Welcome to Hillside Elementary School!
Dr. Briean Madden
Dear Hillside Families:
It is with great pride that I introduce new Hillside
Principal Dr. Briean Madden. Dr. Madden comes to us with leadership
experience as an Early Childhood Supervisor and K-8 Literacy Specialist.
Her experience in education is extensive and includes teaching
fourth-grade, first and second-grade inclusion, providing services as a
reading specialist, and working with the New Jersey Department of
Education as a Literacy Specialist. She officially began her duties at
Hillside School on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Mr. Robert Smith, who has held the Interim Principal’s position, will remain in place at Hillside until September 23 to consult with Dr. Madden and assist during the transition. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Smith for his hard work throughout the summer in establishing schedules and assisting with placement and school-opening preparations. His familiarity with the Hillside School and its operations is sure to help Dr. Madden begin the year with the appropriate transition information.
In the coming days, you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Madden personally. During our extensive search for your new principal, administrators, staff members and parents kept your input via parent surveys in the forefront of our discussion. We read each of the responses submitted and paid careful attention to your comments on a range of issues from school climate to educational program implementation. We are very proud of the collaborative effort that resulted in Dr. Madden’s appointment.
Please see Dr. Madden’s personal letter of welcome to each of you. Have a wonderful new year of school at Hillside.
George J. Rafferty
Superintendent of Schools
Hillside School is home to 327 students in Grades Pre-K-4, and 50 staff members each school day.
In an effort to educate the "whole child," our staff has developed new techniques in meeting the special instructional needs of all students while building student self esteem. Pupil motivation, enrichment and appreciation of all cultures and the development of the full potential of critical thinking are areas of concentration for our staff members.
At the Hillside School, in addition to educational programming, emphasis is placed on social growth through community involvement and commitment. Some of the worthwhile projects included, collecting food for a local food bank and Toys for Tots, and contributing to the Ronald McDonald House.
Registering Your Child
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899
Grades 1-4: 9 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Kindergarten A.M.: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Early dismissal grades 1-4: 1 p.m.
* On half-days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10:30 a.m. and dismisses at 1 p.m.
Hillside School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Brenda Betley, 1370 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road, 856-235-1341