EMPOWERING 21ST CENTURY THINKERS
IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT

Instruct, Inspire, Innovate


Hilltop Country Day School Summer Camp
Early Childhood Division<br />(PS-K)

Early Childhood Division
(PS-K)

This program lays the foundation for a successful educational future through a safe, creative, multi-sensory environment where our students succeed and grow.

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Lower School<br />(1-4)

Lower School
(1-4)

Our program is academically dynamic and challenging while highlighting real world applications and connections for our students.

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Upper School<br />(5-8)

Upper School
(5-8)

This program fosters independence and creativity among our students who continue to develop real world problem solving skills through collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership.

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Why Hilltop?

Hilltop offers a dynamic and academically challenging curriculum in a family-centered and nurturing environment. Hilltop Country Day School incorporates 21st century skills within the curriculum to provide students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in today’s world.

Integrated Technology

Integrated Technology

Hilltop is an innovator in technology integration. Not only is technology used in the classroom, but students are taught practical applications for technology in today’s world.

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Dynamic Curriculum

Dynamic Curriculum

Hilltop’s curriculum is dynamic, flexible and responsive to the needs of its students. Our experienced faculty is committed to designing curricula that are challenging, innovative, interesting and that directly address the needs of our students.

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Secondary School Placement

Secondary School Placement

Our approach to a well-rounded educational environment provides our graduates with the opportunity for acceptance and success at many of the top day schools and boarding schools in the Northeast and later some of the most respected national and international universities and liberal arts colleges.

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News and Events:

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    Camp Apogee Open House May 22
    Camp Apogee Open House May 22Please join us on May 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Lake Mohawk Pool to learn more about this exciting new summer camp! Camp Apogee is a unique summer camp program offering a blend of S.T.E.A.M. enrichment activities and traditional camp offerings all in one day.  Hilltop’s S.T.E.A.M. Camp, in collaboration with the Lake Mohawk Pool, represents a totally new approach to a summer day camp in Sussex County.  Campers will tinker, discover, and investigate integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math challenges each morning at Hilltop, and then spend the afternoon swimming, and playing a variety of outdoor sports and games at the Lake Mohawk Pool. 

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    Join Us For a Walk-in Wednesday This May!
    Join Us For a Walk-in Wednesday This May!Join us on Walk-in Wednesdays for a personal tour and information about our academic program. Tours are available every Wednesday in May between 9:30 - 11 a.m. Learn more and sign up here.

  • 27 Apr Read
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    BLOG: The 7 Things Worrying Your Soon-to-Be-Middle Schooler and What We’re Doing About It
    BLOG: The 7 Things Worrying Your Soon-to-Be-Middle Schooler and What We’re Doing About ItStarting middle school, whether you are a new or returning student, doesn't have to be a nightmare. Check out Mr. Gordon's take on the transition to Upper School. ‪

  • 26 Apr Read
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    Hilltop Names Local Andover Student as March Student of the Month
    Hilltop Names Local Andover Student as March Student of the MonthHilltop Country Day School recently named Abigail Morris ’16, of Andover, as Student of the Month for March. 

  • 19 Apr Read
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    BLOG: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Keep Your Child’s Binder Organized
    BLOG: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Keep Your Child’s Binder OrganizedWith just a few minor adjustments and a commitment to a maintenance plan, your student’s binder can go from the bane of your existence to the key to their academic success with three easy steps.

  • 18 Apr Read
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    Hilltop Students Go Down Under for Australia Exhibition
    Hilltop Students Go Down Under for Australia ExhibitionThe first graders at Hilltop Country Day School recently gave their families and friends a taste of the land down under at an innovative Australia exhibition.

  • 13 Apr Read
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    Hilltop Student Council Goes Golden with National Excellence Award
    Hilltop Student Council Goes Golden with National Excellence Award

    The Hilltop Country Day School Student Council recently attained national recognition after receiving the esteemed 2016 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

  • 5 Apr Read
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    Fighting the Monster in Our Head: An Overview of Concussion Management
    Fighting the Monster in Our Head: An Overview of Concussion ManagementAre you worried about concussions? Come hear from a leading expert about the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of concussions. 

  • 28 Mar Read
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    HILLTOP STUDENTS ENJOY INAUGURAL EXPLORATION WEEK
    HILLTOP STUDENTS ENJOY INAUGURAL EXPLORATION WEEK

    Students in Grades 5-7 participated in Hilltop’s inaugural Exploration Week from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Students explored a wide variety of topics and participated in exciting projects and activities to support their learning. 

  • 28 Mar Read
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    HILLTOP EIGHTH GRADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR CAPSTONE TRIP
    HILLTOP EIGHTH GRADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR CAPSTONE TRIPHilltop Country Day School eighth graders traveled to our nation’s capital the week of March 14 for a capstone experience.

