Our Programs

Our Programs

The Hillside School offers full-time, part-time, and single-class options as well as tutoring and educational therapy. Classes may be taught in person, online, or in a hybrid format.


Our day school serves students in grades 6-12, offering a unique learning environment. Small class size and dedicated teachers combine to individualize and maximize each student’s opportunities for success. We are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, our courses are University of California and NCAA approved. This qualifies our students for admission to colleges and universities nationwide.

View a complete list of all our accredited course offerings and their descriptions here.


Some students work best with a student teacher ratio of 1:1. The best part of this set-up is the class meets whenever it is best for the student. Several core courses are offered that meet A-G requirements for the student that benefits from a personally tailored class.


For some students there may be a subject or two that really gives them trouble. Taking a few classes at The Hillside School can ease the stress of a hard to follow class at another high school. This program is perfect for the student who has a spot in their school day schedule to take a class that is difficult for them in a large environment. Most students in this program are able to take the class and return to their normal high school to participate in all of their home school activities. Small class size and excellent teachers make this an ideal option.


Similar to our popular 5 week summer school program, students can earn a full semester or full year’s worth of credit in several core subjects. Classes are online format with asynchronous & synchronous instruction. There is a 5 student minimum for classes to run. This is a great option if summer school is not convenient, want to get ahead or need to  make up credits. Tuition for winter session is the same as summer school, $950 per class.


Tutoring/Educational Therapy
We offer specialized one-on-one after school assistance that is student as well as subject focused for all ages. Each student has different reasons for being challenged by a particular subject. Educational Therapy is a chance to learn skills, gain insight and improve subject knowledge by learning how one learns and how to use one’s academic strengths to overcome the academic weaknesses. Educational Therapy helps improve weaknesses while showing how to use one’s academic strengths.

Test Prep
Another specialty of The Hillside School is helping students learn how to take standardized tests such as high school entrance exams such as the ISEE or HSPT.