Deanna G. Taylor's Mission & Vision Statements

The mission of the Hillside Public Schools is to provide all students the knowledge and skills needed to be successful, engaged citizens; citizens that contribute to the vitality of an ever-changing world through rigorous academic, culturally responsive, instructional student support programs. Hillside programs seek to strengthen character, cultivate innovation, and foster leadership.

At Deanna Taylor Academy we partner with the community to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations and success for our multicultural learners. We promote respect and acceptance to celebrate the differences that make us unique. Our school provides a safe, structured, caring, and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is nurtured by positive relationships with students and staff that are dedicated to developing independent thinkers who will thrive in a rapidly changing and technologically advanced society. We embrace the relationship amongst parents, teachers, and community members, to be actively involved in our students’ learning.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to ensure all students in the Hillside Public Schools are provided a world class education that propels them into successful futures.

Our Core Values:

All students can and will learn.

We believe every child is a genius and can achieve at high levels through hard work, creativity, persistence, and support from others.

High-quality instruction and curricula opportunities is central to our work.

We believe in offering students academically challenging curricula experiences with high quality researched based support and practices from caring adults. 

Schools are learning organizations.

We believe an organization that learns together-grows together and its imperative to model lifelong learning.

Parents and families are our partners.

We believe in providing opportunities for impactful collaboration between parents and community partners that fosters student success.

Equity.  We believe in removing any barriers that impede the success of all children.