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Kindergarten Flag Flies Over Antartica

The Kindergarten Penguin flag was flown over the remote field station Cape Royds located on Ross Island, Antarctica on January 15, 2018! The field station is devoted to working with the Adelie Penguins who come to Ross Island every year to raise their chicks. They need ice-free land with small rocks to build their nests […]

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Middle School Sweeps DAR History Essay Contest

Nine Hilltop middle school students have swept the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. This year’s topic was remembering World War I as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Students were asked to imagine living in 1918 and detail where they are living and how […]

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Former Students Reunite on Alumni Day

Eighteen Hilltop graduates returned to the school on Friday, December 22 for the annual Alumni Day. Students at Blair Academy, Morristown Beard, The Academy at Saint Elizabeth, Sparta High School, Veritas Christian Academy, The College of New Jersey, Drew University, and Flagler College all returned to visit their former teachers and classmates.  The graduates also […]

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Two Fifth Graders to Represent Hilltop at JWCS Spelling Bee

Fifth graders Benjamin Janiszewski and William Antunes, both of Sparta, will represent Hilltop at the annual Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta Spelling Bee on Saturday, January 20, 2018.   The students competed against their classmates for several days in oral competition and a written test to determine who the school’s two representatives would be. Hilltop sends representatives to the JWCS […]

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Year in Review: 2017 Brings Change To Hilltop

2017 was another great year at Hilltop! Check out this review of the year’s best news and notes: Hilltop Welcomes Students from China Hilltop To Welcome New Head of School Student Art Chosen for Show at NJPAC Hilltop Celebrates 36th Commencement Hilltop Honored for 50 Years by Sparta Township Council Basketball Team Plays First Game […]

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The Case for a Quality Preschool

As a mom of a preschool-aged child and an independent school administrator, I see the value in a quality early childhood education for all children. And now, studies are revealing the outcomes of a quality preschool program, and the data is undeniable.  In this article by The New York Times, researchers began tracking children in 2006 […]

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Gifts for the Budding Artist

Have a budding artist on your hands? Here are several great gift ideas for students with that artistic flair: For the S.T.E.A.M. artist,  a 3D-Doodler pen builds imagination and hand-eye coordination.  For a middle school student, a calligraphy pen set is a unique gift idea. Elementary school students tend to enjoy kits that will introduce them […]

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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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Looking for a Chromebook this Holiday?

Looking to give the gift of connectivity this holiday season? Our Director of Technology Regina Cherill has two great Chromebook options for you to consider gifting:   This Samsung is a great entry-level laptop. It’s nearly identical to what we’re using at school: super sturdy, decent graphics and it is maintenance free. All the updates […]

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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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