"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way,
and when you lie down, and when you rise."

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Hillside Preschool & Academy

To demonstrate a positive, loving and caring environment that educates, inspires and grows happy and confident Christian children.



Hillside Preschool & Academy offers excellent education for your T5's, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade child. Our T5's and Kindergarten classes operate from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 1st - 3rd classes operate from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Current teacher recommendation needed with applications as well as most recent copy of student report card.

Awards and Certifications

  • AdvancEd SACS Accredited
  • Certified Program of Excellence by the North Georgia Conference Preschool Association
  • Certified Drug Free Workplace through the state of Georgia
  • Townelaker Reader's Choice Award every year since 2008


Our Kindergarten program operates from 9:00am - 1:00pm, Monday - Friday. Each class has an 18:2 student ratio. Students learning topics include 

  • Saxon Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Keyboarding Without Tears
  • Art
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Spanish
  • Science Lab
  • Bible Instruction

There is a strong emphasis placed on sight words and writing in our program. Our students are introduced to Accelerated Reader. Hillside Preschool and Academy spots are limited and based upon a mandatory Kindergarten screening conducted after application has been submitted.

First - Third Grade

The 1st - 3rd grade programs operate from 8:00am - 1:00pm, Monday - Friday. Each class has an 18:2 student ratio. If numbers are smaller, an assistant may be shared with classes. Students learning topics include

  • Journeys Language Arts
  • Go Math
  •  Science
  •  Social Studies
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Keyboarding Without Tears
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Bi-weekly visits to Rose Creek Library

Academy Classes enjoy curriculum to help them grow academically, physically, creatively and spiritually. All classes include

  • Bible, Music, Spanish, Art, Science Lab and P.E.
  • Students attend Chapel once a month
  • Emphasis on technology within the classroom

Hillside Preschool & Academy align with Cherokee County School District breaks, holidays and severe weather. There are additional times we are closed so be sure to check our calendar for a complete school schedule.