  • 23 Mar Read
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    Hilltop Names Local Spartan as February Student of the Month
    Hilltop Names Local Spartan as February Student of the MonthHilltop Country Day School has named Isabella Turndorf ’16, of Sparta, as Student of the Month for February.

  • 8 Mar Read
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    HILLTOP HOSTS FIRST EVER S.T.E.A.M. EXPO
    HILLTOP HOSTS FIRST EVER S.T.E.A.M. EXPOStudents of all ages learned how to create homemade flashlights, build holograms, paint with pendulums and even write and decode secret messages at the inaugural Hilltop Country Day School S.T.E.A.M. Expo on March 4. 

  • 7 Mar Read
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    SPARTA COUNCILMAN READS TO HILLTOP STUDENTS
    SPARTA COUNCILMAN READS TO HILLTOP STUDENTS

    Sparta Township Councilman Gilbert Gibbs delivered an animated reading of Dr. Seuss’  "Cat in the Hat" on Wednesday, March 2 to Hilltop’s preschool and prekindergarten students to commemorate what would have been the 112th birthday of the famed children’s author. This is Councilman Gibbs’ fifth year reading to Hilltop students.

  • 26 Feb Read
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    HILLTOP NAMES JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
    HILLTOP NAMES JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH

    Hilltop Country Day School is pleased to announce that Richard Cort ’18 was chosen by the faculty and staff of Hilltop Country Day School to be Student of the Month for January.

  • 22 Feb Read
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    HILLTOP PARTNERS WITH LAKE MOHAWK POOL FOR NEW SUMMER CAMP
    HILLTOP PARTNERS WITH LAKE MOHAWK POOL FOR NEW SUMMER CAMPHilltop Country Day School is excited to announce two new summer S.T.E.A.M. Day Camps, one in partnership with Lake Mohawk Pool.

  • 12 Feb Read
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    Eighth Grader Wins Geography Bee
    Eighth Grader Wins Geography BeeAaron Gibson ’16 of Columbia won the annual Hilltop Country Day School competition of the National Geographic Bee for the second consecutive year and now has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  

  • 8 Feb Read
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    Hilltop Students Write Valentines for Veterans
    Hilltop Students Write Valentines for Veterans

    Hilltop Country Day School students participated once again in the Valentine’s for Vets program initiated by Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen.  

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    Hilltop Launches Hawk Mascot
    Hilltop Launches Hawk Mascot

    Hilltop Country Day School is proud to announce the launch of the school’s first ever mascot: the hawk!

  • 29 Jan Read
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    Hilltop Announces Groundbreaking New Tuition Structure
    Hilltop Announces Groundbreaking New Tuition Structure

    Hilltop Country Day School, Sussex County’s only independent private school, is proud to announce Variable Tuition. Tuition at Hilltop will no longer be one-size-fits all. It will be a range.

  • 25 Jan Read
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    Hilltop Artist Chosen For NJPAC Art Show
    Hilltop Artist Chosen For NJPAC Art Show

    Eighth Grader Audrey Sacks of Lafayette was one of 30 kindergarten through grade 8 students to have artwork chosen for the Art Educators of New Jersey Late Winter Exhibit on display now at NJPAC in Newark.

  • 22 Jan Read
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    Hilltop Names November and December Students of the Month
    Hilltop Names November and December Students of the Month

    Hilltop Country Day School announced that Kathryn Rizzo '19 and William Masone ’19 were chosen by the faculty and staff of Hilltop Country Day School to be Students of the Month for November and December respectively.

  • 19 Jan Read
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    Hilltop Announces Tuition Discount For Children Of Police, Fire, Military
    Hilltop Announces Tuition Discount For Children Of Police, Fire, Military

    Hilltop Country Day School is pleased to announce the creation of a Civil Servants Scholarship fund to offer significantly reduced tuition to children of area civil servants. The scholarship is intended to make a quality private school education at Sussex County’s only independent school educating students in Preschool through Grade 8 more affordable for children of police officers, fire fighters, active duty military personnel , veterans, and city, county, and state government employees.

  • 4 Jan Read
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    Hilltop School of Business Launches First Product
    Hilltop School of Business Launches First Product

    It’s never too early to learn how to be an entrepreneur. Middle school students at Hilltop Country Day School are doing just that this holiday season with the launch of their first product: Frosty Grams.

  • 16 Dec Read
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    Hilltop Adds New MakerBot 3D Printer to Design Lab
    Hilltop Adds New MakerBot 3D Printer to Design Lab

    Hilltop’s Makerspace design lab just received a new addition: a MakerBot 3D printer. A 3D printer enables students to manufacture three-dimensional prototypes of their creations during Makerspace classes and from activities occurring throughout the curriculum at Sussex County’s only independent school.

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