Hillside School exceeded my expectations in every way beginning with its lovely, rural setting, amazingly not far from Rte 495 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The boys were lovely and adorable.
Hillside boys learn how to be successful and independent. They make friends; they mature; they become responsible, kind, respectful, and confident to go out and face the world.
Hillside boys benefit from excellent study skills and tutorial support programs – lots of support combined with structure. The boys respond very well to the firm hand and caring attitude combined. Hillside provides many avenues for recognition for positive behaviors and achievements for all the boys.
Hillside teachers are highly invested in the life of the school and each student. Many faculty have been at Hillside for some time; they understand and support each boy. Boys from France and Mexico told me that Hillside has changed their lives. Boys are supported and understood at Hillside.
Hillside provides great online tracking of assignments through Schoology – allowing students, parents and teachers to keep abreast of everything together.
Sports offerings include hockey, soccer, lacrosse and basketball. Farm plays a big role in school life. Five baby goats were born the week of my visit. Hillside’s farm provides many hands-on opportunities that clearly tickle the boys and there’s a big sense of community around the farm.
Hillside is a great place for boys who need structure and support. Congratulations David Beecher Head of School!