Choosing a school for your children is no easy task, you want a school that provides personalized attention, strong work ethic, a caring atmosphere, dedicated staff, pride, and protection from negative influences.  Our search was not giving us the results we desired until another parent told us about St Hilary's so we contacted the school for a tour.  I was so impressed by the campus, small classroom sizes and Mrs. Fagan, who is the most dedicated person I know.  We found everything we wanted for our children in St. Hilary's so we quickly registered and the rest is history.  Our children are learning academically but they are learning about being good people and how to live the way Jesus wanted us to live.  The staff is very dedicated to our children and Mrs. Fagan goes above and beyond for every child at the school, she even knows all of the children by name.  My children are thriving at St. Hilary's and that is all I can ask for.  My advice for parents new to St. Hilary's or thinking of registering, I say Just Do It!  This school is small but so big in many many ways.  Your children will greatly benefit from everything St. Hilary's has to offer.  And I recommend that you get involved in various school activities-you will meet many of the wonderful parents here at school plus you get to experience a lot of things your children do.  You cannot put a price tag on the experience at St Hilary's

~~Rebecca Farrell, Parent

S-solid foundation in Catholic values
H-high quality education
S-stellar teachers and parents

That's why we love SHS!

"St. Hilary School has been a true blessing to both our children and our family. Being the parents of three daughters who all have acquired diverse personalities and interests, St. Hilary School has afforded each one of our children with the confidence they need to be successful and perform their personal best. St. Hilary School was the missing "piece of the puzzle" that we needed to help educate our children both academically and spiritually. As we partnered together towards one common goal - our children to be confident, successful and most importantly faith-filled Christians who see God in everyone they meet, we have been very successful. St. Hilary School is truly a "one-of-a-kind" school when it comes to teaching the children to reach out and make a difference in another's life. Our family has been directly affected by the St. Hilary School community reaching out to support a worthwhile cause that impacts thousands of children including our own daughter. We know that Saint Hilary School was the right choice for our children's education.

St Hilary School has provided all of our children with numerous opportunities to be involved in both their school and parish. The ministry that is offered to these children is unfounded. As our oldest daughter journeys through college, our middle daughter journeys through high school and our third daughter gets ready to embark in September to her first choice high school destination, we are confident that all our girls are ready for the challenges that they will face along life's way due to the strong foundation St. Hilary School has set for them. As parents, we are grateful and thankful for the true blessing and experience of St, Hilary School's education. We know St. Hilary's School has left an indelible mark on all our children's hearts forever."
~~Dolores and Don Rossi
"We are glad that we made the choice of St. Hilary's. This is our first year here and it's been a wonderful experience. We were having a terrible time with the other school that our children attended. We wanted our children to have a fresh start. St. Hilary's has been all that and more. My son was very unhappy at this other school. I can honestly say he is a totally different child. He smiles now. It's been so long since I have seen him smile. He is very happy that we chose St. Hilary's. Both our kids are thrilled. I am a firm believer in catholic education. My husband and myself went to a catholic grade school and high school. You need religion and God in the classroom and at home.

Thank you St. Hilary's for welcoming us and making us feel like part of the family."
~~Bill and Danielle Harbison

"What a wonderful day I have had!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to spend the day with the Students of St. Hilary’s!! Your students are marvelous! So wide-eyed and open…their innocence was a gift to see. The understanding they seemed to possess was amazing for such a young group. You are doing something very right there to foster this development. The environment in the school was open and welcoming and I felt right at home. I was truly amazed at the attention and compassion shown by the students in each grade. Their questions were thoughtful and insightful and their behavior was so polite and respectful, not only to me but to one another as well.

I look forward to seeing them again after Easter.

Until then, I wish you peace."
~~Kathleen Emery, Director Community Based and Specialized Services; Catholic Social Services

"My child is privileged to be a part of the small learning community that is Saint Hilary of Poitiers. The teaching staff is interested in new and innovative ways to teach academics. Whether it is through using technology or contests, they keep the children actively engaged in learning. More importantly, I see Saint Hilary’s as a place that focuses on the whole child, a child who is growing spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. I believe the environment provided fosters this growth. Through example, the students learn community outreach, the importance of tolerance, and self-respect. The energy and dedication of the parents are also an undeniable and important part of our school. Having recently changed schools I can clearly see the difference here. I am proud to say my child is a student of Saint Hilary’s."
~~Coleen M.

