Philosophy

Hillside provides a challenging, college preparatory program centered on recognizing, appreciating, and sharing gifts with one another.  We encourage students as they:

  • Hone their critical thinking abilities, develop academic skills, and strive for excellence
  • Risk mistakes – since errors are stepping stones to creativity and learning
  • Participate in a nurturing, respectful, supportive environment
  • Explore feelings and choose responsible actions
  • Discover their own gifts and celebrate the gifts of others

We believe that the development of creative, compassionate, critically thinking individuals is the highest goal of the school. Youth need a central set of ethical values to give them the strength to be unique.  Hillside integrates these values within an inspiring core curriculum.