School Culture

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School climate refers to the school's effects on students, including teaching practices; diversity; and the relationships among administrators, teachers, parents, and students.

School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share. A positive school climate and school culture promote students' ability to learn and we firmly believe that establishing this is not a one-person job. We invite all families to be a daily, constant presence of positivity in our buildings and school community-- with an equal voice in the decisions that impact your children and a helping hand in the happenings and events that make our school special.

Research shows that family engagement is a strong predictor of positive student outcomes in the near term and provides long-term benefits to students, families, educational systems, and communities...and Highlander is a community.

There are many ways you can get involved and we'd love to hear your ideas on how we can strengthen our Highlander village.

To talk about your ideas for school culture contact:

jpiciotti@hc.school for Lower School grades pre-k through 6

jblanco@hc.school for Middle School grades 7-8

mwillard@hc.school for High School grades 9-12