50th golden Anniversary campaign

This year – 2021 – marks Hillside’s 50th birthday. We will be holding an online auction fundraiser March 5-12. If you have a unique or interesting item or service you would like to donate, please let us know – or call 818-790-3044.

Now through April 2nd, purchase any wine from ONEHOPE wine using this unique link & Hillside receives 10% of all purchases!


Celebrate Hillside's 50th Anniversary!

  • Annual Fund Drive -2020-2021 

Every year, The Hillside School and Learning Center conducts an Annual Fund Drive, starting October 1. This year the goal is $45,000.00.

The Hillside School & Learning Center is celebrating its 50th year helping students who have struggled in a traditional school setting. We are committed to continue to offer our programs for another 50 years! Please help support our important mission and keep our programs, small/intimate classes with highly qualified staff and faculty. Your donation makes the difference in young lives.

Other Ways to Support Hillside:

  • Annual Gala:
    Every year, our Parent Teacher Organization, in conjunction with our faculty, staff and Board of Directors holds a Gala Event to raise money for our Annual Fund Drive. Activities have included entertainment at The Ice House in Pasadena, dinner dances, patio parties and more. It’s a wonderful evening with a great turnout and a chance to meet other Hillside parents, as well as our Board and faculty, in a social setting.
  • Amazon Smile:
    The Hillside School earns money every time you shop at AmazonSmile. It’s a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Planned Giving:
    All institutions that depend on donations encourage Planned Giving as a way to support their values and services into the future. The Hillside School is no different. If you would like to explore the generous act of planned giving, please contact our Executive Director, Ms. Cyndi Hatcher at She’ll be happy to make an appointment with you and discuss your plans. This is another way of supporting Hillside over a period of time.  This is important for the school as it insures the continued growth of the school.
  • Below is a wish list:
    • 8.5 x 11″ Copy paper
    • Dry erase markers
    • Avery mailing labels
    • AA & AAA batteries
    • Hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, disposable face masks & tissue boxes
  • Volunteer:
    An organization is only as good as the volunteers and it doesn’t cost much. Volunteering takes on many forms. Below is a list of ways parents help The Hillside School go from good to excellent:
  • Drive for field trips
  • Be a class speaker about a particular specialty
  • Help with mailings
  • Come to school meetings such as back to school night
  • Join The Hillside School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
  • Assist with fundraising such as donating auction items
  • Help with “Spring Cleaning” Saturday – Parent Workday
  • Assist with annual school events such as the Poetry Reading or Thanksgiving Feast