Our Values

Children come first. We put children’s needs before our own. The well-being and achievement of children is our highest priority, and all our decisions are based on what’s best for them.
We revere teachers. Schools should be designed to respect, nurture, and support teachers in every way possible. The greatest role models in our community are master teachers, and we believe that no calling is more noble.
Team before individual. We approach our work with humility rather than seeking the limelight. We treat one another with kindness and put the interests of the group above those of the individual.
We’re continually improving. We take initiative to continually improve everything, every day. We are relentless about excellence and a strong work ethic.
We’re continually learning. We believe that great teachers are always learning, so we put in the time and effort to maximize our own development.
We listen thoughtfully to one another. Real communication happens here—and the most important part is listening. By truly hearing one another and assuming the best of one another, we work through disagreements and difficult situations. We use email judiciously, and never for conversation.
Everyone here is an entrepreneur. We banish roadblocks and minimize bureaucratic nonsense. So when a problem arises, we’re able to talk to each other, figure out a solution, and implement it fast.
We’re positive. We energize each other with positive talk, attitudes, and actions. We don’t engage in negativity, complaining, arrogance, divisiveness, or gossip.
We hold ourselves accountable for results. We take ownership of our work and assume personal accountability for student achievement. We do not believe in blame or excuses—as individuals and as a team—just results and hard work.
We are passionate and driven to attain excellence. We are not satisfied with incremental gains. We work for social justice with seriousness and a sense of urgency. We are resilient even in times of stress, because our work is a sacred calling.

Opportunities at HVA

Teachers

A profoundly unique opportunity for smart, hardworking teachers who are deeply committed to progressive education.

Leadership

Our leaders are humble and experienced, with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for instructional excellence.

Operations

This team takes pride in doing whatever it takes to support our teachers and leaders with efficient systems and logistical genius.

Shared Services

Hardworking, motivated self-starters work across our system in support of teachers and students.

Entry Level Positions & Internships

From teaching residencies to operations interns, we have plenty of opportunities for recent graduates looking to learn from and contribute to our community.