Progressive Education at HVA

Social Justice

We believe a complete education includes the nurturing of a strong ethical sensibility, a commitment to social justice, and an interest in using one’s life to advance the greater good. But students do not learn this from a textbook; they do not learn to care about society from a lecture. These values ensue naturally from a school environment in which they are authentically lived and modeled on a daily basis. Therefore, our schools strive to create a culture that reflects the ethical and nurturing community in which we want our children to live.
“I Care and I am Willing to Serve”
HVA High students recite the famous Marian Wright Edelman poem “I Care and I Am Willing to Serve” and discuss what they are doing to bring about social change in their communities.

HVA teachers discuss social justice in education