From the Director

Dear Hillside Academy Families,

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 school shines as a guiding light of educational excellence, rooted in a mission to cultivate the best 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. Rooted in our faith, we guide students in their character development, helping them to become well-rounded individuals with a solid foundation of values.

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 not only equips them for future academic pursuits but also 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.

Beginning with our play-based preschool program, designed with specific learning goals, we lay a strong foundation for our students. This foundation is progressively built upon in our kindergarten and elementary curriculum, culminating in middle school where real-life applications become the focal point of learning.

The foundation of our values continues to be a cornerstone of Hillside Academy. Our commitment lies in nurturing a profound comprehension of compassion, kindness, the virtues encapsulated in the fruit of the Spirit, and the ways in which we can utilize our God-given talents to positively impact our community and beyond. Regardless of beliefs, all are welcome at Hillside Academy.

As you explore Hillside Academy, I invite you to witness the transformational journey that shapes our passionate, confident, and creative students. Your presence and partnership are integral to our shared success.

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

Suzanne Siko
Head of School
Hillside Academy