Policies and Procedures



2014 - 2015 Downloadable Forms

School Calendar

Hilltop’s school year begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and ends the first week of June.
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools’ Thanksgiving break
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools’ winter break
  • Professional Development Day, February 13
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools’ spring break
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day

Program Placement

Teachers recognize children's varying degrees of ability, emotional independence, and social maturity; therefore ages listed next to programs are merely a guideline in determining program placement. Hilltop is licensed to serve children from the age 2 years, 9 months to 6 years of age.

Late Enrollment

Tuition shall be prorated for a child enrolling after the school year has begun.

Tuition Refunds and Withdrawal

The obligation to pay is unconditional and not subject to reduction, proration, or setoff because of a child’s absence.

If a child is withdrawn from preschool, a tuition refund will be prorated from the date of withdrawal.

If there are significant problems with a child’s ability to function adequately in the preschool program, the teacher will consult the Director, and, if necessary, recommend withdrawal of the child from the school. A tuition refund will be prorated from the date of withdrawal.

Parent Involvement

We offer many opportunities for parent involvement from assisting in the classroom and on field trips, organizing special events, helping teachers prepare activities, to having a voice at meetings. Parents are welcome to drop in any time. Visitors are kindly requested to call in advance for an appointment.
Hilltop Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.