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Portland Christian Center - Hilltop Christian School

5700 Southwest Dosch Road
Portland, OR 97239

(503) 245-3183


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

We believe young children are able...and want to learn. At Hilltop we combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment - offering far more than just child care. Through age appropriate curriculum we teach reading, writing, math, science, history, art, computer, music, physical education, and character development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our classroom size is small and we take great care to invest in the needs of our children whether that is excelling and struggling.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Hilltop PreSchool & Kindergarten we have a sincere love for children and a commitment to team with parents in the education of their children, preparing them socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. Our experienced and licensed staff work hard at designing and implementing a safe, fun. and quality learning experience in a Christian environment.

A Typical Day

All Class Schedules:
SAMPLE: Inside the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
8:20 Entry / Free Time
8:45 Morning Meeting (Calendar, Music, Sharing Bag, Bible)
9:00 Phonics / Reading Groups
9:15 Social Studies / Science / Math
9:45 Snack
10:00 Recess
10:25 Discovery Centers
11:00 P.E.
11:20 Reading Buddies / Outstanding Student
11:30 Lunch Bunch / Dismissal

Enrichment classes also available: Chinese, Spanish, Little Maestro Music Class

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide early readers, handouts, activities, open houses 2 X a year, quarterly parent-teacher meetings, Love and Logic training for children, etc.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on