Every member of our community, from our youngest to eldest students on campus, is encouraged to value kindness towards others and to embrace a global perspective that inspires our learners to reach beyond themselves and make a difference in the world.
This lies at the heart of our Service Learning philosophy, and begins with projects within our community, as our lower school students work together to clean the JK-2nd grade tricycles and middle schoolers organize an on-campus creek restoration project.
Extending their reach beyond Hillbrook, students can be found in Los Gatos classrooms working with children or volunteering with local organizations. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders embark on a transformative trip to Nicaragua, where they join together with international peers and utilize the making and woodworking skills they developed here at Hillbrook to build a school in Central America. Students in these grades can also embark on a bi-annual trip to China, where they have planned and led activities to enjoy with younger chidren attending a migrant worker school.
As our learners enjoy the fulfillment of sharing their time and energy with others, they strengthen their sense of accountability as world citizens and empower themselves as leaders for positive change.