We LOVE Hillandale. My child had the same teacher for Kindergarten and 1st. It doesn't usually happen... they just moved her from K to 1st and my child was given the option to have her again or go to another teacher. Of course we chose to stay with her because Ms. Emory is amazing. She loves the children like her own. I knew everyday that I sent him he was going to have a good day and be treated well away from home. He has absolutely thrived at Hillandale. Ms. Hart-Olivis is also a wonderful woman. She knows the children personally and really cares about "her babies." We have 3 children and they've been to several different schools among them. My 3rd child goes here. We've had a lot of opportunity to see what works in educational settings and what doesn't. I just wish we'd always lived here so all 3 of my children would have had the opportunity to attend Hillandale. It's a good place. My son isn't babied, but he is nurtured. I know this little human I've been entrusted to raise is safe and cared for at Hillandale. The teachers are kind. Administration works hard to do what's in the kids' best interests. It's also a very diverse place. My child started kindergarten at Voyager Academy. I thought we were lucky to have gotten him in. After a few weeks, we were not at all impressed. We toured Hillandale, and we saw so much diversity, not just among the students but also the staff. It's important for children of color to have adults of color to look up to. Hillandale has that. We just love this place and count our blessings to live in this district.