Hillside Innovation Academy

Principal's Message

At Hillside Innovation Academy, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive learning community that encourages intellectual curiosity, personal growth, and the pursuit of excellence. Our commitment to nurturing both academic achievement and character development lies at the heart of everything we do.

As we enter the third year of our founding, we will continue to address our role, drive and why keeping with the theme of Cultivating Equity, Wellness and Excellence. Our role towards cultivating equity will be defined by our commitment to ensure that each scholar can participate in a rigorous and relevant curriculum, offering advanced coursework and by exposing scholars to integrated learning experiences with our university and corporate partners. We will continue to engage in continuous reflection, making certain that our teaching practices are inclusive and culturally responsive. We will embrace and celebrate the diversity that exists within our school and the world.

We remain staunch in creating an environment that is built on respect, is supportive and emphasizes the value of community and relationships. Wellness will be cultivated through programming that promotes collaboration, not only among scholars and staff, but to include our partners in education and the larger school community. We will be purposeful in providing opportunities for scholars to practice the core competencies of social and emotional wellness, fostering empowered, productive, responsible, and self-directed learners and citizens - all of which will allow them to achieve their highest potential. 

We remain committed to cultivating a community of excellence by delivering instruction that is innovative, promotes scholar agency, sparks curious, creative, and exceptional thinkers. It is through this lens that we will produce intellectually disciplined scholars with the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to novel, meaningful tasks, while considering multiple perspectives. Our scholars will leave our doors prepared to compete academically in high school and for success in college and for 21st century careers. 

We look forward to sharing our passion for education and our dedication to creating a positive and impactful learning environment with you. Feel free to navigate through the various sections of our website to discover more about our curriculum, extracurricular activities, faculty, and the numerous opportunities that await you here. We also encourage you to stay connected with us via our newsletters and the district’s social media channels and newsletters to stay up to date on the latest news, events, and achievements within the Hillside Public School District.

Here's to an inspiring journey of learning and growth together!

Dr. Nicole Silva, Principal

Hillside Innovation Academy

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