We utilize a lottery system for available spots in our program. We will begin the process in mid-January. The following are important dates in the process:
Tuesday, January 17th - Application available from the website
Friday, February 3rd - Application and $75 non-refundable fee due to be eligible for the lottery
Monday, February 6th - Lottery conducted
Friday, February 17th - Notifications sent regarding enrollment
Between January 17th and February 3rd, please download an application using the link below. Once the application is complete, please return it and a $75 non-refundable registration fee to the Office via email, US Mail or via the mail slot at the UCC's Church Office. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received.
We invite you to come and hear more about our program and see the classrooms and outdoor space. See below for Information Sessions & Tours.
Come and see what Hilltop has to offer your child! Join us for a tour to learn more about our philosophy, curriculum and what sets us apart. We will be offering tours on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings in January.
Please click below to schedule your Info Session & Tour.
Hilltop has always strived to provide an excellent program at an affordable price.
Rates for 2022 - 2023
4 day (Tues – Fri)
2 Day (T/W or Th/F)
We are offering a 4 day program (Tuesday - Friday) &
2 day program (Tues & Wed or Thurs & Fri)
All classes will run for 3 ½ hours per day
There will be staggered drop-off and dismissals.
Classes will run from 8:45am – 12:15pm or from 9:00am – 12:30pm.
We will assign classroom times after the enrollment process is complete.
Options for 2.9 year olds up to the Pre-K year
We will be offering a 2 day option for all 3 year olds.
Classes will run on Tuesday & Wednesday or Thursday & Friday.
We are also offering a 4 day program for 3 year olds. This class will run Tuesday through Friday.
Options for 4 & 5 year olds – Pre-Kindergarten
We highly recommend that anyone in this age group choose our 4 day program which will meet Tuesday – Friday. The consistency of this class – with the same group of children meeting four days in a row provides an excellent pre-k experience. Selecting the 2 day program in the pre-k year requires a consult with Director.
Hilltop Nursery School operates from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday*. Our daily schedule is adaptable for special children’s activities, and school wide enrichment programs which occur throughout the year. Our program is flexible to ensure that children have an opportunity to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction and allows time for transition so that children do not feel rushed. Due to new healthy and safety guidelines issued by the Dept of Early Education and Care, we are operating on revised schedule this year. The schedule described below is under normal operating guidelines.
9:00-9:45 Free Play/Free Choice - Art, blocks, dramatic play, water play, manipulatives, writing and a variety of individual or group activities
9:45-10:00 Meeting/Circle Time - Attendance, weather, calendar, discussion of weekly topic or theme.
10:00-10:30 Centers/Project Time - Hands-on project relating to special weekly topic or theme. Opportunities for exploration, experimentation and discovery.
10:30-10:50 Hand Washing and Healthy Snacks - We teach the importance of washing hands using liquid soap, running water and friction. Snack (peanut free) is provided by Hilltop.
10:50 - 11:20 Outdoor Classroom - A grassy area designed to bring learning and fun outside. We utilize a variety of materials including a custom-made set of wooden roads and signs and a ramp/tunnel system to encourage STEM thinking.
11:20 -12:00 Literature, arts, music relating to themes
12:00 - 12:30 Outdoor Playground - We focus more on gross motor play with a beautiful climbing structure featuring slides and a climbing wall. Children can play in a huge sandbox or create in our outdoor kitchen.
Pick Up Time - children are escorted to the walkway and exit doors for dismissal.
*Extended hours are offered on Wednesday and Thursday until 1 p.m. for an additional fee, payable on the desired day.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
148 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864, US
Monday - Friday: 8:15am - 2:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed