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22 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042


Hillside School

54 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ  07042

Grades: 3-5
Map and directions
Theme: Gifted and Talented

Mr. Michael Chiles, Principal

Mr. Patrick Krenn, Assistant Principal

Calendar Events

The following are upcoming events for the next 14 days. PTA events in red. See full calendar for all schools.

7:00 PM
Glenfield Winter Concert
@ Glenfield Middle School
12/23/2014 Abbreviated day
12/24/2014 District closed - Winter recess
12/26/2014 Schools closed
12/29/2014 Schools closed - Winter recess
12/31/2014 District Closed
1/1/2015 District closed - winter recess

Open: 9:20 a.m.

Close: 3:35 p.m.

Dismissal Time on Abbreviated Days: 2:10 p.m.

 Mission Statement

Hillside Elementary School is a partnership of educators, parents and the community in which we prepare children for the future by providing the knowledge and skills to achieve academic excellence, personal growth and success in a safe, positive and diverse environment. Our students are granted the direction, encouragement, and resources to maximize their potential, whether it be in the area of academics, creativity, art, music, drama or leadership.


Hillside is a continuation of Nishuane's Gifted and Talented theme. This coordinated magnet program presumes that all children have special gifts and talents, which the school has a responsibility to identify and nurture. Through "Aesthetics" courses, students discover and develop new interests and knowledge. These require no special talent, just a willingness to learn and sample new experiences and challenges. "Creative I" (CI) modules support students' interests and talents, allowing them to pursue ideas in greater depth and providing outlets for them to excel. Students are selected to participate in CIs based on recommendations and assessments. Both Aesthetics and CIs are offered in a wide range of disciplines, including foreign language, philosophy and logic, leadership, computers, and all the visual and performing arts.

Add/Drop Period 12/18-12/22

3rd Grade Choice Sheet

4th Grade Choice Sheet

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Page Updated: Feb 26, 2013

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