Mission & Philosophy

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and challenge each child to become a responsible, positive, self-disciplined individual who is a life-long learner and leader and to nurture, inspire, and challenge the unique academic, personal, and social growth of each child while instilling the values of respect, responsibility, self-discipline, and service to our community.
We seek to promote the enduring habits of intellectual curiosity, appreciation for the arts, physical fitness, international knowledge and understanding, environmental stewardship, and respect for self and others.
Habits of inquiry, independent thinking, and imagination are fostered through a rich and rigorous academic program with high expectations that challenges students to maximize their abilities.
The goal is for students to leave Hilldale strong in character, well prepared for further education, determined to fully develop their own gifts, and ready to share those gifts generously with the wider community.

Philosophy

We believe that children learn best in an environment in which they are challenged to maximize their abilities, where individuality and diversity are treasured and nurtured, where students are actively engaged in the learning process, and where they are encouraged to act with self-discipline and to care about and respond to the needs of others and the community. We believe each child is unique, with distinct interests and abilities to be affirmed, developed and shared. With this in mind, Hilldale School is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience which addresses the whole child, preparing our students for the world they face today and will face tomorrow, as successful and contributing leaders and members of society.