International Application Process

Thank you for your interest in Hillside School. It is our primary objective to make the application process as straightforward and as stress-free as possible.

The first step towards admission consideration is to fill out an online inquiry form and provide us with some basic information. You may also choose to contact our office directly at 508-485-3483 or via email, We are delighted that you are considering Hillside School for your son, and we look forward to getting to know him and your family better!

Important Dates & Deadlines

First Round Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

Applicants after the first round of deadlines will be considered based on space availability. Please contact the Admission Officer for more information.

First Round Decisions Mailed: January 16, 2020

First Round Family Decisions Due: January 30, 2020

Application Process

To apply to Hillside School, please complete all of the steps listed below. All materials may be emailed to the Admissions Office, sent by fax to 508-485-4420 or mailed to 404 Robin Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752.

For further questions about the application process, please see below, or contact us at 508-485-3483

In order for our non-English speaking students to experience the maximum immersion into our English speaking community and American culture, we only offer a 5 day or 7 day boarding program. We do not offer a day student option for non-English speaking students.

Completed Application Form

All prospective students must complete an Application for Admission, and submit the application fee. Click "Apply Online" to complete Hillside's online application and see below for application fee payment information.

Download and Print Application

Application Fee

Each applicant is required to submit a nonrefundable application fee of $100 (USD). This fee may be paid online using a credit or debit card.

Pay Application Fee Online


A complete copy of the applicants transcripts should be forwarded to the Admission Office. Please download the Transcript Release Form to submit a transcript request to your son's current school.

Math and English Recommendations *

Completed copies of both a Math and English Recommendation Form are required. For Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade applicants, these recommendations may be provided by the same teacher.

* Due to the lack of availability, teacher recommendations can be waived over the summer months.

Writing Sample

Each applicant is required to submit a graded writing sample, we do not require SAO's supplemental essays (optional).

Parent Statement

Parents must provide a statement about their son. There is no form for the Parent Statement. Please describe your son's strengths and weaknesses along with your goals for your son while attending Hillside. This information will eventually be shared with your son's academic advisor.

Standardized Testing

Hillside asks all international applicants whose primary language is not English to submit test results for the TOEFL Junior. For more information on registration, test dates and locations, please visit the TOEFL Junior website. Please note, we do not require the TOEFL Junior or Standardized Testing for Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade applicants.

On-Campus or Skype Interview

We invite each prospective student to visit Hillside for an on campus interview with a member of our Admission team. A visit to campus will include a student tour of campus, the opportunity for parents to ask the student tour guide questions, an interview for both the student and parents, and a short writing sample for the student.

Please contact the Admissions office at or (508) 485-3483 to schedule your on-campus visit.

While we encourage all applicants to visit campus in person, we recognize that this may not be possible for some of our international families. Families who cannot travel to Hillside should contact the Admission Office to schedule a Skype interview. Interviews will be at least 30 minutes long. Hillside School’s Skype address is HillsideSchool.