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Hilltop Basketball Team Plays First Game in School History

The Hilltop Hawks made school history on Thursday, December 7 as they took the court against Northwest Christian School in Newton, Hilltop’s first interscholastic game in the school’s 50-year existence. Though small in stature, the Hilltop Hawks showed tremendous tenacity and determination matching up against a more experienced squad from NCS. Varsity starters William Masone ’19, David […]

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Hilltop Announces New Fundraiser Featuring The Nerds

Hilltop Country Day School is excited to announce an evening of fun at Mohawk House featuring legendary cover band, The Nerds. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Invitation with event details will be coming soon. Bring your friends and neighbors to share in the fun! Find more info at www.hilltopcds.org/nerds. 

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Hilltop Welcomes Children’s Author Alan St Jean

The joy and excitement of writing filled Hilltop during author Alan St Jean’s three-day visit recently. A student and faculty favorite, he presented two assemblies, signed books, and led writing workshops for kindergarten to eighth grade students as part of his Writing Olympics program during his fifth biannual visit to Hilltop. This author in residence program […]

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Students Beautify Ryker Lake

Students, parents and faculty and staff at Hilltop Country Day School spent part of a recent Saturday morning picking up litter at Ryker Lake in Sparta. This project, led by the school’s fourth graders, is part of a larger school wide initiative to do one off-campus community service project a month. “I hope to teach […]

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Kindergarteners Conclude: Cats Rule, Dogs Drool

Kindergarten students have taken up a challenge to publish a “Graph of the Week” designed to inform the entire school population of their observations in topics ranging from favorite foods to pets.  They roamed through the school armed with clipboards (and charm) introducing themselves then notifying teachers that they were gathering data to create graphs. […]

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Hilltop Honored for 50 Years By Sparta Town Council

Hilltop Country Day School was honored on September 12 by the Sparta Township Council with a proclamation recognizing the independent school’s 50 year history in Sparta. The proclamation states that Hilltop has “fulfilled its mission by providing small class sizes with personalized attention and a flexible curriculum by the administrators, faculty members and staff.” Head […]

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Hilltop Launches New Summer Reading Program

Hilltop Country Day School unveiled a new summer reading curriculum to its students this year. Instead of reading two assigned books and doing a book report, every student in the school, from preschoolers to eighth graders, will be reading books on a shared theme: Friendship and Tolerance. “The theme we have selected is timely and […]

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Hilltop Country Day School Celebrates 36th Commencement

It was a momentous occasion for the Hilltop Class of 2017 on Friday, June 9 as they became the 36th eighth grade class to graduate and become Hilltop alumni. More than 100 people gathered on the campus to cheer and celebrate as the Class of 2017 received their diplomas and set forth to begin a […]

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Hilltop Holds Lower School Closing Ceremony

Whether first year students or Hilltop lifers, the positive impact of a Hilltop Country Day School education was clear during speeches by the graduating fourth graders at the Lower School Closing Ceremony on June 8.   Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends gathered on the campus to cheer and celebrate as the Class of 2021 officially […]

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Kindergartners Explore World of Dinosaurs

On March 17 the kindergartners transformed into junior paleontologists to host a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition about dinosaurs.  Parents, faculty, and peers were invited to ask the paleontologist questions about dinosaurs they had discovered, explore dinosaur fossils made by the students, and play an interactive game designed by the class to discover which teeth belonged to […]

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