Hillcrest's core beliefs are rooted in the following values:
Community – We understand how our actions benefit the collective and thereby benefit each of us because we are part of the collective.
Collaboration – We understand that we will accomplish more together than we can individually.
Equity – We believe that our work must be about overserving the underserved through culturally responsive instructional resources and approaches that validate and affirm historically marginalized learners; then, building and bridging to ever increasing access to rigorous teaching and learning for school success.
Innovation – We always seek new experiences and ways of being and doing to address critical issues and solve problems.
Accountability – We believe in systematically and fairly recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of students, teachers, and staff as well as acknowledging the failures of the school as a whole.
Well-being – We are committed to creating safe and loving physical and emotional spaces for all stakeholders so that cooperation and conflict occur constructively, our health is maximized, and harm is minimized and/or repaired.