Hillander School was started in September, 1961, by Mrs. Marilyn Taubman for her two children and 23 pupils. The school is a non-profit, non-denominational school that begins with the three year old pre-school and continues through the sixth grade.
The Language-Arts curriculum at Hillander School is based on the Carden Method. Our primary goal is to teach the students to think. We approach reading by:
It includes the application of functional grammar and vocabulary development.
The results that we hope to achieve are:
The purpose of the Carden Method is the development of each child at his own rate of learning to his full capacity. Each lesson is a life situation including all social adjustment patterns with the emphasis of the learning situation on the subject being taught.
Our aims for each child are to:
Hillander School is departmentalized in physical education, music, art, science, library, and Spanish. Our foreign language begins in kindergarten and continues through the Sixth Grade.
Science is introduced in the Third Grade and Computer Literacy is introduced in the Fourth Grade.
We feel that Hillander School offers the children a well-rounded program. The classes are limited to 20/21 students and the classrooms are self-contained in grades one through three. Grade four is semi-compartmentalized. Grades five and six are compartmentalized.