The Hilldale School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
79 Florence St.
Daly City, CA 94014
Tel: (650)756-4737
Grades: PK-8 | 130 students
  • Hilldale School provides a challenging, comprehensive, accelerated K-8 curriculum especially appropriate for bright, motivated, children.
  • Spanish, Music, Art, P.E., and Computer are a part of our balanced curriculum beginning in Kindergarten.
  • We emphasize international knowledge and understanding, environmental awareness and responsibility, positive ethical and social values, and critical thinking.
  • Teacher-student ratio of 1:18 or under allows a high level of personal attention.
  • Optional free AM and PM extended care with specialty workshops and swimming. Great family-oriented parent community!.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 130 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade The Hilldale School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,050
Tuition Notes This tuition includes before and after school care, 7:30 - 6:00, homework supervision, and most workshops (except for Pre-K--$925 per month 8:40 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. plus additional charge for morning and afternoon care).
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathi Sittner
Admissions Associate Sasha Clayton

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports SwimmingSwimming

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animal Care, Art Club, Basketball, Bricks4Kidz, Chess Club, Circus Arts, Cooking, Drama Club, Drumming/ Cuban Percussian, Enrichment Fridays, Gardening, Gymnastics, Hiking, Hip Hop Dance, Improv, Jr. Science Engineers, Music, Song, and Sounds, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Photography, Robotics, Running, Russian, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Soccer, Swimming, Yearbook Club Animal Care, Art Club, Basketball, Bricks4Kidz, Chess Club, Circus Arts, Cooking, Drama Club, Gardening, Gymnastics, Hiking, Hip Hop Dance, Improv, Photography, Robotics, Running, Russian, Soccer, Swimming, Yearbook Club, Drumming/ Cuban Percussian,
Enrichment Fridays,
Jr. Science Engineers,
Music, Song, and Sounds,
Musical Theatre Ensemble,
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math),

School Notes

  • Hilldale's Pre-Kindergarten emphasizes childhood literacy skills, math, science, social studies, art, music, and movement in order to prepare students for success in their educational life and beyond. Perfect for bright and gifted children who are ready to learn and have fun in a group setting! Our affiliated preschool, Early Learning Academy in Daly City, provides an excellent academic and social start for children ages 2-5.
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School Reviews

5  4/14/2016
We currently send both of our boys to Hilldale and we love the school. Academically, the school is fantastic! The students learn a grade ahead (1st grade Hilldale students actually learn material taught in 2nd grade in public schools, etc). The school also has the ability to move students around to differentiate learning for students who benefit from moving up or down a level. The focus on social and emotional learning is a fantastic compliment to the academic rigor. The students have a friendship assembly every Wednesday where teachers and administration teach the children how to be better people through stories, skits, and exercises. There is also a virtue of the week as well as a kindness challenge each week that allows the students to focus on a specific element of citizenship for that week. I have been able to spend a lot of time around the students through volunteer activities and the older students genuinely treat each other with kindness and respect. They're not "normal" kids who bully or tease each other. It is very refreshing to know our boys could grow up to be kind like them. The school has an excellent community of families. Many of the parents spend time together in the morning at the weekly parent coffee gatherings or as observers to the school assemblies. We also have quite a few opportunities for play dates outside of school. Don't let the old facilities scare you away; there are big plans for renovations over the coming years. Beneath the surface, Hilldale is an amazing place, and the quality of education, both academic and interpersonal is definitely worth the reasonable tuition price.
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