• Dear Students, Staff and Parents:

    Welcome to Highland Falls Intermediate School!

    Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school. Here at HFIS, we live by the motto of R.I.S.E every day. Let me break down what that means:

    **R is for Respect**: We firmly believe that respect is a two-way street. It's not only about showing respect to people but also to the things around us. Respect is a core value we uphold within our community.

    **I is for Inclusion**: Inclusivity is a top priority for us. We work diligently to ensure that every student knows they belong here. No one is ever left out.

    **S is for Safety**: Safety is paramount to us, both physically and emotionally. We strive to create an environment where students feel safe to learn and express themselves.

    **E is for Excellence**: Excellence isn't just a goal; it's a habit we cultivate. We give our very best in everything we do, because we know that excellence is a journey, not a destination.

    Our commitment at HFIS is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that challenges, engages, and empowers our students. We believe in nurturing not only academic excellence but also encouraging artistic expression. Starting in 5th grade, all students have the opportunity to join our band and chorus, participate in school plays, and showcase their talents in concerts for the community.

    HFIS is not just about academics; it's a place where students can explore their interests and passions through various clubs and extracurricular activities, some of which start as early as third grade.

    We are excited to have you as part of our HFIS family, and we look forward to a year of growth, learning, and excellence together. If you have any questions or want to know more about what we offer, please don't hesitate to reach out.