Hillside School provides a structured, supportive and challenging academic environment for boys in grades 4 – 9. Boarding and day students enjoy an engaging, multi-sensory, boys centric curriculum along with 16 competitive athletic offerings. Hillside’s unique academic and leadership program, “Shades of Blue,” builds character while holding students accountable to the school’s core values. Our purposely small population of 140 boys is diverse representing 8 countries and 10 states. Academic classes average 10 boys, easily allowing teaching faculty to meet the individual needs of each boy’s learning profile and differentiate instruction when necessary. Hillside consistently graduates confident, responsible leaders who are well equipped to navigate the secondary school world. Our alumni know how to self-advocate having gained a keen awareness of what will help them thrive academically, athletically, artistically, and socially. Matriculation includes but is not limited to St. Mark’s, Middlesex, Avon, Tabor, St. George’s, Pomfret, Concord Academy, Kent, Lawrence Academy, Loomis Chaffee.
Hillside offers several tutorials and can support students with ADHD, executive function difficulties, dyslexia, and other language based learning differences.
Innovation Lab – students have access to 3D printers and a laser cutter. They learn coding, program robots, and design apps!