Your support during this COVID-19 Pandemic is crucial to Hillside’s continued success!

In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and with a focus on the health and well-being of our students and community, Hillside’s 2020 Summer School will be online with virtual class sessions. The Hillside School has been offering and teaching UC approved online courses for five years and feel comfortable delivering quality instruction remotely. We are still accepting new enrollments for our summer school June 15 – July 24, 2020.

Details about formats including student expectations and virtual meet times is available in the schedule below.

View 2020 Online Summer School Schedule

Please email or call 818-790-3044 if you have questions regarding summer school.

Call or email us and we will get back to you in a timely manner.

Stay safe everyone! 


Summer School Registration now open! Download forms and email to to register. Payments can be mailed in or call in with credit card information. Credit card fees are waived  during this COVID-19 situation. Please call 818-790-3044 for any questions.

Download forms:

Summer School Registration forms

Accreditation information for WASC, UC & NCAA 

Dear parents, 

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and a purely online summer school is not what we were expecting. However, we are excited about how we have organized Hillside’s summer school this year to allow for continued quality education. We are very fortunate to have five years experience teaching UC approved online courses. All of our teachers are returning Hillside summer school teachers and are dedicated to helping in an intimate and flexible setting. Our teachers are excited and confident about providing a meaningful summer school experience this year. We wish we could see them face to face, however since we cannot, we want to model resilient behavior with our students to never stop learning. 

There were many factors determining the virtual meeting requirements and times. We considered the originally scheduled time of classes, the attention span of students during a meeting, the amount of screen-time students are exposed to, the subject matter and the required time for teaching.

We ask students to use an email account that is not associated with their home school for our online courses as we have had issues with their ability to access our platforms. Gmail and i cloud emails seem to work very well. You will be notified when you can pick up textbooks during the week of June 8-12. Please note that the prior maximum of three absences policy will not be in effect. Student participation in virtual sessions will be required and any meetings missed will result in affecting participation points in the course grade. Science courses will be taught with online/virtual sessions and are qualified as lab sciences. The lab fee will be collected and used toward necessary subscriptions to meet these requirements. 

Unlike the online school that students are experiencing now, students, families and teachers are going into summer school with a plan and consistent schedule. We hope this will ease your concerns. If you have any questions or concerns we welcome you to reach out to us. 

Thank you for choosing Hillside for summer school!


Cyndi Hatcher 



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The Hillside School offers a complete, accredited and college-focused 4-year high school program, as well as a complete and accredited 3-year middle school program for students who thrive in a personalized learning environment. We serve students from all over the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. We have students from La Cañada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, Glendale, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Sunland/Tujunga, Sun Valley and more!

The Hillside School offers challenging classwork for students with motivational and educational disabilities. Our small class sizes and focused teaching techniques permit us to motivate students beyond their expectations. Students are prepared for college or employment after graduation.

The Hillside School and Learning Center utilizes four proven scholastic techniques to reach and empower students to achieve beyond their challenges. Small class sizes, one-to-one teaching, positive reinforcement and psychological services work together to help and motivate students who have disengaged from learning–whether due to psychological or educational factors. Some students may be dealing with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, processing disorders or known as twice-exceptional students. Many students have experienced special education in their school and the needs were not fully met. Some students have attended non-traditional settings such as homeschooling or independent study and are ready for a change.

The mission of The Hillside School and Learning Center is to provide an intimate environment in which students are guided by a committed faculty and staff to obtain the academic knowledge, the life skills, and the self-confidence to pursue a post-high school education, vocational education or meaningful employment to be productive and successful citizens.

The Hillside School offers full time, dual enrollment & night school options in several core subjects. All students benefit from our unique combination of small class size, commitment to individualized learning, knowledgeable faculty, advanced educational technology, and strong supportive services including counseling and tutoring. Call now to learn more about our programs. 818-790-3044