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The Liberty Bell: An American Symbol of Freedom, Even for our Charter School

July 18, 2023
The Liberty Bell is cracked; almost everyone knows this. But do you know how this State House bell was transformed into the extraordinary symbol it is today? Classical school students will learn this significant history. In 1751, the Pennsylvania assembly…

An Open Letter to Grosse Pointe Residents from The Hill Pointe School

July 11, 2023
New Evidence shows success of public charter schools. Why does GPPSS leadership continue to oppose this PUBLIC SCHOOL option for our community? Sample of findings from the national Stanford *CREDO III pivotal study: “Looking at year-to-year academic progress from 2015…

Classical Education: What is it?

May 14, 2023
According to the philosophy of classical education, the humanities and the sciences are equally important in classical education. Our approach at The Hill Pointe School is deeper and more fundamental than a STEM school approach, which is more akin to…

Why Public School Should Want School Choice

April 14, 2023
We at The Hill Pointe School are adamant supporters of school choice in public education. As a charter school and a Hillsdale Member Candidate School, we know that it can be a challenge finding the school that best serves your…
The Hill Pointe School Project Board

Information for our Opening Date at The Hill Pointe School

February 14, 2023
Dear Parents and Supporters of The Hill Pointe School, Most of you have seen our announcement of the decision to push our school’s opening to September 2024 via the January newsletter. Also, the Grosse Pointe News covered this news in an article last week. We…

America the Beautiful at The Hill Pointe School

January 10, 2023
Are you familiar with the story behind our beloved song, “America the Beautiful”? The source of inspiration was Katharine Lee Bates’ hiking trip to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado in 1893. She and fellow teachers from Colorado College…
The Hill Pointe School board members take a picture in a conference with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

The Hill Pointe School Board Meets Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

November 3, 2022
Members of The Hill Pointe School Founders Board were invited to a roundtable discussion at the Protect Parents’ Rights event in St. Clair Shores on October 14. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey was on hand as educators and parents shared their…

Classical Education Inspires Wonder in Your Home

November 3, 2022
Wonder comes easily to children. They love to ask questions and understand the way things work. Those of you with toddlers in the “Why?” phase know this to be especially true. They’ll ask why they can’t have a third cup…
Two students sit as the bottom of the stairs in the library to read to one another.

Personal Virtues at The Hill Pointe School

October 12, 2022
Children learn what they live. If they learn in a classical school environment that promotes and models virtue while engaging in a time-tested curriculum, these children become people not only who have a sense of community but also who think…
Image of three children building a tower from counting cubes in their classroom.

How are Virtues Incorporated into a Classical Curriculum?

October 12, 2022
At its core, classical education embraces the concept of educating the whole child through a content-rich, virtue-rich education. Children are seen as human beings, not their standardized test scores. In a classroom environment where virtues are equally as important as…