Hillside School

404 Robin Hill St, Marlborough, MA 01752

Hillside School was founded as a farm school by Miss Charlotte Drinkwater and her sister, Mrs. Mary Drinkwater Warren, on a farm near the western boundary of Greenwich. When the original site was flooded in 1927 to create the Quabbin Reservoir, the school relocated to its current location on 200 acres of fields, ponds and forestland. Hillside provides a structured and supportive environment for traditional learners and boys of average to above-average intelligence who have learning differences, attentional disorders or both. In grades 7-9, the academic program includes English, history, science, math, studio art, wood shop, and foreign language; children in grades 5 and 6 receive instruction in math, language arts, social studies, reading, art, music and science. The curriculum is supplemented with organizational, socialization and subject-specific tutorials for those students in need of additional support. Regular evaluations of each pupil's social and academic behavior is another important element of school life. All students must participate in a sport or an athletic activity each trimester. Selected boys who are interested in assisting with the farm program may live on the farm and are responsible for getting up early each morning to feed and provide water for the animals.

  • Underachieving in School Focus
  • Learning Disability Focus

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic, Learning Differences, Underachiever
Grade RangeBoarding and Day — Boys Grades 5-9
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address404 Robin Hill St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Year Established1901
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorDavid Z. Beecher
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment145
Boarding Students94
Day Students51
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