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About SHS

A high-quality education is one of the most important things that we can provide a child. Exposure to a variety of topics, people, and adventures all contribute to a fulfilling school experience.

At St. Hilary of Poitiers School we focus on educating the whole child. We encourage our students to discover and develop their talents. Our Christian faith permeates every aspect of who we are and what we do. Our students are encouraged to develop leadership abilities and interpersonal skills, understand personal responsibility, practice sportsmanship, and to provide service to the community. Recognizing that both home and school are an integral part to our faith-centered community, parents and teachers partner to guide each student to recognize and discover Christ in all people and understand the importance of preparing students to be deeply rooted in their faith and their education and become peace-filled citizens of the world.

Highlights

  • Full Day Pre-K Program
  • Full Day Kindergarten Program
  • Before and After School CARES Program
  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Services (MCIU)
    • Reading, Math, Speech, Guidance, Educational/Psychological Testing
  • Bus Transportation
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • SMART Classrooms
  • State-of-the-art Computer Lab
  • Science Lab
  • 1:1 iPads
  • WSHS Television Network

Curriculum

  • Religion
  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Small Group Critical Reading and Writing Classes
  • Mathematics
  • Honors Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science-Lab Learner "Hands On"
  • Music
  • Art
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Class Trips
  • Essay and Poetry Contests
  • Modified Curriculum Available

Fine Arts Program

  • Choir
  • Band 
  • Chimes/Handbells
  • Archdiocesan Band & Chorus
  • Music Lessons
  • Arts Contest
  • Fine Arts Festival

Extracurricular Programs

  • Student Council
  • Forensics
  • Reading Olympics
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Soccer
  • Track/Cross Country
  • Basketball



Peace Program

In September, 1994, SHS instituted a Peace Program. This Peace Program became the philosophy of our school. It is based on the principles taught by Jesus Christ. It infiltrated every curriculum area and is our Discipline Code. This non-violent approach touches every person in our school community. It touches our principal, teachers, staff members, parents, and students. All are required to follow these principles of peace.

Spiritual Activities

  • Student-led First Friday Masses
  • Prayer Partners
  • Altar Servers
  • Special Liturgies
  • Sacrament Preparation
  • Retreats
  • Advent/Lent Programs
  • Christmas Program
  • Living Stations
  • The EDGE (youth ministry)
  • Varied Daily Prayer Experiences

Outreach Activities

  • Outdoor Classroom Holy Redeemer Garden Program
  • St. Vincent Soup Kitchen
  • Rydal Park
  • Our Lady of Confidence Day School
  • Intergenerational Knitting Club for Holy Redeemer NICU
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand
  • Christmas Cards for PA Inmates
  • Pen Pal Letters of Cheer for those in need

Parent Resources and Involvement

  • Online Student Grades
  • Home and School Association (HSA)
  • HSA Sponsored Events
  • Various Volunteer Opportunities

Additional Programs

  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Holocaust Survivor Speaker
  • Field Day
  • Assembly Programs