our Board of Directors, staff, and myself, welcome you as we embark on a year filled with promise and growth.

At Hillside Academy, we welcome the journey that lies ahead for our students, faculty, staff, families, and community. Our preschool through 8th grade program provides a seamless and supportive path that fosters a close-knit community and prepares our students for success. We are rooted in a mission to cultivate educational excellence in our students through dynamic teaching and learning.


Our dedicated educators not only prioritize academic achievement but also focus on cultivating essential skills such as problem-solving, creativity, and strong social connections. Central to our approach is the powerful framework of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. This comprehensive practice empowers our students to engage in hands-on learning that equips them for future academic pursuits and readies them for the complexities of life in the 21st century. 

At the core of our philosophy is the acknowledgment of the individuality of every child. Our commitment to maintaining small class sizes ensures that personalized and experiential learning takes precedence. As a result, students can flourish and reach their highest potential, honing essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication. 

Hillside Academy's commitment to character development is woven into the fabric of daily school life, emphasizing values that guide students both academically and personally. Each day, we cultivate students' character and spiritual intelligence by fostering core virtues such as gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. 

As you explore Hillside Academy, I invite you to witness the transformational journey that shapes our passionate, confident, and creative students. 

Here's to a remarkable year ahead, full of discovery and growth!

Suzanne Siko
Head of School
Hillside Academy