The twenty-first century is defined by a growing global society that challenges intolerance and values differences as a way to enrich and deepen our world.
Our Commitment To Inclusivity
We are an intentionally diverse community committed to a unified vision - to inspire students to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world. We believe that in order to achieve this vision, our community needs to reflect the diversity of Silicon Valley, including but not limited to diversity in socioeconomic status, family structure, race, ethnicity, learning abilities, gender, belief systems, and sexual orientation.
At Hillbrook, we see inclusivity as core subject matter and believe students learn best in an inclusive environment where every child has a voice. Every individual - child and adult - comes to Hillbrook with a unique identity and a singular experience. The greater our differences, the greater our opportunity for deep understanding. We want Hillbrook to be a safe, comfortable space for children to learn about obvious and subtle differences in themselves and others.
Our community works together to create a climate of mutual respect. We lean into the sometimes complex and challenging conversations about inclusivity because we believe that the growth of a community and learner is continual, and striking a careful balance between individuality and community can be difficult work. We are committed to inclusivity as an ongoing process that ultimately makes Hillbrook stronger, and that prepares our students to develop into responsible citizens.
About HERO at Hillbrook
HERO is a student group which focuses on and advocates for the LGBT+* community. It also supports other minority groups which face discrimination. At HERO, you are recognized as an individual and welcomed to be all of who you are. Our goal is to ensure all voices and perspectives in the Hillbrook community are heard, appreciated, and accepted.
* LGBT+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other identifiers. The “+” includes allies, queer, questioning, intersex, and the full spectrum of sexual orientations.
The Hillbrook Diversity and Inclusivity Glossary is a collection of terms commonly used in diversity work. Hillbrook faculty and staff came together to look at these terms and tailored them to the unique needs of our child and adult communities at Hillbrook. Each term has both a standard and child-centric definition including examples and explanations to allow for deeper understanding across all age groups.