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Hillside Elementary School
Closter Public Schools

Welcome to Hillside Elementary School

Welcome to the home of Hillside Elementary School. Together, the Closter schools that comprise our district provide a safe, empowering learning environment for preschool through fourth grade students in Closter, New Jersey.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our district, our school, and the excellent programs and services we offer our students. Go, Cougar Cubs!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Hillside Families,

Welcome! It is with honor that I serve as the principal of Hillside Elementary School where there is “A Concern for Each Child and a Commitment to Excellence.”

Hillside Elementary School provides a strong foundation in reading, writing, and math. In addition, our students engage in programs in STEM, hands-on science, technology, and Spanish. For the fourth year in a row, Hillside has earned the National Association of Music Merchants Foundations Award for best community for music education. I-CARE, our character education program, helps to promote a positive school climate.

We welcome your involvement in your child’s educational journey. The partnership of students, staff, and parents is a key to success.

Yours truly,

Dianne Smith

Dianne Smith