Hillside seeks students who are looking for a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment.
Excellent programs for students with minor learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD. Hillside is situated on 150 acres in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Marlborough is located just 35 miles West of Boston.
The Farm at Hillside is utilized by students on a daily basis. Students also participate in Farm Immersion twice a year and have the opportunity to work at the Farm every afternoon for their activity.
Tutorials are available for students who need remediation and a foundation of skills in Language Arts, Math, Organization, Social Skills and Foundations of Language.
Hillside offers English as a Second Language for international students and Business English for advanced English Language Learners.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 4-9
  • Enrollment: 156 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hillside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-9
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based and Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1901
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
156 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Hillside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Dress shirt and tie, Khaki pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day - $36,300 5 Day - $54,200 7 Day - $63,300 7 Day International - $68,300
% on Financial Aid
32%
Admissions Director
Sean Hayes
Admissions Associate
Endowment Size
$5 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking, Eco-Team, iLab, Rocketry, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Adventure, Ping-Pong

School Notes

  • Hillside School provides a structured, supportive, and challenging academic environment for boys in grades 5-9. Boarding and day students enjoy a rich curriculum that includes a vibrant visual and performing arts program and competitive athletics. Our unique academic and leadership program, "Shades of Blue," builds character, while holding our students accountable to our core values. The Academic program is supplemented with small group tutorials offered in language arts, math, organization, and social skills for those students needing extra support. Our community is our hallmark; we welcome you to come see for yourself. Please visit www.hillsideschool.net for more, and to schedule a visit today.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hillside School cost?

Hillside School's tuition is approximately $65,800 for private students.

Does Hillside School offer a summer program?

Yes, Hillside School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Hillside School offer?

Hillside School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis and Track and Field.

What is Hillside School's ranking?

Hillside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Hillside School?

The application deadline for Hillside School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 4-9
  • Enrollment: 156 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,800
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $28,110 for elementary schools and $43,718 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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