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Hilltop To Welcome New Head of School

The Hilltop Country Day School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Kevin Folan, currently the Assistant Head of School and Executive Director of Enrollment at Hyde School in Maine, will be the next Head of School. “In Kevin, we have found an innovative, dynamic collaborative leader who motivates and inspires,” said Board Chair […]

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Make Sunscreen Part of Your Outdoor Gear

Summer is almost here! We can’t wait to be outside enjoying the beautiful warm weather! We need to protect ourselves and our children from overexposure to the sun and its harmful rays. Your best defenses against getting too much harmful UV radiation are protective clothing, shade and limited time in the sun: Hats, shirts, shorts […]

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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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3 Tips for Traveling This Summer With Kids

Over the past 12 months or so, my “tangible” skill set has grown exponentially thanks to my job search.  Writing cover letters, developing résumés, and keeping my composure in Head of School interviews has even surprised me.  But when I think about perhaps the greatest “skill” I’ve cultivated during the past year it is, without question, […]

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7 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

Summer is the perfect time to explore, relax, and try something new.  A summer camp provides a place for children to develop friendships, learn new skills and investigate unexplored areas of interest.  Summer camps support a parent’s desire for their child to get up and move.  A summer camp routine breaks up the cycle of […]

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12 Reasons to Choose An Independent (Private) School

One of my favorite educators, the late Priscilla Vail, used to talk about “the rightness of fit.” She referred to the choice of a school when you know that it is the place where your child will learn, grow, thrive and make friendships that last a lifetime. What do you look for when choosing a […]

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8 Ways to Foster a Toddler’s Love of Music

Do you want to nurture your child’s interest and excitement in music? Does you child show potential talent for music? At this age your child will learn best through exploration that’s fun. Here are a few age-appropriate ways to encourage your preschooler to get jazzed about music. Listening Listening to music of all genres stimulates […]

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11 Tips to Make the Most of Your Kid’s Spring Break

This year your spring break may be more along the lines of the staycation, but that’s OK! Here are 11 great ideas for setting aside intentional time for creating memories for the WHOLE family.: 1. Make some rules: such as, no phones and other electronic devices during activity times 2. As a family make a wish list […]

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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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First Graders Travel to Australia

The first graders at Hilltop Country Day School hosted a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition on Friday, March 17 to culminate their recent study of all things Australia.  During a Knowledge Sharing Exhibition, parents, faculty and staff and their peers are invited to experience all the students have learned about a topic.  The students sang an Aussie […]

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