Saint Hilary School was again selected as a partner school in the Challenge Success Program at Stanford University for the 2017-2018 academic year. It is an honor to be selected once again for such an incredible opportunity for our entire school community.
Challenge Success is a coordinated program that helps schools, parents, and students develop models of success that align with what is known about children’s needs. The program was founded by Dr. Madeline Levine, a psychologist with over 25 years experience, Dr. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education, and Jim Lodbell, an educational consultant with expertise in curriculum design and parent education.
Throughout the process, key stakeholders from our school, including administration, teachers, parents and students, met with interdisciplinary experts from Stanford University who then visited our campus and classrooms to provide insights on how our professional learning community can grow.
Through Challenge Success, our teachers are exposed to high-quality professional development opportunities providing them the latest and best practices for teaching for engagement (the key to real learning); our curriculum is evaluated to make sure our students are getting the most out of their valuable hours on campus; our homework policies examined to make sure we’re “making homework work.” For example, what is the purpose of homework? How much is too much? Our parents were are exposed to child-centered research supporting their children’s healthy emotional development.
Please visit the Challenge Success website at www.challengesuccess.org to learn more about the healthiest and most effective strategies to increase our children/ student’s well-being, engagement, and integrity. We look forward to continuing our partnership for the 2018-2019 school year.
Saint Hilary School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 Archdioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process.
In 2014, Saint Hilary School was successfully granted a Full 6-Year Accreditation, the highest accreditation possible by WCEA/WASC.
Apple Distinguished School
Saint Hilary School is the proud recipient of the Apple Distinguished Program, a special designation reserved for educational organizations that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership and for programs that integrate Apple technology in education and meet best practices: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.
Saint Hilary School’s Technology Program's innovative integration of technology engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. The school's Technology program supports the way students live and how they want to learn. Saint Hilary's tech program features class-specific applications in all grades, and beginning in 2016-2017 the school will deploy a new 1:1 iPad 2.0 Air program for grades K-8. All the classrooms have wireless connectivity to display student projects and presentations from their iPads.
Read more about our Technology program under the Academics Section.
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