Hillbrook's Philosophy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity education at Hillbrook School, in collaboration with the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship, prepares students to see the world as it is, imagine what it might be, and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build a more equitable and just future. Every day, in all domains of the school, we strive to make sure that our students are known, respected, and valued. We teach children that actively addressing inequity and taking action against injustice are the most profound ways to make meaningful differences in our communities.
At Hillbrook, each student will: 
  • Develop positive social identities and express their membership in multiple groups with confidence and healthy self-esteem, while also affirming the value and dignity of others who identify similarly and/or differently. 
  • See their own identities reflected in our school curriculum and culture, which may encompass socioeconomic status, family structure, race, ethnicity, religion, learning abilities, body size/appearance, gender, belief systems, sexual orientation.
  • Look outside themselves to know, respect, and value the identities of others, studying especially the experiences and accomplishments of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented groups.
  • Understand how equality (sameness) and equity (fairness) are related but different and apply learned tools and skills to recognize biases and dismantle injustices through activism in our community, cultures, and systems.
  • Learn the Scott Center’s 6 Pillars of Social Entrepreneurship Education— Story, Finance, Design, Civics, Systems, and Agency— to partner with local and global communities to ignite positive change.

At Hillbrook, cultural competency is the willingness to see oneself situated in a complex and diverse world, to seek understanding and appreciation of difference, to develop empathy, and to challenge biases and discrimination. To this end, we commit to iterative examinations of our curriculum, programs, and resources while providing ongoing education for students through anti-bias and anti-racist practice and pedagogy in order to be our best and r
each beyond ourselves to make a difference in the world.



An independent Junior Kindergarten -8th grade school in Los Gatos since 1935

300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
 
 
(408) 356-6116 | info@hillbrook.org