Hilltop is a year round program with breaks during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas-New Years, Spring break, Summer break, and Fall break. Generally, we are fully enrolled during this period. If a spot becomes available during the course of the school-year, we will go to our list of applicants in order to replace them. Applications are due by the last day of February of the intended year of enrollment.
Parents must attend an orientation. Orientations are held the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM, from November to February:
If, after the orientation, you feel like Hilltop is a good fit for your family, you can pick up an application after the tour and return it to us via US Postal Service or drop it off in person. A $50 application fee is required in order to confirm your family’s name on the waiting list. Applications fare due by the last day of February of the intended year of enrollment.
3. Enrollment Period
The enrollment period generally takes place between the months of February – April. Those families selected for enrollment in the next school year are contacted via telephone and the family can verbally accept or deny the offer within 24 hours. We do not call families on the waiting list if they are not selected for enrollment.
4. How do we choose the families?
Each new school year, Hilltop enrolls an average of 15 new children to the program. For those spots, we look to balance age, gender and the specific program that you choose (Part Time, Full Time, Extended). Additionally, as a small community-based non-profit, we are also committed to representing families from a variety of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Siblings of currently enrolled children do receive priority consideration.
Financial aid is available to qualified families through Hilltop’s own Scholarship Fund. The amount of each scholarship is determined based on the amount of funds procured during the previous year’s fundraising efforts, the school’s budget, and the individual family’s need.