With its small size, Hillwood does a wonderful job of giving each student plenty of attention. The teachers really do appreciate what each child has to offer and works with every child to instill a life-long love of learning. My son, now a first grader, has been at Hillwood for two years, and his sister will be attending the school next year as a kindergartener. She can't wait, and our son loves his school experience on a daily basis. He's learning lots, reading chapter books and adding and subtracting double and triple digits. Additionally, he's studying Spanish and participating in music and art classes. Kids at Hillwood typically test one to two grades above their age. Whenever I have a question or would like a check-in about his progress, I know that the school's teachers and directors will make themselves available. I also appreciate that Hillwood is a K through eighth-grade school. The students go on to do well at some of the top high schools in San Francisco, including Lowell and Sacred Heart. Better still, I think, graduates truly value their Hillwood experience, and they regularly come back to visit the school and help at various events. Another big plus of Hillwood is its incredible affordability and understanding that many parents in the Bay Area work. Hillwood offers extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Classroom hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tuition (including the cost of extended care and a hot lunch daily) is $700 per month ($7,000 annually). Plus, Hillwood offers a summer program for the months of June and July at an additional $700 each month. All that adds up to an incredible deal for a great, K through eighth-grade education. For a preview of Hillwood, watch KRON's Best of Bay video that highlights the school. Here's the link: http://bestofthebay.digesttv.com/view/419/Hillwood-Academic-Day-School.
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Outstanding place! Marin Prep’ is a school with tons of potential, we love it and would not switch for any other. It is a caring environment, with a dedicated and skilled staff that provides a very good and stimulating education. Add a great, central, safe location and a really nice facility (bright, clean and spacious) and you’ve got a winning recipe. The Spanish infusion program is very nice and our child, who never spoke/heard/learned it before, is enjoying it very much. Btw, yes, we are actual parents ;-)
I came to the school for my daughter in 4th grade and have found it to be an amazing education. She is learning all the regular subjects as well as playing music, language and art. I wish she had started in Kindergarten.