Established in 1950, Hillcrest is a small, neighborhood school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our PTA generously provides funding for library, instructional technology, Spanish, art, and music, as well as classroom intervention and teacher support. We have special education services for qualifying students, which provide these students targeted, individualized educational support, including resource services, speech, an autism spectrum intervention program, and occupational therapy. We work collaboratively to provide a safe and positive learning environment for our children and strive to maintain positive home and school relationships. French and Spanish classes are available for a fee to our students before and after school, through the EFBA and Viva Espa±ol! organizations. There are also fee-based afterschool classes, which include science, dance, art, technology, eco-literacy, and drama. Community service is a cornerstone of the Hillcrest School community, so students at every grade level can expect to participate in a variety of service-oriented activities during each year of their Hillcrest education. It is our goal that by the time a Hillcrest student reaches the eighth grade, he/she will have had full and varied community service experiences.