Welcome to the
  Hillside Elementary School
One of the mosaic murals created by Hillside students with artist,  
Joshua Winer.

        We in the Hillside community are mutually proud of our wonderful student body, generous parents, and talented and compassionate staff. Hillside is an inclusive neighborhood school, Kindergarten through fifth grade, in Needham, Massachusetts. Our neighborhood has expanded to include a successful METCO program, a growing ELL (English Language Learners) population, and the Early Learning Center II program for students with special needs in grades three through five. Our student body is a diverse, creative, and energetic group of 400 or so students. They certainly make the very most of what we have to offer.
        Our parents have been thanklessly supportive by funding a steady stream of creative arts programs and educational technology into our classrooms. The teachers and staff continue to develop and hone the best possible curriculum for our students while being ever mindful of the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy emotional school environment. At Hillside, it is important that all children and adults feel safe. Just as important is that we all -- students, parents, teachers and staff -- respect each other and are treated with that same respect.
       If you have any questions after touring this site, please feel free to contact me at the Hillside School office, 781-455-0461 x223 or at Michael_Kascak@needham.k12.ma.us.

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Hillside Elementary School
28 Glen Gary Road
Needham, MA 02494

Michael Kascak, Principal
Chanit List, Ass't. Principal and
Special Education Coordinator
Lori Donovan, Lead Secretary

Telephone: 781-455-0461
Fax: 781-455-0857

Michael Kascak, Principal
Chanit List, Ass’t. Principal and
Special Education Coordinator
Lori Donovan, Lead Secretary

Telephone: 781-455-0461
Fax: 781-455-0857

School Hours
Grades 1 through 5
8:20 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

AM Kindergarten
8:20 a.m. - 11:03 a.m.

PM Kindergarten
12:02 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Early Release
8:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Delayed Opening
10:20 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Upcoming Events

4/16 - Hillside Recipe Contest
4/17 - Footloose Friday, Walk or Bike
to School
4/20-24 - April Recess
4/27 - Schools Reopen
4/29 - PTC Meeting @ 8:45 a.m.

5/6 - Massachusetts Walk- (or Bike) -to-School Day
5/7 - Early Release Day; school closes at 12:15 p.m. No P.M. Kindergarten
MCAS Schedule

Grade 3 -- 3/23 and 3/26
Grade 4 -- 3/24 (Long Composition), 4/1 and 4/2
Grade 5 -- 3/25 and 3/30

Grade 3 -- 5/5 and 5/8
Grade 4 -- 5/4 and 5/11
Grade 5 -- 5/6 and 5/13

Science and Technology
Grade 5 -- 5/15 and 5/18

Hillside Calendar
Needham Public Schools