Hillside Preschool & Academy
To demonstrate a positive, loving and caring environment that educates, inspires and grows happy and confident Christian children.
Our preschool program (age 6 weeks –T5) is a theme based, child centered program in which the teacher structures the environment to incorporate activities that allow the child to explore and learn through self-directed, hands on learning while at the same time exposing children to routines such as “circle time.” We provide developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences that educate the whole child, spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. This is accomplished through small and large group activities, learning centers, outdoor play, and numerous other activities. Our instruction is faith based and built on love of learning and childhood development best practices.
Our Academy teachers have many resources which they utilize to create an academy program that meets the individual needs of the students in their classes. Some resources available to them are Saxon Phonics, Go Math, Accelerated Reader, Handwriting Without Tears, Keyboarding Without Tears, Journeys Reading and Language Arts Program, and Science and Social Studies Resources as well.
Our students receive additional specialized instruction in weekly classes that include:
- Weekly Bible Classes (beginning in the 2’s and up)
- Weekly P.E. Instruction (beginning in the 2’s and up)
- Weekly Music Instruction (beginning in the 2’s and up)
- Weekly Spanish Instruction (beginning in the 4’s and up)
- Weekly Art Instruction (beginning Kindergarten and up)
- Weekly Science Lab (beginning in Kindergarten and up)
Additionally, all of our classes attend chapel once a month.