Mission, Vision, and Goals (2023 - 2024)

  • Welcome to Hillcrest Elementary School!


    Hillcrest Elementary School’s mission is to provide an educational environment that encourages all learners to respect themselves and others, value education, contribute to their communities, and succeed in an ever-changing world. We provide our students with opportunities for success, and we expect our students to make progress each day toward attaining that success. We seek to instill in each student the desire to be a lifelong learner and to serve others.


    Hillcrest Elementary School, a neighborhood school, is located in Drexel Hill, PA. It first opened its doors on March 1, 1951, and has since been recognized as both a State and National School of Excellence. Hillcrest Elementary School prides itself on having the distinction of making Adequate Yearly Progress in each of the nine years that the state of Pennsylvania has evaluated schools under the No Child Left Behind legislation.


    Hillcrest Elementary School has a complete educational staff consisting of regular and special education teachers. In addition, Hillcrest Elementary School has reading specialists, a speech therapist, a social worker, a psychologist, a full-time nurse, instructional assistants, building assistants, and a full office staff to assist children and their families.


    Students benefit from a comprehensive core reading program and specific reading interventions designed to meet their individual needs. Students have access to laptops in the classrooms. Adaptive physical education, occupational and physical therapy, along with emotional support and life skills classes, comprise some of the other programs available to students at  Hillcrest Elementary School. Specialists in the areas of art, music, library, and physical education also provide instruction to our students.


    The academic achievement of the students at Hillcrest is an indication of our talented and committed staff. The entire Hillcrest community works to create a nurturing environment that is conducive to learning. We encourage students to reach high academic levels, participate in various activities, and contribute to their communities through service projects.


    We are fortunate to have involved and supportive parents and an active Home and School Association. Through family events, fun activities, academically based programs, and fundraising efforts, our Home and School Association benefits the students and unites the entire Hillcrest Elementary School community.


    Hillcrest Elementary School...Together We SOAR!

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