Parents' Guide to

Strange Hill High

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Innovative animation with a few spooky bits is fun for kids.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Innovative presentation and progressive positive ethos

The dynamic animation style, catchy theme, and engaging characters are very attractive to young kids. The plots and dialogue are exciting and irreverent and have a surreal humour. Underneath it all are some very worthwhile life lessons about taking responsibility, the value of friendship, how to manage stress. The stories use ‘spooky’ concepts to move the story along, and on occasion might be a bit scary for younger or more sensitive children.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Funny, weird, and adventurous

This show was a bit strange at first, but it is silly, fun, with a lot of adventures, and mystery solving.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Created by Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama), Strange Hill High is a fun series for any kid who's ever imagined that his teacher has superpowers or that there's some unseen force sabotaging his school work. Set in a high school filled with bizarre characters and promising adventure at every turn, these stories will give kids a lot to like. The fact that they keep the scares light-hearted and the violence to a minimum (and even then there's no blood to speak of) makes it a safe pick for young kids as well as tweens.

On the other hand, the stories are short on any standout positive behavioral models since they're often driven by Mitchell's half-baked plans to skip out on work in some way. Kids who make the effort will see that each of these attempts winds up in some absurd disaster, and they may be able to derive a lesson from that, but imparting wisdom isn't what this show sets out to do. As this kind of series goes, though, Strange Hill High's creative animation style, intriguing characters, and witty writing will appeal to a range of ages.

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