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Hillcrest Day School

6275 Hillcrest Road
Frisco, TX 75035

(972) 335-7171


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

"All Day Schools, Inc. facilities believe that children learn by hands on experiences. We provide centers for children where they can learn through play and exploration, but in a well defined area. Through careful planning and proper arrangement of centers, they are able to explore, create, experiment, and manipulate their environment to better understand the world around them." -- Excerpted from school website

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

"Teachers are given freedom to teach the curriculum in their own ways." -- Excerpted from school website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Hillcrest Day School is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where parents and staff work together to help each child take the next step in his/her life with Success!"

-- Excerpted from school website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school