Hill Top Preparatory School is proud to announce a major building on campus was named in honor of the school’s founders Dr. Elissa Fisher and the late Reverend James Fisher. Dr. Fisher is renowned for her pioneering work in education for students with learning disabilities and for founding Hill Top as a groundbreaking resource for struggling students and their families. Reverend Fisher served as the school’s first Director of Counseling Services which continues to serve as a critical component of the school’s unique curriculum.
Fisher Hall stands across from Bates-Bristol Hall, the school’s main building and has served in numerous capacities over the years including as the former Middle School building. Today, Upper School classes are held in the building.
The commemoration coincides with Hill Top Prep’s 50th anniversary celebration and took place immediately following the annual back to school cookout on Friday, September 24, 2021, The school opened in 1971, operating in classrooms on Cabrini University’s campus, eventually moving to its current location on South Ithan Avenue in 1976.
Hill Top Prep Headmaster Thomas W. Needham thinks this is the perfect occasion to honor the school’s founders.
Needham believes, “Without the Fishers’ vision and tireless work, there would be no Hill Top Prep. By naming a building on campus after the Fishers we aim to cement their impact and legacy on campus for years to come.”