We are so lucky to have a school like this in our community. The teachers are actually invested in what their students are learning, and they approach education in a way that's progressive, student-centered, and thoughtful. Our kids are being taught how to *think* not just how to recite a bunch of facts. The intellectual growth my child has experienced here has been so impressive.
My daughter went to HGS for a 1.5 years. She was an excellent student, but was having mental illness issues. Instead of providing positive support for her, HGS just tried to distance themselves from her as fast as they could. Although the teachers are great, Erick, the Head of School, is the worst type of person to lead such a school. He alienated my daughter and wouldn't even let her communicate with her teachers. I'm not sure how any really good teacher could work under his administration, I know I couldn't.
Teachers are at the very core of what makes this school special. They are there because......THEY WANT TO BE THERE!! They want to make a difference in the lives of their students because they know it MATTERS. They are constantly figuring out ways to be more effective and best of all, they are allowed to make changes if warranted.