Welcome to
Hilltop Early Learning Academy

At Hilltop, your child’s future is important to us. Our teachers are experienced experts and work with each child to inspire and encourage them to reach their potential academically, socially, and spiritually. Every child at Hilltop is loved and cared for in an environment that is invested in helping them become caring, thoughtful learners. They are taught that they are active participants in their learning and are given time and space to construct their understanding.

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School Success Starts Here

As an early learning academy we are academically focused and committed to a balanced approach to early literacy. As part of our approach to educating the whole child, we encourage activities that support oral language, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. These provide the foundation for learning to read and write, and are critical for supporting children’s early literacy skills. At Hilltop, we use literacy rich classrooms and a systematic approach to phonics. When a child understands and can break down and manipulate small sound units verbally, they are ready to transfer this knowledge to printed words and reading begins. Many of our students are early readers, a skill that research has shown leads to future school success.

STEAM Approach

In addition to encouraging early literacy, at Hilltop we are committed to developing a strong STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) foundation in our students. Using a STEAM approach in the classroom encourages development of higher-order thinking skills, which help us reason, think critically, and problem solve. These skills are encouraged in our classrooms through a variety of active, hands-on discovery, investigation and problem solving activities.

STEAM Approach

In addition to encouraging early literacy, at Hilltop we are committed to developing a strong STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) foundation in our students. Using a STEAM approach in the classroom encourages development of higher-order thinking skills, which help us reason, think critically, and problem solve. These skills are encouraged in our classrooms through a variety of active, hands-on discovery, investigation and problem solving activities.

An Extension of Portland Christian Center

As an outreach of Portland Christian Center, we see each child as God’s most precious creation – wonderful and unique. We teach the gospel and Christian principles in each of our classrooms and model it throughout the school.

More Information

Hilltop Preschool & Kindergarten has so much to offer you and your family! Find out more with the links below.