Assume good will
We know that each person is committed to Hillbrook’s Vision and Mission and that we all share the same goal - to help each child reach their highest potential in school and in life.
Come from your own experience
Each person has unique perspectives and experiences, and we make our community stronger when we share those perspectives with others. As a community, we value “I messages” and lived experiences, and do not expect people to represent other people’s voices or ideas.
Be more curious than certain
We believe that our community is made stronger when we suspend judgment and strive to learn with and from each other. By practicing a growth mindset, we model for each other that all of us, no matter what age or stage in life, can continue to grow and learn.
Hold yourself and others capable
As a school, we believe in each person’s ability to be their best as we manage the complexity of living with each other in community. We avoid avoidance, fight the urge to triangulate when faced with difficult problems, and lean into hard conversations, knowing that addressing conflicts directly helps us grow stronger as individuals and as a community.