South Hillsborough Parent Group:

Opportunities for parental involvement in the district and at the school site are abundant, and our parents have always given generously of their time, attention, and money. Their efforts mean far more than the material benefits they bring; they make our students and teachers feel valued and important. Such feelings contribute directly to our educational excellence. In the 2013–2014 school year, parents and other community volunteers contributed thousands of hours directly to South School in the classrooms, in the library, helping with hot lunch, serving on committees, and assisting with special service and instructional projects and programs.

Parent volunteers shelve, check-out and check-in library books, serve as classroom volunteers and docents and help with many events such as the Colonial Fair, Science Fair, Reading Tigers, South STAR award presentations, Fathers and Friends Day, our Ice-Cream Social and Multicultural Day. Parents as well as community members speak to classes, read stories to young children, and share their occupational or scientific expertise. Through organizations such as the Parent Group, the School Site Council, and Parent Ed events, parents learn about activities and instructional programs at the school and set goals to raise student achievement and continually improve the school.

At the district level, thousands of additional volunteer hours are given to fund-raising events, sponsored by the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, such as the general campaign, tennis luncheon, dinner dance, and e-Scrip program. The Hillsborough Schools Foundation provides funds annually to the district in order to enhance the already excellent educational programs. These contributions allow us to enrich our student’s educational lives, and to be able to continually look for ways to be even better.

South eHandbook:
South School and the South Parent Group have created an eHandbook to provide information about the South School policies and guidelines.


    • 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.
Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

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!
Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

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Interested in current district discussions, view Superintendent Reports here.

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