Standards and expectations are the guide posts for success at Hillside School. Our boys are encouraged to embrace the school’s core values of compassion, determination, honesty, respect and fun throughout their Hillside careers and beyond. By living these values, Hillside students prepare themselves for lives of meaning and purpose
Our boys’ efforts in achieving the Hillside core values are evidenced through our Shades of Blue system. This efficient communication system monitors student progress and behavior, helps recognize areas of concern, and often prevents small issues from escalating into big ones. Shades of Blue is also essential in Hillside’s effort to keep parents informed of their son’s academic and behavior success and challenges.
Students who model and even exceed the Shades of Blue standards are recognized through our Bulldog of the Week and Bulldog of the Term awards which further emphasize the central importance of our core values. Thanks to the patience, guidance, and dedication of our caring community, all of our students have the ability to reach the highest levels of Shades of Blue and, in doing so, realize their full potential as students and individuals.
A Spirit of Generosity and Understanding
Hillside’s compassionate, nurturing environment provides the vital support each boy needs to learn and mature. Our community’s extraordinary patience guides our boys in developing a solid foundation of compassion, confidence and self-esteem throughout their lives. Through our comprehensive yet flexible structure, as well as the expertise that enables us to work with every boy at their own level of personal development, Hillside helps students to negotiate the uncertain world of early adolescence.
A Hillside boy gains the skills and reassurance to challenge himself in every aspect of his life and, in doing so, positively broadens and enriches his character and sense of identity. The resulting self-acceptance allows him to look beyond himself toward recognizing excellence in others - an essential step in becoming a well-balanced, productive and happy individual.