Shadowing at Hillview

  • Thank you for your interest in Hillview! We realize that there are many great middle schools on the peninsula, and we appreciate the opportunity to have your child experience what being a Hillview student is like. Our staff is committed to educating the whole child by fostering a community that values academic excellence, kindness, respect, and tolerance, as well as personal responsibility and self-advocacy.


    Our shadowing program is designed for students who do not attend a school in the MPCSD, or do attend one of the MPCSD elementary schools but are weighing other options. All shadow days will be conducted virtually in 2021. In addition to individual shadow days, MPCSD elementary schools will also have a "virtual hillview orientation" day for their 5th graders this spring. Dates to be announced soon.


    If your child does not fall into either of these categories we will have a "Hillview 6th Grade Preview Day" in the spring where 5th grade students will travel from their respective schools and have a morning to get a feel for what campus is like, learn about the curriculum and interact with students. Parents will have an orientation in the spring in addition to our annual open house on May 21, 2020 at 6:30pm. Dates and times of the school visit/parent orientation are TBD.


    Available Virtual shadow dates for 2020-21

    • Friday, January 29 (A Week Students At Home/Virtual Academy Students)
    • Friday, February 26 (B Week Students At Home/Virtual Academy Students)
    • Friday, March 19 (A Week Students At Home/Virtual Academy Students)
    • Friday, April 23 (A Week Students At Home/Virtual Academy Students)
    • Friday, May 28 (B Week Students At Home/Virtual Academy Students)


    Scheduling a Shadow Date

    To schedule your shadow day please visit Shadow Day Registration. You will be contacted with a confirmation of your date and times (approximate schedule below).


    Format of Virtual Shadow Day

    The daily shadow program varies slightly depending on which math class your student decides to attend via Zoom. Below you will find an outline of the cadence of the shadow day. You will be emailed with Zoom information and exact times after you schedule your shadow day.


    WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) is a team of 8th graders who helped with the transition of our current 6th grade class this year and will be part of your shadow day experience so your student can get a sense for what Hillview offers outside the classroom and also address specific questions. These students have experienced Hillview pre pandemic and know what a “normal” year looks like.


    Schedule 1

    8:25 - 8:55 - Zoom with Math 6

    9:30 - 10:00 - Web Leader Orientation

    11:30 - 12:15 - Principal’s Presentation


    Schedule 2

    9:00 - 9:30 - Web Leader Orientation

    9:55 - 10:25 - Zoom with Math 6B/7A

    11:30 - 12:15 - Principal’s Presentation