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Hilldale School

79 Florence Street
Daly City, CA 94014

(650) 756-4737


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that children learn best in an environment in which they are challenged to maximize their abilities, where individuality and diversity are treasured and nurtured, where students are actively engaged in the learning process, and where they are encouraged to act with self-discipline and to care about and respond to the needs of others and the community. We believe each child is unique, with distinct interests and abilities to be affirmed, developed and shared. With this in mind, Hilldale School is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience which addresses the whole child, preparing them for the world they face today, and will face tomorrow, as successful and contributing leaders and members of society.

“Rising to the Challenge� can have many meanings. Certainly it includes a mission to
cultivate a small and diverse community of life-long learners and leaders and to
nurture, inspire, and challenge the unique academic, personal, and social growth of
each child while instilling the values of respect, responsibility, self-discipline, and
service to our community. However, we would also include the following more specific
• To provide a comprehensive and challenging academic curriculum
with high expectations
• To encourage a sense of world citizenship and social
• To encourage an understanding of our environment and the need
for personal stewardship of our environmental resources
• To encourage positive ethical values
• To encourage critical thinking
We believe that a Hilldale “Pinnacle School� education will prepare your children for
acceptance in the best academically oriented high schools and for a lifetime of
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Pre-Kindergarten Program

The Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 Indoor extended care

8:30 – 9:00 Outdoor free play

9:00 – 9:55 Circle time and language arts activities

9:55 -10:05 Snack

10:05-11:00 Math, Science and/or Social Studies activities

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00- 1:00 Computer or Drama activities; indoor free play

1:00 – 1:30 Outdoor free play

1:30 – 3:00 Nap time

3:00 – 3:30 Outdoor play and snack

3:30 – 4:30 Art and/or Music & miscellaneous activities

4:30 – 6:00 Indoor extended care

Excerpted from the preschool's website