Discover your gifts at Hillside! Rated one of the top ten private schools in Washington state in 2015 (niche.com), Hillside provides a rigorous college preparatory program for students grades 5 -12, in a strong, supportive community. In small classes, students build critical thinking, creativity, joyful curiosity, and the courage to take risks. They discover the value of both process and product and that mistakes are for learning. They learn to write with fluency, power and imagination. From mathematics to Molière, physics to fencing, and through literature, history, and art, our students round out their lives and excel. They win awards, achieve high SAT scores, and are accepted into top tier colleges and universities. Since its creation in 1969, Hillside students have followed the call to adventure. They have become thinkers and citizens, participants in a world that increasingly needs the gifts each of us has to offer.