About Hillandale

  • PrincipalMiah Hart-Olivis
    Address : 2730 Hillandale Road Durham NC 27705
    Phone : 919-560-3924
    Hours of Operation : 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Enrollment : 640

     

    Hillandale What Makes Hillandale Special?

    Hillandale Elementary is a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school that places an emphasis on reaching every kind of learner.  Our teachers place a special emphasis on science curricula which is supplemented with various events and locations throughout the building.  We have a science classroom that is accessible to teachers and guest presenters for experiments and instruction.  In addition, Hillandale's campus is home to a nature trail that allows teachers and classes to experience science with a hands-on approach.

    Hillandale Elementary offers AIG Programs in grades first through fifth.  The AIG Program provides a challenging and rigorous educational experience for students.  

    Our teachers ensure opportunity and access that lead to appropriate educational opportunities for students.  Hillandale's faculty appropriately differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each learner.

    Hillandale Elementary has a very experienced and stable administration and faculty.  Our teachers on every grade level work together to provide differentiated instruction to a diverse population of learners.  Additionally, teachers at Hillandale work with Specialists to provide cross curricular activities that engage students.

    Our school has a very active parent support system.  Parents play an integral part of Hillandale's success through various volunteer initiatives.  Not only do those who find the time to volunteer benefit from being actively engaged, but also the children see that their education is important to the adults in the community.  Parent volunteers are crucial to the success of our school.

     

    Philosophy

    Serving each student through commitment, caring, creativity, and continuous growth is the mission of Hillandale Elementary School. By providing a school climate that focuses on teamwork, and by setting high expectations for all members of the school community, we accomplish our mission. It is our goal to provide all students at Hillandale with the highest quality instruction so that each student is able to achieve at his/her highest potential while becoming good citizens and lifelong learners.

     

    Teaching

    Providing quality instruction through a balanced academic program which promotes well-rounded students who achieve at their highest level is the instructional focus at Hillandale. Our students receive excellent instruction in the classroom and are offered many opportunities for enrichment and acceleration. Individual, small group, and extended day instruction accelerates students in reading and math. Through our partnership with Communities In Schools we also provide one-on-one tutoring for students through our reading volunteer program.