Rick Swanson, Principal, Hingham High School
This promises to be an exciting year of renewal and progress at Hingham High School (HHS). A year ago at this time, HHS was preparing to host a team of fifteen educators from across New England as part of the decennial accreditation process. Today, we’re newly accredited after receiving a report that validated and affirmed the many strengths of our school. At the same time, we’re eager to address the key recommendations from that report and move ever closer to achieving our full potential. In doing so, we’ll rely both on the wisdom of accomplished leaders (especially our legendary superintendent, who enters the final year of a remarkable career) and the energy provided by many new staff members. HHS begins the year with seven new teachers, a new school psychologist, and a new adjustment counselor, not to mention fourteen new para-educators. Even the football team will take to the gridiron this fall with a new coaching staff that has already generated enormous enthusiasm and high hopes. Our school district has long benefited from stable leadership alongside the sustained excellence of outstanding veteran teachers. Bolstered this year by an unusually large (and talented!) corps of new staff members, that trend will no doubt continue. And we can’t wait to get started!
The mission of Hingham High School is to graduate students with the academic, civic, social, and personal skills necessary to become productive, responsible members of a democratic and ever-changing global society. With the support and involvement of the community, Hingham High School will engage all students in a challenging, well-balanced educational program complemented by co-curricular activities.