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.  


    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 shadow dates for 2019-2020

    Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 20, April 24, May 29


    Scheduling a Shadow Date

    If you have not already scheduled your child’s shadow day, please email Robyn Watts at Please make sure you provide the following:

    1. Parent first name/last name & emergency phone #.
    2. Your child’s first name/last name & best number to reach them the night before.
    3. Your child’s current school and grade.
    4. Name(s) of any current Hillview student (in the grade level you are shadowing) that your child might know and feel comfortable shadowing with. If you don’t have someone in mind, please just write "none."
    5. The best date(s) from the list above.


    What to Expect

    We ask that shadows arrive in the main office by 8:15 and bring with them a book to read, and a snack for brunch (they will not need to bring lunch). Pick up is at 12:00 in the office and please plan to stay for an additional 15-20 minutes for you and your child to meet with our Principal or Assistant Principals.