social skills & service groups
Learning to lead is an essential skill every person can use along their life path. Leadership skills combine strong communication, generating enthusiasm, collaboration and task management. At Hill School, we provide our students numerous opportunities to gain leadership experience. From student government positions, and community projects for Middle and Upper school students to our athletic program and performing arts.
Additionally, participation in student learning symposiums (eg: Shelton School’s annual Ethics Symposium) outside of Hill are practice grounds for our emerging leaders. Student travel in the Upper School provides opportunities for independence and exploration of the world where solo leadership skills can be practiced.
In the community
From partnering with TCU’s ANSERS Institute on math research studies to holiday singing programs for neighboring senior centers, Hill School connects and engages in collective learning with local organizations. Continuing a strong bond with LinkED, originally housed at Hill School, our teachers have professional development opportunities, our students have access to diagnostic and aptitude testing, and our administration has partners in learning to help shape Hill School’s program for the future.
TCU’s College of Education
Hill School’s long-lasting partnership with Texas Christian University’s College of Education and their graduate student program continues to highly benefit our students on campus. The Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic graduate students spend one-on-one time with our lower, middle, and upper school students multiple days a week to work on receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills. They also coordinate and facilitate social groups each week to build community and peer relationships. In addition, TCU’s Special Education graduate students work closely with our lower school students on their reading, writing, and mathematics in order to support their needs both inside and outside of the classroom.