Welcome to Hillside Elementary School!

About Hillside Elementary School

Dr. Briean Madden, Principal
 

Hillside School is home to 360 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.

 
 
 
Three 90-Minute Meetings.
 
All Voices Will Be Heard.
 
All Children Will Benefit.
 
A Community-Wide Strategic Planning Initiative.
 
 

Dear Community Members, Parents, Business and Community Leaders, Students and Staff:

The Mount Laurel School District has launched "A Path to Success 2030", a strategic planning initiative that engages our community prior to the development of a new three-year strategic plan for our schools.

I would like to personally invite you to participate in our Strategic Planning Meetings. Your perspective would be a tremendous asset as the entire community comes together for these important discussions. Each of our sessions will focus on a specific theme designed to gather your input. All meetings will be held at the Mount Laurel Hartford School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., as described below.

Please join those who have a vested interest in the success of the Mount Laurel School District as we begin this journey toward A Path to Success for all students.

Our meeting schedule is shown below. For your convenience, sign-up to attend through our online event service through the link below. You may attend all three meetings, or as many as your schedule will allow.

I look forward to sharing this Mount Laurel experience with you. Feel free to invite anyone you believe will bring meaningful dialogue to the discussion.

George J. Rafferty, Superintendent of Schools

 
 
"Coming together is a beginning;
               keeping together is progress;
                                working together is success." - Henry Ford                                                    
 
All Strategic Planning Meetings to be held at Hartford School
from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
 
Thursday,
November 2        
Identifying Our Points of Pride:
Participants will share what they believe is working well and what makes Mount Laurel Schools proud.  
Thursday,
November 30
 
Setting Our Expectations For The Future:
Participants will discuss changes and initiatives needed in the Mount Laurel Schools going forward.
Thursday,
December 7
 
Creating An Action Plan for the Future:
Participants will define action items necessary to accomplish our Path to Success 2030.
 
Feel Free to Bring A Friend or Neighbor!
Our Strategic Planning sessions are open to the entire Mount Laurel Community! We are seeking input from all residents, all age groups, and all of those with a vested interest in the schools and our students. By all means, encourage your teens, your parents and our Mount Laurel Alumni to come. We'd love to hear their opinions of whether they felt prepared for high school, college and career based on their elementary education here!

New Lunch and Breakfast Menus Online and Improved

Check out our new interactive Cafeteria Menu. Breakfast and Lunch Menus are all in one place, and all schools are accessible through a drop-down menu. Hold your cursor over any item in bold and its complete nutritional value will pop up. Use the button on the top-right of the page to get Carb Counts on all menu items. It's a big step in our shared goal of keeping students healthy as well as wise! Please note that as part of our effort to "go green," lunch menus will not be sent home with students in hard copy after October.

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.
Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Dr. Madden on Twitter

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
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

Anti-Bullying

NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report 
Guidance for Schools on Implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
 
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

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