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Quest Elementary School
225 West Ave
Hilton, New York 14468
585-392-1000 ext. 6100
FAX 585-392-1065
410 students in Gr. K-6


Hilton Schools

Quest Elementary School
225 West Ave
Hilton, New York 14468
585-392-1000 ext. 6100
FAX 585-392-1065

Hilton's K-6 Quest Elementary School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme [IB-PYP].  Children from families residing in any location in the Hilton CSD are eligible to attend Quest.  An application is required.

Quest Elementary Application & IB-PYP     

Quest Community Handbook
Parent Newsletters Questions & Answers 

Staff Directory 

Quest Elementary students are grouped in four age-ranges creating a multi-age environment where children work together and grow at a pace that is developmentally-appropriate within a structured learning community. Among the many school wide activities, Quest Elementary intermediate students annually present an Exhibition where they research an issue of importance and use that knowledge to help take action in their community and world.  Students meet with mentors and/or teachers to ask questions, request information, go on field trips, etc. Guided inquiry is instructional strategy used throughout the school as a vehicle for learning.  Teachers tap into studentsí knowledge and experiences and lead them through a hands-on process of exploring, questioning, researching and communicating new understandings.

Parents are active partners including volunteers in classrooms, participating in the Parent/Teacher/Student Organization, helping in the Library/Media Center or simply coming in to see the wonderful things going on in the classroom.  We believe that parents as well as students should have direct input and responsibility in establishing academic, social and work-habit goals.  We believe in using authentic means of assessment. Welcome to Quest, a school with both a history and a future!

Foreign Language Learning in Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration

Library/Media Center


Quest Application Process

Quest Library Catalog

Quest PTSO Web

What is IB?


Interim Principal Karen Spillman

585-392-1000 ext. 6100

IB Specialist Andrea Geglia

585-392-1000 ext. 6119


Quest  News & Updates

Quest students celebrate an authentic Thanksgiving  More photos  A trip to the creek behind Quest Elementary School on Nov. 18 for the annual Quest Feast was like traveling back to the 1600s.   - read more -

Hilton students contribute work to illustrate peaceful solutions for diverse environments   Hilton reading teacher Melanie Krebs and retired reading specialist Margie Emler presented the work of Hilton High School and Quest Elementary School students  - read more -

Hilton students and area veterans join together to observe Veterans Day  More photos  Students from Merton Williams Middle School, Village Elementary School and Quest Elementary School, local veterans and officials participated in a moving ceremony on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Community Center gazebo to honor those who have served our country.    - read more -

Donate your gently-used musical instruments  Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Unfortunately, not all parents can afford the cost of renting or purchasing a musical instrument for their beginning music student.   - read more -

YMCA School-Age Child Care in Hilton Schools   Hilton CSD elementary students may attend before and after school childcare at Northwood and Quest.  - read more


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