We are implementing a new registration process for the upcoming school year. We are no longer using a first-come, first-served process. We held an open registration period from Thursday, January 2, 2020 through Thursday, January 16, 2020. A lottery will be conducted with all forms received by 5pm on January 16th.
After the lottery selection, we are anticipating that our program will be full for the 2020 -2021 school year. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email the office.
On Friday, January 17, 2020, a lottery system will be used to begin filling available openings for the 2020 – 2021 school year. This system will draw names randomly and children will be placed according to their birthdate and available openings. All of our classrooms are grouped according to age – 3 year olds are grouped together, 4 year olds together, etc. Once all spots are filled, we will continue with the lottery system to establish a wait list (if necessary).
We will send out notification letters the week of January 27, 2020. The letter will let you know what program your child will be enrolled in (2, 3, 4 or 5 day) or whether your child has been placed on the wait list.
Please see our forms section for our Tuition & General Info Sheet for 2020 - 2021.
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.
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.
10:50-11:30 Literature, arts, music relating to themes
11:30-12:00 Wrap-up and preparation for dismissal - Depending on the weather, outdoor play using the play structure, triple hoop, sand play area or other equipment/toys will take place before dismissal or as needed throughout the morning.
Noon - 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 - 1:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed