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Hilldale School serves families in the San Francisco, Daly City, and Northern Peninsula areas. We welcome families who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and who desire a challenging academic environment for bright and gifted children, where students may excel from individualized attention and positive affirmation that only a small school can provide.
Due to the COVID pandemic, Hilldale has been offering remote instruction for all students in K - 8th grades. While we all look forward to being together again as soon as possible, health and safety must always come first. Having had a very successful remote learning experience in the Spring of 2020, we feel confident that we can continue to provide an excellent academic and developmentally nurturing experience. 
To promote equity, we offer onsite access to our remote learning in supervised, multi-grade cohorts for parents who are essential workers and those for whom in home supervision is not available, as well as for students who need the more structured environment that being in the physical school building can provide. Teaching remotely, all teachers  use a multitude of tools to instruct children, providing whole class, small group, interactive, and fun learning opportunities. We continue to host all school events, such as the Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Winter Festival, and more using online platforms. 
Incoming Kindergarteners have had an especially difficult task starting school online as they do not have a framework upon which to lean. We have been working tirelessly to ensure that all of our youngest learners experience the joy of learning, how to practice patience and structure, the pleasure of making new friends in addition to all of the rich academic knowledge that is within their grasp. 
Those families who are looking for the best remote learning experience, one that curates a deep knowledge of each child and a commitment to academic excellence, please reach out to us! We are committed to our families, and we hope to count you as one of us!
Interested families are encouraged to take a virtual tour with our Admissions Director, Mr. Keith Willson. Please contact him at admissions@hilldaleschool.org. You are also welcome to zoom into a class to experience the richness of our program first hand. 
For the 2020-21 school year, we are currently accepting applications for the following classes for which have space for children to come to campus as soon as we can safely re-open: 
  • Kindergarten
  • First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fifth Grade
For the 2020-21 school year, we are currently accepting applications for the following classes for remote instruction only for the current school year as our on-site classes are full:
  • Fourth Grade
  • Sixth Grade
If you would like more information, please complete this online informational form (linked here)
2020-2021 School Year Prospective Parent Tours:
Please complete this informational form when you sign up for a tour to help us prepare for your tour.
Please call the office with questions:  650-756-4737 or email Keith Willson, Admissions Director, at admissions@hilldaleschool.org
updated 07/20