Bell Schedule

Regular Day

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Minimum Day

(Thursdays and Parent Conferences)

Preschool and Pre-K


Students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:10 a.m. Please use the lower school circle drive for drop-off. Supervision is not available before 8:10 a.m. Parents may only supervise their own children if arriving before school supervision begins. There is a warning bell that rings at 8:25 a.m. Students should be in their classrooms by 8:30 a.m.


Students should be picked up promptly upon their dismissal from class. All K-2 students should be picked up at 1:15 p.m. on Thursdays; all grade 3-5 students should be picked up at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Please note: Crocker students do not make their way down to North until 3:30pm and North students MUST be picked up by 3:15pm.


There is an early start and late start schedule for Kindergarten students at North, so that the students are able to have some valuable small group instructional time with the teacher. Kindergarten students are assessed in literacy and math in August before school starts. Sign-up information for these assessments will be available after Kindergarten Roundup in May. The Kindergarten teachers use the results of the assessments to help them balance the students in classes. Families may request a particular start time, however the top priority is to create balanced classes in order to create a good learning environment for all students. Each year there are more requests for a particular time slot than there are slots available, so we apologize in advance if we are unable to accommodate a request. Start times are finalized just before school starts and families are notified by email with their child’s start time.


    • 300 El Cerrito Avenue
    • Hillsborough,
    • CA
    • 94010
  • Phone (650) 342-5193
  • Fax (650) 342-6964

Our schools have received 26 California Distinguished School Awards, 7 National Blue Ribbon Awards, and 29 Kent Awards for Innovative Programs. Our success is due to high quality staff, committed and involved families and community members, a supportive Board, a cohesive vision, and a strong commitment to excellence.
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More than two decades of research findings are unequivocal: the most important aspect of a school in terms of student learning is teacher quality, and our teachers are among the best!

Students in K-2 have access to a reading specialist. 3rd-5th grade students participate in our Innovation Labs where they create and explore. K-5 students participate in music classes, and 4th-8th grade students have access to instrument instruction. Spanish instruction begins in 4th grade, and Mandarin is offered in our middle school. All of our schools have a dedicated counselor, teacher librarian, physical educator, and more!

Through the generosity of donors, the Hillsborough Schools Foundation pledged $3.5 million to our schools for this school year. Last year's Fund-A-Need raised funds for traffic and safety. Thank you!
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