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International Commmunity

Hillside enjoys the benefits of a truly international community, with student representatives from more than twelve foreign countries.

Boys from across the globe live and learn with our domestic population of boarders and day students, creating an atmosphere of diversity and cultural inclusion. Hillside students gain important lessons about valuing others’ perspectives and understanding the world we share.
Our English as a Second Language program helps international students feel at home among their English-speaking school-mates. Small, total-immersion classes focus on the major strands of language learning: reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking, and vocabulary. ESL students quickly gain fluency by living with American students and faculty. Practicing English takes place around the clock, and so does the invaluable cultural exchange. Learn more about ESL at Hillside.

At Hillside, students from different backgrounds, religious convictions, and aptitudes come together from all over the world. As educators, we help them to adapt, learn, develop, and ultimately thrive in this unique multicultural environment.

JumpStart at Hillside

JumpStart is a two-week program for first- and second-year international students that accelerates their transition into the Hillside community and helps prepare them for the year ahead.

Learn About the JumpStart Program

Benefits of Boarding

Learn about Hillside's 5 or 7 day boarding program.

Boarding at Hillside


Explore Hillside's weekends of exploration, enrichment, and fun.


Parent Perspective

Hear from our parent community about their Hillside experience!

Parent Perspective