Hillbrook School: Who We Are
OUR MISSION & VISION
Hillbrook provides an extraordinary educational experience that fosters a love of learning in our students and helps them develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve their highest individual potential in school and in life. At Hillbrook, students are known, respected, and valued as individuals, and every day is a journey of self-discovery, imaginative thinking, creative problem solving, laughter, and friendship.
Inspire students to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world.
OUR CORE VALUES
BE YOUR BEST.
OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Every Hillbrook student understands they have voice and agency, and can determine for themselves what difference they will make in the world.
Our curriculum is challenging, flexible, and anchored in standards – it’s designed to keep bodies active and minds engaged as our students sharpen their skills and broaden their understanding of the world, their communities, and themselves.
We believe that the best learning happens through doing. The real world is a cross-disciplinary place–and so are our classrooms. Our curriculum is designed to provide authentic activities and explorations which overlap and connect in unexpected ways. There is a point, purpose, and takeaway to every learning activity–no work for work’s sake.
We design learning with a “low floor and a high ceiling” so each student has their own entry point, and there is infinite potential for complexity, skill-sharpening, and mastery.
We foster an equitable daily classroom experience in which every student can access the curriculum in a way that provides a meaningful learning experience. No matter where our students are in their educational journeys, they can expect to be appropriately challenged, authentically engaged, and wholly supported by their teachers.
- Catch up on Curriculum Connections - Written by Director of Teaching and Learning, Ilsa Dohmen, each Curriculum Connection blog provides weekly periscope into our classrooms across our two campuses.