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Second Grade Students Share Landform Knowledge

Second grade students recently completed a unit of study on landforms and invited parents and friends to an exhibition on North American landforms. Imagining themselves as scientists, each student researched a different region in North America and reported on the unique animals and their habitats, landforms, and how humans impact that area. Hilltop’s Lower School […]

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Simple Machines: Simply Amazing!

Simple machines are simply amazing!   Third grade students at Hilltop Country Day School presented a program on the six simple machines – the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, and pulley. In their makerspace class, students built large scale models of each machine to demonstrate the physical science principles behind each. In front […]

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Hilltop Hawks Soar!

Hilltop Hawks in first through eighth grade have the opportunity to test their mettle against their classmates, other area schools, and even internationally through a variety of competitive opportunities. Battle of the Books has been a staple of the Hilltop experience, and for the first time in the history of the competition, a perfect score […]

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A STEM-Sational Open House!

Calling all Bright Minds! Hilltop is excited to highlight an area of pride during its December Open House Event: our STEM curriculum. Prospective families are invited on campus Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00 am for tours, curriculum highlights and hands-on demonstrations. Live a day in the life of a Hilltop Hawk!

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Speech and Debate Course Introduced in Upper School

What happens when you put a musician, a writer, and a computer geek together?  They develop a new course of study for their students! Thanks to the widespread use of computers and cell phones, today’s students have access to easy communication and readily available information.  Messages are shortened, conversations condensed, and research questions are answered […]

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Back to School Means Back to Nature

For teachers, the words “back to school” often conjure thoughts of lessons to plan, classrooms to decorate, and meetings to attend.  But for the faculty of Hilltop Country Day School in Sparta, the start of this school year meant a day in the sunshine at Liberty Farm, the site of the largest sunflower maze on […]

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Debbie Gioello Named as Featured Artist

Art reveals my inner self. Art reveals my ideals and what I value. Art expresses a passion for life Hilltop is excited to announce Debbie Gioello as the 2019 Featured Artist. Debbie Gioello is a well-known artist with a body of work spanning etching renditions, abstract polymer paintings, and impressionistic watercolor paintings. Gioello’s work can […]

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An Evening of Discovery at Hilltop Country Day School 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Hilltop Country Day School invited area children of all ages to attend a celestial-inspired program on Thursday, August 1. The fun began with a trip to the science lab where science teacher Michael Umstead explained the secret to hunting micrometeorites: patience and a good broom! Samples […]

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Tune in to Podcasts

A frequent question parents ask teachers is how to grow their child’s reading comprehension.  Students gain a deeper understanding of books when they make connections. Ask questions when reading and allow your child to do the same. Guide them to reflect and make connections from the book to their own lives, another text they have […]

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Boosting Reading Comprehension in Middle School Students

Now that you’ve received your summer reading information, here are a few thoughts behind the selections shared by our Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Petrie. Remember to check in on the communications portal (click here for link) to see additional titles recommended in our theme of nature and the environment. These selections are being updated on a weekly […]

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