“Hillsboro is an amazing school with wonderful leadership, faculty and families.”

A Message from Our Founder

I am delighted to welcome you to The Hillsboro School! I want to thank you for coming to our website and learning more about us. We are excited to offer a school based on how children learn. As you think about where you want your child to go to school, I want to encourage you to consider three questions:

  • How are children learning?
  • How are children treated?
  • How do students see the adults in their community engaging?

Where children go to school affects

  • how they view learning and themselves,
  • how they relate to others, and
  • how they define what it means to live in a community.

The school you choose for your child will make a difference in who they become. We help our students understand the world as they develop the knowledge that the world is our school. We emphasize real-world applications so they experience how their learning contributes to society. We believe children should receive a strong experiential, inquiry based education, be treated with respect, and see daily models of teachers and parents working together as we build the best possible school. We are a small community committed to investing in future generations. Get a feel for us by reading our information, perusing our website, and visiting us, but be sure to meet with those in our community to learn about what makes our culture and environment so decidedly different! We look forward to hearing from you and learning together.


Dr. Melinda Bray
School Board Member and Co-Founder
The Hillsboro School