April 16, 2010
The Head of School, Maureen Manion, has created a unique environment where the kids view Hillcrest as their second home. When my granddaughter came to Hillcrest in 6th grade, she was shy, insecure, indifferent to studies, uncertain of any future goals or College plans, and at that time had very few friends. We were blessed to find Hillcrest, and in doing so we found teachers who love what they do and interact in a very positive way with the kids, we found students who care for one another,and who learn and show the importance of respect for one another, we found a staff that is always available and willing to help, and most importantly we found a haven of learning and doing, where the kids actually enjoy going to School every day. The leadership camp and activities, the travel, the trips to the Theaters,etc. are all additional benefits over and above the usual, and are key in the formation and growth of our kids. I truly believe that Hillcrest played a very significant role in the process of turning my granddaughter's life in a positive and joyful direction. I also believe that Hillcrest will be the most significant base upon which she will build, and she will always look back fondly to her years at Hillcrest. Thanks teachers, staff and administration for all that you do!
- submitted by a parent