About Hilltop CDS

History and Mission

Founded in 1972, Hilltop Country Day School is a distinguished independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school in Sparta, Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Our institution, from preschool to eighth grade, is dedicated to fostering a vibrant educational environment.

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Early Childhood Division:

Catering to preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.

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Lower School:

Comprising grades 1-4.

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Upper School:

Serving students in grades 5-8.

Leadership:

All students have a comprehensive curriculum covering Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, History, Physical Education, and Computer Technology classes to enrich their learning experience. A robust World Language program offers Mandarin or Spanish options from preschool onward.

Academic Overview:

All students have a comprehensive curriculum covering Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, History, Physical Education, and Computer Technology classes to enrich their learning experience. A robust World Language program offers Mandarin or Spanish options from preschool onward.

High School Placement:

Our graduates have been successfully accepted into competitive local high schools, including Blair Academy, Newark Academy, Peddie School, and public high schools with honors classes. Our students hold numerous awards.

Extended Day and Enrichment Programs:

The Extended Day program provides supervised homework help, while our Enrichment Programs offer diverse activities such as chess club, karate instruction, a robotics program, and Kiddie Soccer.

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Summer Programs:

Experience Camp Apogee, our engaging summer camp blending S.T.E.A.M. enrichment with traditional summer fun and swimming at The Lake Mohawk Pool. Open to children ages 5 to 13, including non-Hilltop students.

Accreditation and Memberships:

Hilltop Country Day School is proud to be an accredited member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Join us on our journey of academic excellence, holistic development, and a commitment to nurturing lifelong learners at Hilltop Country Day School.