Derekh Eretz—How We Treat Each Other
At Hillel, pursuit of academic excellence is built upon the foundation of derekh eretz, respectful interpersonal relations. The entire school community—students, educators, staff, and parents—seeks to act in ways that reflect kindness, caring and concern; to use language that is respectful and sensitive; and to always treat each other with respect.
Every day at Hillel, as our students act with derekh eretz, they learn the importance of taking responsibility for their actions. Through clearly defined expectations, and rational consequences, our students mature into self-directed young people who possess a well-developed sense of judgment and self-control. Our goal is to create and maintain a community of Jewish learners who value their place in our school.