What We Stand For

Our Mission

Through an equitable, high-quality education and trusting relationships, all Holyoke students develop the skills and access the opportunities to graduate high school prepared for life, career, and college.

Our Vision

HPS is a high-performing school system where students reach their full potential, educators inspire, families are partners, and the community thrives.

Core Beliefs

  • Students are at the center of everything we do. 

  • Every child can and will learn.

  • School is a joyful place of discovery, support, and belonging.

  • Students and staff hold high expectations for themselves and each other.

  • Trusting relationships lead to successful partnerships.

  • Our equity commitments are enacted in our daily work.

Equity Commitments

  • We intentionally build a community that is anti-racist, inclusive, and culturally responsive.

  • We ensure that students, families, and staff get the support they need to be successful.

  • We seek out and incorporate the voices of those impacted, with a commitment to include those who have been excluded in the past. 

  • We promote access and inclusion for all students, staff, and families.

  • We respect, embrace, and honor the diversity of our students, families, staff, and community.

  • We reflect on our own behavior to minimize harm to others.

  • We create a culture of acceptance and empathy so that everyone feels valued and is able to contribute to our community’s success.