Hilltop Elementary School houses the Beachwood School District's Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students. With an enrollment of approximately 325 students and a staff of approximately 45, Hilltop provides a comprehensive academic program that meets the needs of each individual student.
Hilltop's daily standards-based academic program includes balanced literacy instruction utilizing a diverse approach of research based instructional strategies designed to meet the individual needs of our students, mathematics instruction through the Eureka Math program, Social Studies, and Science curriculum. The Unified Arts block is made up of visual arts; general, vocal, and instrumental music; physical education; technology and guidance classes.
Hilltop has a computer lab and laptop carts in each classroom for a true 1:1 Chromebook program, and a variety of instructional technology that is utilized by all teachers and students. Our students also have access to a wide range of after-school opportunities including Student Council, Newspaper, Yearbook, Chess Club, Destination Imagination, Intramural Sports, Choir, Fiddle Factory, Homework Club, Diversity Club, Scholars, Art Club, and Greenhouse Club (with a greenhouse on-site). Hilltop Elementary also has on-site after-care programming. The Beachwood City School District also provides a Late Bus for students who stay after school to participate in our after-school programs.
Hilltop has an active Intervention Assistance Team and a Response To Intervention Team that uses Multi Tiered Systems of Instruction and Support to further differentiate and individualize learning pathways for our students. While specialized instruction is provided to Hilltop's gifted and talented population and students requiring accommodations, all students receive differentiated instruction to meet the needs of our diverse learners.
The District's mission statement to develop intellectual entrepreneurs with a social conscience guides Hilltop's decision-making and programming, while our school goal statement Learning Together, Building Our Future guides Hilltop's vision and values.
The Hilltop Elementary School family of students, staff and parents takes great pride in our educational program. We work together to ensure a joyful, inviting environment that challenges each child to reach his or her full intellectual and creative potential in a safe atmosphere. Come join the excitement of Hilltop!