Philosophy

Hillside Student Community School Eastside community charter school

Youth need a central set of ethical values to give them the strength to be unique. Hillside is invested in cultivating the gifts of our students so they can share them with the world in meaningful ways. The development of creative, compassionate, critically thinking individuals is the highest goal of our school. Our students not only learn to think critically and write effectively, but also gain a sense of confidence in their ability to be unapologetically creative.

We provide a challenging college preparatory program centered on recognizing, appreciating, and sharing gifts with one another.  Hillside integrates the values below within an inspiring core curriculum. We encourage students as they:

  • Hone their critical thinking abilities and 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

Top-Rated 5-12 Preparatory School Education for Dedicated Students on Seattle’s Eastside

Serving the Needs of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Newcastle, Kingsgate & Issaquah