City on a Hill prepares students to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. The school fosters in its students a curiosity for life-long learning, the habits of hard work, and commitment to public service. City on a Hill emphasizes the responsibility of educated citizens to question, to act, and to avoid complacency.
Every Friday the City on a Hill school community gathers together for its weekly town meeting. During this meeting a debate is run by students according to the Robert’s Rules of Order. Debate topics range from possible school changes to issues that are affecting the nation.
All freshmen are enrolled in a civics class, in which they learn extensively about the constitution and the laws of the United States. Students in this class are required to pass a test that is modeled after the test that is given to all new U.S. citizens.
City Project & Community Service:
All students graduate having successfully completed this capstone course at City on a Hill. The course requires extensive research of an identified local issue, a written paper encapsulating their findings, 100-hours of service at a related site, and an oral presentation of their results. Each year, all eligible students also register to vote and complete a community service Project.