Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
The DAR and Hillside School: A Noble Partnership
Since 1925, the DAR and Hillside have had a strong and mutually beneficial relationship. Hillside is very grateful for the DAR's longtime support, which has taken many forms, from scholarships to physical plant improvements to equipment for classroom enhancements. For the DAR, Hiillside helps the organization meet one of its primary goals, the promotion of education to worthy and needy young men, while providing an environment that
encourages patriotism and family values for those students.
About the DAR
The DAR is one of the most unique and important groups of its type in America. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded close to 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world. The DAR focuses on three primary areas of mission:
- Historic Preservation
Founded in 1901 by sisters Charlotte and Mary Drinkwater, Hillside School provides a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment for boys in grades 5-9. Boarding and day students at our 160-acre campus in Marlborough, MA enjoy a rich curriculum that includes a vibrant visual and performing arts program and competitive athletics. The School's unique academic and leadership program, "Shades of Blue," builds character, while holding our students accountable to our core values of Respect, Compassion, Determination, Honesty and Fun. Our 125+ students, a mixture of traditional learners and those with learning issues, come from across the USA and the globe for small classes, a personalized learning experience and a unique, tight-knit community. Learn more about Hillside's mission, culture and history!
Hillside is deeply appreciative of the DAR's substantial contributions throughout the decades of partnership. These gifts have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of graduates and enhanced the joy and experience of hundreds more. Recent gifts have included the following; the list includes a new kitchen for our Farm operation, just completed in October, 2014 - the stove is visible at left!
|Scholarship Aid||Farm Kitchen|
|Art Tables||Kiln in Art room|
|Science equipment||Athletic equipment|
|Technology equipment|| |
Wish List for Future DAR Gifts to Hillside
DAR daughters and chapter regents frequently ask how the DAR can contribute most effectively to the Hillside mission. We are grateful for their desire to direct donations to our greatest needs.
We are currently updating Hillside's Wish List for future DAR contributions. In the meantime, please contact Rich Meyer,
Director of DAR Relations, with any questions or suggestions. Thank you!
DAR - Hillside Annual Events
Join us for DAR Day
October 31 and the DAR Awards Ceremony in mid-to-late May!