Philosophy of Heath School
Heath School is an academic and social community comprised of students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school promotes the four cores values of the Brookline Public Schools. These include respect for human differences, high academic achievement, excellence in teaching and collaborative relationships.
Respect for Human Differences
We celebrate the diversity within our community and value it as a resource in our school and community. Our students come to us from a variety of diverse racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students are treated fairly and respectfully.
High Academic Achievement
We promote high standards of academic achievement for all students. High academic achievement takes place when a child works to his/her fullest potential with the help and encouragement of teachers, parents, and other students. We are committed to providing a range of instructional strategies that address children’s different learning styles and needs.
Excellence in Teaching
Excellent teaching is at the heart of the school system. Our teachers strive to encourage broad student participation, inspire enthusiasm for learning, empower children to take academic risks and encourage children to put forth their best efforts.
We actively promote collaborative relationships among all members of our school community. Children are most successful in school when they see all of the important adults in their lives working together in a collaborative way.
We are committed to identifying and eliminating barriers to educational achievement in our school. We follow Brookline's policies and create practices that are fair and just and provide educational opportunities to ensure that every student, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or economic status, meets our standards for achievement, participation and growth.