Our mission is to help our students become creative, caring, and competent learners, preparing their way for a successful secondary education and supporting parents' aspirations for their children.
Hillcrest Elementary School is a Title I school, educating students from pre-kindergarten through first grade. With so many little ones under our roof, every day is fun and exciting. Just take a walk through our corridors, and listen to the happy learning going on. As you do, you’ll know your child is in the right place!
Our pre-kindergarten students engage in a variety of learning experiences. Each classroom is led by a Massachusetts certified early childhood teacher, and we are happy to have teaching assistants in each classroom as well. Through participation in music, art, physical education, and library, our three- through five-year-olds gain the tools they will need to progress through kindergarten and beyond. Please visit our school district website to learn more about the GMRSD Preschool Program.
Hillcrest Kindergarten - 1st Grade
We strive to create an exciting and rigorous academic program for all of our students. We also acknowledge the importance of the arts and physical education in a well-rounded education and foster these offerings within our school curriculum. We closely align all areas of our curriculum with the Massachusetts State Frameworks and the other schools in the Gill-Montague Regional School District.
Our curriculum includes:
We at Hillcrest Elementary incorporate the practices of Responsive Classroom in everything we do throughout the school day. These guiding principles lay the foundation for our school culture: