Our History

Thank you for your interest in Hillsborough Private Schools. Towne and Country, our original name, has been a private education center in Orange County since 1968. The hallmark of Hillsborough School has remained unchanged since 1968 when Grace and Lloyd Blanchard, the founders, opened their first school. Their intent was and continues to be to ensure a challenging and enriching environment where children excel. Today teachers, parents, and students work together in a supportive partnership, helping to develop well-rounded individuals equipped with a solid foundation which will lead them into the future.

Mission & Philosophy

Hillsborough Private School provides a safe, developmentally appropriate, nurturing environment that promotes social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth, as well as a positive self-image and a love of learning.

We promote children to be a leader in the community for providing a strong foundation for future academic success. Our qualified teachers strive to foster an environment where children can learn and grow, while feeling safe and loved. Our goal is to be their home away from home offering an open door policy where all families are welcome.

Hillsborough values courtesy, cooperation, honesty, and respect for others and self. We practice these traits daily and in all areas of our school life. These values form the foundation of our school, along with the belief that together we are providing leadership for the community and our society both now and in the future.

Director’s Message

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to Hillsborough Private School. Our goal at Hillsborough is to challenge the students academically, help them grow socially, emotionally and guide them to be independent life-long learners. As a team, we are committed to doing all we can to make each school year a successful experience for every student.

Research and experience shows us that parent involvement is directly related to a child’s success in school. To maximize your child’s success, please emphasize the importance of education through the following:

  • Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
  • Keep absences to a minimum.
  • Keep in contact with your child’s teacher.
  • Read to your child and engage with them daily by asking them about their day.

I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students. Thank you so much for your support and commitment to your child’s education.