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Upper School Students Reflect on 2020

In the Sunday, December 27th edition of The New York Times for Kids, editor Amber Williams highlighted healthy ways for younger readers to process everything that happened in 2020. One part, titled “My Very Strange Year”, featured a recap that touched on everything from the pandemic’s effect on schools to the emergence of Baby Yoda […]

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Hilltop’s Revolutionary Writers

In November, our middle school students participated in the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History essay contest.  Under the direction of our Upper School English teacher, Ms. Sarah Weeks, students tackled this year’s topic: the Boston Massacre. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered a pivotal event […]

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A Virtual Showpiece: Hilltop’s Annual Holiday Concert

The month of November, with its shorter days and colder nights, ushers in the first of the festive stirrings that are the hallmark of the holiday season. Suitably, that’s when music teacher Mr. Daniel Timmermans began working with students from kindergarten through eighth grade in preparation for the first-ever virtual holiday concert.    Lower school […]

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Student Work Selected for Publication in National Anthology

Congratulations to our Upper School students whose short stories were selected for publication in the Young Writers Crazy Creatures Anthology. Pictured with their teacher, Mrs. Laura Petrie are the newly published authors: Graham Iussig ’22, Gianna Terranova ’22, James Brugna ’22, and Sophie Schaeffner ’22.  

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Grandparents Day Celebrated Virtually

Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a cherished Hilltop experience. Special guests join us for songs, presentations and classroom visits. This year with school closed for Covid-19, Early Childhood students celebrated virtually with our extended Hilltop Hawk community! Scroll down to see videos from each of the classrooms in our early childhood division. Hello from […]

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Remote Learning

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BS-JdufAFWiC0YLhXxVwA7xEFgY6vaI-/view?usp=sharing Hilltop Country Day School has moved to remote learning like many schools in the country and is providing a blend of live and independent learning opportunities in a move that sets the school apart from others in the area. “Our teachers are online live twice a day with their grade levels not only to […]

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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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