EMPOWERING 21ST CENTURY THINKERS
IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT
Instruct, Inspire, Innovate
Hilltop offers a dynamic and academically challenging curriculum in a family-centered and nurturing environment. Hilltop Country Day School incorporates 21st century skills within the curriculum to provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in today’s world.
Hilltop Country Day School Celebrates 35th Commencement
It was a momentous occasion for the Hilltop Class of 2016 on Friday, June 10 as they became the 35th eighth grade class to graduate and become Hilltop alumni.
Hilltop Parents Partner with Sparta Business to Show Faculty Appreciation
The Hilltop Parents Association (HPA) recently joined forces with a local Sparta boutique to throw a party to remember for all 31 Hilltop faculty and staff members.
Hilltop Rocks the School with "School House Rock!"
The Hilltop Country Day School students recently rocked the school when they performed "School House Rock!" for Hilltop’s annual play performance.
Business Ventures Help Send Hilltop Students to Wall Street
When the business and history in film elective students at Hilltop wanted to get real-world experience, they knew Wall Street in New York City would be the place to go.
Award-Winning Author Visits Hilltop Country Day School
To create their best stories yet with award-winning author Alan St. Jean, the Hilltop students needed only two things: a pencil and a positive attitude.
Hilltop Students Get Presidential
The second graders at Hilltop Country Day School recently educated their families and peers about some of the country’s greatest leaders in a multi-faceted U.S. presidential exhibition.
Local Oak Ridge Students to Lead Award-Winning Hilltop Student Council
Two Hilltop students from Oak Ridge have recently been elected to lead the award-winning Hilltop Student Council to another successful year in 2016-2017.
Crowds Come Out for 17th Annual Hilltop Science Night
More than 100 people recently filled the Hilltop Country Day School foyer and gym for the school’s 17th Annual Science Night.
BLOG: The 7 Things Worrying Your Soon-to-Be-Middle Schooler and What We’re Doing About It
Starting middle school, whether you are a new or returning student, doesn't have to be a nightmare. Check out Mr. Gordon's take on the transition to Upper School.
Hilltop Names Local Andover Student as March Student of the Month
Hilltop Country Day School recently named Abigail Morris ’16, of Andover, as Student of the Month for March.
BLOG: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Keep Your Child’s Binder Organized
With just a few minor adjustments and a commitment to a maintenance plan, your student’s binder can go from the bane of your existence to the key to their academic success with three easy steps.
Hilltop Students Go Down Under for Australia Exhibition
The first graders at Hilltop Country Day School recently gave their families and friends a taste of the land down under at an innovative Australia exhibition.
Hilltop Student Council Goes Golden with National Excellence Award
The Hilltop Country Day School Student Council recently attained national recognition after receiving the esteemed 2016 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).
Fighting the Monster in Our Head: An Overview of Concussion Management
Are you worried about concussions? Come hear from a leading expert about the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of concussions.
HILLTOP STUDENTS ENJOY INAUGURAL EXPLORATION WEEK
Students in Grades 5-7 participated in Hilltop’s inaugural Exploration Week from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Students explored a wide variety of topics and participated in exciting projects and activities to support their learning.
HILLTOP EIGHTH GRADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR CAPSTONE TRIP
Hilltop Country Day School eighth graders traveled to our nation’s capital the week of March 14 for a capstone experience.
Hilltop Names Local Spartan as February Student of the Month
Hilltop Country Day School has named Isabella Turndorf ’16, of Sparta, as Student of the Month for February.
HILLTOP HOSTS FIRST EVER S.T.E.A.M. EXPO
Students of all ages learned how to create homemade flashlights, build holograms, paint with pendulums and even write and decode secret messages at the inaugural Hilltop Country Day School S.T.E.A.M. Expo on March 4.
SPARTA COUNCILMAN READS TO HILLTOP STUDENTS
Sparta Township Councilman Gilbert Gibbs delivered an animated reading of Dr. Seuss’ "Cat in the Hat" on Wednesday, March 2 to Hilltop’s preschool and prekindergarten students to commemorate what would have been the 112th birthday of the famed children’s author. This is Councilman Gibbs’ fifth year reading to Hilltop students.
HILLTOP NAMES JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Hilltop Country Day School is pleased to announce that Richard Cort ’18 was chosen by the faculty and staff of Hilltop Country Day School to be Student of the Month for January.
HILLTOP PARTNERS WITH LAKE MOHAWK POOL FOR NEW SUMMER CAMP
Hilltop Country Day School is excited to announce two new summer S.T.E.A.M. Day Camps, one in partnership with Lake Mohawk Pool.
Eighth Grader Wins Geography Bee
Aaron Gibson ’16 of Columbia won the annual Hilltop Country Day School competition of the National Geographic Bee for the second consecutive year and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.
Hilltop Students Write Valentines for Veterans
Hilltop Country Day School students participated once again in the Valentine’s for Vets program initiated by Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen.
Hilltop Launches Hawk Mascot
Hilltop Country Day School is proud to announce the launch of the school’s first ever mascot: the hawk!
Hilltop Announces Groundbreaking New Tuition Structure
Hilltop Country Day School, Sussex County’s only independent private school, is proud to announce Variable Tuition. Tuition at Hilltop will no longer be one-size-fits all. It will be a range.
Hilltop Artist Chosen For NJPAC Art Show
Eighth Grader Audrey Sacks of Lafayette was one of 30 kindergarten through grade 8 students to have artwork chosen for the Art Educators of New Jersey Late Winter Exhibit on display now at NJPAC in Newark.
Hilltop Names November and December Students of the Month
Hilltop Country Day School announced that Kathryn Rizzo '19 and William Masone ’19 were chosen by the faculty and staff of Hilltop Country Day School to be Students of the Month for November and December respectively.
Hilltop Announces Tuition Discount For Children Of Police, Fire, Military
Hilltop Country Day School is pleased to announce the creation of a Civil Servants Scholarship fund to offer significantly reduced tuition to children of area civil servants. The scholarship is intended to make a quality private school education at Sussex County’s only independent school educating students in Preschool through Grade 8 more affordable for children of police officers, fire fighters, active duty military personnel , veterans, and city, county, and state government employees.
Hilltop School of Business Launches First Product
It’s never too early to learn how to be an entrepreneur. Middle school students at Hilltop Country Day School are doing just that this holiday season with the launch of their first product: Frosty Grams.
Hilltop Adds New MakerBot 3D Printer to Design Lab
Hilltop’s Makerspace design lab just received a new addition: a MakerBot 3D printer. A 3D printer enables students to manufacture three-dimensional prototypes of their creations during Makerspace classes and from activities occurring throughout the curriculum at Sussex County’s only independent school.