East School Mission Statement

The mission of the East School is to foster personal academic growth through exploration and intellectual curiosity in a supportive and safe environment.  We are committed to nurturing a partnership among educators, family and community to cultivate a love of learning and to instill confidence and self-esteem. We strive to develop socially-responsible students who are kind and respectful to all.

Core Beliefs:

Fulfillment of individual potential

Respect for self and others

Civic Responsibility

Commitment to life-long learning

Service to others


The Mission of Hingham Schools

The mission of the Hingham Public Schools is to provide challenging and comprehensive educational programs in a safe and informative environment, enabling all students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success as local and global citizens.

In partnership with families and the community, the HPS strives to develop in students:

Academic excellence, including content knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving capacity

Habits of physical and emotional well-being, including a spirit of self-worth, resiliency, and adaptability

Personal responsibility, integrity, and active citizenship

Responsibility for the environment

Skillful and responsible use of technology

Respect for the diverse views and backgrounds of others

Collaborative engagement as a means of both learning and problem solving

Intellectual curiosity that motivates future learning

Creative expression through the fine, performing, and applied arts