Elementary School


Hillside Christian Academy integrates a thorough knowledge of God's love with a challenging academic environment. A Christ-centered curriculum that encourages critical thinking and effective skills application pursues the mastery of academic disciplines within a traditional classroom setting.

Hillside Christian Academy is an extension of the home and the church, seeking to partner with parents to provide a quality Christian education.


Hillside Christian Academy uses the ABEKA along with Association of Christian School International, Purposeful Design curriculum. Bible lessons and character development, along with reading and arithmetic are strongly emphasized. The love for all of God's people (social study), the awe of God's work (science), and the creative arts (poetry, music, performing arts) are included.

Scope and Sequence of instruction for all grade levels are detailed here.


As a ministry of Hillside Church of God, the Preschool has been serving families on the San Francisco Peninsula since 1959. Our elementary school began in 2003 with its first kindergarten class and now offers quality education through the sixth grade.

Teacher Requirements

Hillside Christian Academy's staff and faculty has made it top priority to provide an excellent education for its students. They are committed to provide a Christian educational environment in which students can grow. We have a staff who believe that God's words are the truth. They strive in teaching our students to develop a biblical worldview. We look very intently into every teacher's experience, and most importantly, we prayerfully consider every teacher's calling by God into the ministry of teaching.

Fees & Tuition

10-month School Year (8:30 am-2:45 pm)

Application Fee (New student)$200
Annual Registration Fee (Returning student)$125
- Annual Tuition$8,208
- Textbook Fees*$200
First Thru Fifth Grade
- Annual Tuition$8,208
- Textbook Fees*$295
Middle School (6th thru 8th Grade)
- Annual Tuition$8,640
- Textbook Fees*$375

Payment Plan

We offer an 11 month payment plan or a 5% discount for Tuition paid in full before the first day of school

Annual Tuition11-Month Payment

A 20% sibling discount is offered for the second and subsequent child. Smart Tuition will service our tuition payment plans. For more information, click here: Smart Tuition General Information.


Before School Care
(7 am - 8:30 am)
$ 167 / month
After School Care
(2:45 pm - 6 pm)
$ 308 / month
Before & After School Care$387 / month
Summer Program (weekly fee)$329 / week
All Day Vacation Program during Easter/Christmas Break (weekly fee)$309 / week
All Day Vacation Program during Easter/Christmas Break (daily fee)$67 / day

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”- Isaiah 54:13

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Maxine Coutts Memorial Scholarship

The Maxine  Coutts Memorial Scholarship was formed in the Fall of 2011 by Herbert and Margarita Rosenthal to remember the life of Maxine Coutts and to continue her legacy of excellence and generosity posthumously. Being committed to integrity, academic excellence and a devotion to community service, Maxine Coutts was an inspiration to those fortunate to have been in her presence. Through her faith in God and her devotion to serving others, Maxine was an example of humble service, and through this scholarship her memory will live on. This scholarship was established to assist families with demonstrated financial need to meet their tuition requirements. Scholarships will be rewarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and the applicant's character.


Scholarship Criteria

Academic Excellence

  • Be a returning student at Hillside Christian Academy.
  • Demonstrate ability to work at their highest level of achievement.

Financial Need

  • Substantial unmet need
  • Special financial circumstances

Citizenship and Character

  • Demonstrate the character traits that represent Hillside Christian Academy.
  • Pursue goals with integrity, judgement, and self-discipline.
  • Be involved in a balance of community and school activities.
  • Demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact on his/her peers and community.
  • Be willing to volunteer 20 additional service hours to the school.


  1. Applicant fills out the Smart Tuition Aid scholarship application form by January 12, 2018.
  2. Smart Tuition Aid will process the applications and provide the results to the Principal for review and recommendation to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
  3. The Board of Trustees reviews amount available for scholarship(s).
  4. The Board of Trustees takes appropriate action on the application(s).
  5. Upon approval of scholarships, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees notifies parents and signing signatory for scholarship fund to disburse appropriate funds to Hillside Christian Academy.
  6. Bookkeeper for Hillside Christian Academy credits students account 10% each month of fund awarded. Should, for any reason full funding not be completed due to student withdrawal or other factors, unused funds revert back to the scholarship account.