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- a parent
Our family loves Hilltop! Our daughter has grown both academically and emotionally. The school's teaching staff has come together to help meet my daughter's learning challenges head on. There will be no slipping through the cracks at this school. Hilltop is a warm and inviting place that challenges and supports their students.



- a parent
Wonderful teachers and staff. The students are given the opportunity to be heard. The upper school science program is impressive.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a parent
As a longtime parent i have experienced almost every teacher at Hilltop. Each teacher has worked with me as well as my child toward academic as well as social growth.

Amount of homework: no rating


- a parent
I am not sure what is the "right" amount of homework. My children have been learning at a good pace at Hilltop and that is my main.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
The 8th grade Ethical Literacy class is thought provoking. It is wonderful to see our kids work through ethical scenarios.




- a parent
My children have been attending Hilltop for 5 years. The new leadership has influenced academics in such a positive direction incorporating state of the art technology that really prepares children for the future. The element that is most important for me as a parent, is the absolute respect that a child finds here. Teacher contracts and politics do not come before sound instruction or focus on a child's psycho-social development. Parents are included in the entire process of the school's experience. Parental feedback is wanted, even welcomed. Many of the teachers have been at Hilltop for 15 years plus because they too believe that children come first. It is not a purgatory waiting for a public education position that would pay them much higher salaries and better benefits. There is no perfect system but Hilltop comes close, putting children first everyday. There is tution assistance available. If you are looking for a school, i recommend taking a tour at Hilltop.



- a parent
Hilltop Country Day School is an amazing school with a well balanced program, exceptional faculty, staff and leadership. My children were well prepared for High School.



- a parent
This is why I opted not to return my child last year to the school when I learned that she was made headmaster.




- a parent
Laura McGee lacks of leadership, team player and self esteem. I am baffled why she was given responsibility of headmaster. My guess the board decided price over quality of our children s education. It s is difficult to have a serious conversation with her on an important school issue without her bringing her personal misery into the conversation which I find very unprofessional. She has jeopardized Hilltop s future. The school board needs to do a reassessment on Ms. McGee for the sake of our students, school s reputation and future. Overall, there are some outstanding teachers in the school but without leadership from the headmaster this school is spiraling downhill.

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- a parent
I have never seen 'unhappiness' or 'angry staff raising their voices at children.' Anyone who would say a thing like this obviously has an axe to grind against someone. Small classes is a wonderful thing. Social interaction is not a problem. Older children always help and interact with the younger children. the children in the classes are very close and courteous to one another. It is a wonderful place. People bring their children from as far away as Pennsylvania. This is an outstanding educational institute

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Last modified Hilltop Country Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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