Hilltop students (from toddlers through eighth grade) receive daily instruction in Spanish, physical education, music and art as part of the regular curriculum. Students at the elementary level also receive regular computer and technology instruction with a focus on technology as a tool for research, presentation and publication (see the school’s technology plan under curriculum). Students in our upper elementary receive robotics, in addition to other technology.
Hilltop also offers a range of extracurricular activities outside of the regular curriculum, including the activities listed below.
List of Extracurricular activities:
The Knight School-Ages range from kindergarten through 8th grade, contact information is www.knightschool.com, David Brooks, Ph.D.
Boy Scout Troop #296-Ages range from first through eighth grade, contact is Greg McGill through the HMS office.
Soccer Shots-Ages range from three to eight years old, www.soccershots.org, Jason Kendall.
Bricks 4 Kidz-Ages range from kindergarten through fifth grade, www.bricks4kidz.com/hoover, contact is Joy Wade.
Young Rembrandts-Ages range from 3 1/2 to 12 years old, www.youngrembrandts.com
Elementary Private Art Lessons-ages range from elementary to middle school, contact is Ona Gribben.
After school percussion-Ages range from elementary to middle school, contact is Derek Kluz through the HMS office.
Private Piano & violin-Ages range from 4 to 14, contact Belinda Trott (violin), Derek Kluz (piano), Amanda Jackson (piano), Ann Giambrone (piano) through the HMS office.
The school also offers academic competitions at age appropriate levels for those students who choose to participate: spelling bee, chess competitions, geography bee, music competitions and participation in a non judged science fair, olympics field day and art/music festival.