"We are so happy we chose St. Hilary's. Our experience with the teachers and staff has been excellent. The school has a clear dedication to student well being, growth, and moral standing. It feels good to have such confidence in the people that are with our kids day in and day out nine months of the year. We can see that the school will have lasting positive effects on our children. We're very glad to have found this school."
~~Parents of two currently enrolled students

"When I began to research schools for my son in 2008, I began my by researching websites. I was very impressed by the meaningful content, positive accolades and continuous new information found on the St. Hilary site. So, before even visiting the school, I was up-to-date on the events, and I felt acquainted with the faculty. I arranged a visit and was afforded a personal tour by the Principal herself, Mrs. Eileen Fagan. My first impression of the facility was one EXCELLENCE, second; WELCOMING. Overall, I sensed a strong emphasis on RESPECT. Respect for God, for superiors, and for fellow students. I have to say that one key decision factor for me was the Peace Program that is in place at St. Hilary’s. Other schools may have rules, but the St. Hilary Peace Program teaches a way of life, which endures with the students beyond St. Hilary’s campus.

My husband and I both have careers which require us to work a full day. While I was faced with a dilemma, back in 2009, of finding after school care, I began asking friends and neighbors about options. A neighbor (a St. Hilary parent) introduced me to another SHS parent, and my dilemma was resolved. That introduction not only helped with my after school care need, it blossomed into a great friendship amongst our families. The very same year that I enrolled my son, Mrs. Fagan, knowing my and a few other families’ need for after school care, developed an after school program for the families of St. Hilary’s, called CARES. While we were just a few families needing a service like this, Mrs. Fagan developed the program for us. The CARES program is excellent, staffed by faculty members. My son really enjoys the program. Just one more benefit of being a part of the St. Hilary’s community. ST. HILARY’S GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR!"
~~Renee Wentz, Parent of a Happy Second Grader

"I must share my experience here at St. Hilary of Poitiers school. We came here 8 years ago from another parish. We are presently parish members. At first we were "out of parish students". We came from a school were there were difficulties in the school and some difficulties in the parish as well. I agonized over what I should do "take the kids out of their parish school and send them out of parish some where else" or “stay and cross my fingers and hope I could do it myself to bring their faith into their lives.” Well we set off to St. Albert the Great on Welsh Rd. I was set to transfer my oldest into third grade and my next at that time was going to first grade. As it turned out I was unable to register my first grader, the principal suggested St. Hilary's. I have never heard of this parish.

I came and it was such a warm inviting community setting. I had set up a day to shadow and there was an unfortunate tragedy at the school and the eighth grade teacher had passed away that Friday before. I was asked to come back. I could see the principal and staff were truly upset but I also saw the children consoling each other and going to mass to pray for this teacher and her family. (Not because they had to or were asked to they were going on their own). We rescheduled and came for our shadow day. I knew instantly that we have made the right decision.

I can only say if you want your children to have a true "CATHOLIC EDUCATION' St. Hilary of Poitiers School is the most "CATHOLIC" school I have ever experienced. My children are learning the true meaning of their faith and the importance of God's presence in their lives. It is not abnormal to go to mass every Sunday, it is abnormal NOT TO GO. It is not abnormal to say the Rosary during lent and it certainly is not abnormal to have God as the Center of your life. I have been blessed and have six wonderful children. All of who have attended or are attending St. Hilary of Poitiers school. The older ones went on to high school with scholarships and have gone through high school in AP classes and so far so good, both of them achieving first Honors. With one about to graduate and attend the college of his choice, and one heading into her third year of high school, the next graduating this year from St. Hilary ‘s school, and then three remaining in the school, I feel we have made the best decision for our children academically, socially but most importantly religiously. I am so happy to say you can not make the wrong decision if you send your children here at St. Hilary School. Like our logo says "Right School for Every Child"!!"
~~Theresa and Joe Woltemate