Simply put, a good school is about good teachers—teachers who love their students and their subjects. Hillsdale Member Schools hire and train great teachers while offering them the support and freedom to excel at their craft.
As the most important part of Hillsdale classical schools, teachers are answering the high calling of imparting civilization—language, knowledge, and virtue—to the next generation. Teachers craft their own lessons, and they are given the authority and respect to manage their classrooms. They are supported by school leaders and fellow teachers at their campus and beyond who seek to improve their craft together and who desire to share in a community of academic discipline, knowledge, and wonder.
Teaching for Love
At the most basic level, the essential purposes of teaching are love of the subject and love of students.. Highlands Classical Academy will seek teachers that radiate these qualities—teachers who desire to know and to share that knowledge with students.
We want to get back to fundamentals, to teaching and education as they were meant to be.
Teaching for Knowledge & Virtue
Highlands Classical Academy will offer a robust education in the liberal arts and sciences that will cultivate students in moral character and civic virtue. Our school will work in the pursuit of the highest things—of truth, goodness, and beauty. Our teachers will work from a stable and strong curricular foundation that elevates and encourages the particular abilities of each teacher while ensuring a common framework for student development.
Teaching With Support
Hillsdale College provides teachers at its Member Schools with a variety of training and resource opportunities, including the following:
Extensive on-site professional development for new schools
Monthly conference calls, led by K-12 Education staff and master teachers in our network
An online library of curriculum and pedagogical resources
Annual Conference in American Classical Education for all Member School teachers and staff, held at Hillsdale College
Regular newsletters featuring updates, links to resources, and tips throughout the year
In-person visits and feedback from the Hillsdale K-12 Education staff
Connections to the network of teachers and staff at Hillsdale schools nationwide
The Hillsdale College annual conference, virtual support, in-person visits, and other initiatives help connect teachers to others like them across the country. Teachers can exchange ideas, see how another teacher or school works, and form a community with people doing the same important work.