Families are at the heart of the HHA mission and form the core of the school community. Family adults are encouraged, first and foremost, to be active participants in their child’s education. They have daily communication with their child’s teacher and are encouraged to continue classroom studies at home. They assist in classroom learning when possible, accompany classes on field trips, attend monthly meetings, and participate on committees.

HHA remains true to its mission as a small school program with just two classes per grade. We believe that small learning communities are better for children and encourage more support from family adults. At HHA, family adults walk their children into the classroom and greet the teacher each day. Family adults work together to help plan and support the classroom learning. Most importantly, children feel the support of not only their own family adults, but those of their classmates as well. Our teachers stress learning not only in school, but learning in life.