Skill Practice and Summer Reading

Summertime skill practice doesn't have to be a slog - the deepest, most impactful learning is active and hands-on, with infinite potential for complexity, skill-sharpening, and mastery.

Hillbrook's Educational Philosophy

Rising JK/K (phonemic awareness lessons for rising K)

Rising 1st/2nd (phonemic awareness lessons for rising 1st & 2nd)

Rising 3rd/4th 
Rising 5th/6th 
Rising 7th/8th 
Anti-racism Reading (Assorted Ages)
Antiracist Reading recommendations by Age (Curated by Bookshop Santa Cruz; lists for ages 4 years to adult)
Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race (Curated by Embrace Race; 20 picture books for JK-upper elementary)
43 Antiracist Books for Educators (adult readings; curated by Culturally Responsive Leadership)

“Hillbrook STUCO is a group composed of students from 5th-8th grade, who represent the students’ experience and create community within Hillbrook. This group will change the school and students for the better.” - Hillbrook STUCO Purpose Statement
Peer-elected representatives serve as a liaison between the student body, the school administration, and the faculty. The organization is also responsible for providing students with a working knowledge of the government and election process. These responsibilities help bring leadership to life, and we actively encourage our students to get active, practice raising their voices for causes and initiatives that matter to them, and stay involved.

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

300 Marchmont Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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