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We are delighted that you are interested in exploring an education at Hilltop Country Day School for your child.

Admissions Checklist

1.  Join us for a Tour

We look forward to getting to know your child. Tour Hilltop to view our sunny learning spaces and innovative learning labs. During your visit, we will briefly assess your child’s readiness for their desired grade level. 

2.  Complete Admission for Application Online 

You may click here to complete the admission application online or download and print a pdf of our admission application to email or mail. Families who indicate they wish to apply for financial aid will need to complete a parent financial profile. Hilltop awards need-based tuition assistance that does not need to be repaid and is based on each family’s unique financial situation.

3.  Complete Consent form for Records Release

Please print, sign and return this form to Hilltop at to allow your child’s current school to share your child’s academic records.

4.  Complete Application Fee Payment of $100

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is due at the time of application, admission decisions will not be made until payment is received.


Notes for Applicants in the Early Childhood Division

(Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten)

Students entering preschool should be 2.5 years old and fully toilet trained and those entering prekindergarten should be 4 years old by October 1 of their entry year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hilltop Country Day School offers a lunch program in partnership with Villa Capri II in Sparta. Lunch options include soup, salads, along with hot and cold sandwiches. You may add sides of carrot sticks, apple slices, cookies or bottled water for an additional fee. Students are welcome to bring bagged lunches from home, reusable utensils and water bottles are strongly encouraged.

To place a lunch order visit the Parent Portal:

Transportation to Hilltop or aid in lieu may be available through your home district. Please visit our transportation page for more information.

Hilltop Country Day School accepts applications for all grades on a rolling basis. Admissions decision notifications are typically made within 10 days of receipt of a completed application, including all supporting documentation. 

The average student-teacher ratio is 10:1.

Yes, this is a dress code at Hilltop Country Day School. Students in grades 1-8 are required to wear uniforms that can be purchased through Lands End. A variety of styles and colors are available to students. | Preferred School Number: 900140989

No, Hilltop students come from throughout northern NJ, as well as eastern PA and southern NY.