Philosophy of Education


Hillsdale Academy represents a partnership among the students, parents, faculty, administration and staff. These partners are united in their commitment to the common objectives outlined in the Mission Statement.

Students and parents respect Hillsdale Academy teachers, as role models and instructors, for their commitment to truth and their genuine concern for children. Intelligence, creativity, responsibility and loyalty are characteristics of the faculty.

Parents expect and appreciate direct and regular communication from faculty regarding their children. Reciprocally, parents are responsive to suggestions from teachers and administrators for helping students.

The Headmaster, under the authority of Hillsdale College’s President and Provost, oversees the implementation of the Mission Statement in the school. In their capacities as policy-makers and community leaders, these administrators advance the Academy’s role as an institution dedicated to providing the best education for children.

Hillsdale Academy recognizes each child as an individual who, by virtue of his humanity, is in community with all the other children in the Academy, regardless of age. By providing moral and ethical standards, the Academy prepares its students to accept the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society that honors and respects its Maker. Every child is capable of achieving his potential to the fullest extent when afforded respect, fairness, kindness, discipline and appropriate instruction.