Kensington Hilltop School is a cooperative partnership of students, teachers, staff, and parents, working together to maintain a strong learning environment and a caring school community. Our school vision is to use this partnership to meet the academic and social needs of all students.
As a part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District, our teachers, students, and parents are dedicated to creating a learning environment in which children can acquire an excellent, comprehensive education from kindergarten through grade six. Our ethnic make-up is approximately 6% African-American, 7% Latino/Hispanic, 16% Asian, and 71% White. Our students speak approximately eight primary languages in addition to English. This rich and complex mix of backgrounds encourages interaction and mutual respect. We are united in a common goal: a distinguished education for all students.
We, as a professional staff, believe that all students should progress as far and as fast as their effort and ability allow. We ask all students to demonstrate their mastery of Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. We also expose our students to the visual and performing arts, computers, and physical education. All students have equal access to both core curriculum and supplemental programs. This is achieved through a commitment to excellence between the school and community. Working together, we use District, State, PTA, Dads’ Club, and Kensington Education Foundation (KEF) funds to meet the program goals set by the professional staff and approved by the School Site Council and KEF each year.
Finally, we care deeply for our students and use proven methods to provide a consistent, school-wide environment where they can grow and learn each day. We encourage the early attainment of problem-solving skills, conflict-management skills, and respectful, supportive relationships, as our children learn to meet the challenges of daily living in a school that has high expectations for behavior and academic excellence.