message from the headmaster
It is a privilege to serve as the Headmaster of a school that exceeds expectations and where students are excelling at all levels and programs. Brook Hill provides a Christ-centered environment that engages the intellect, affirms and challenges the potential, and helps develop Christ-like character in each student. Top academics, championship athletics, enriching fine arts, beautiful facilities, and dedicated faculty are some of the many reasons we believe Brook Hill offers a one-of-a-kind education. Our goal is to honor Christ in all we do and to help parents with the task of preparing their children for the future while equipping them with a Biblical worldview. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a school that is accomplishing so much while following a vision that strives for continual improvement. The Brook Hill School refuses to settle for “average.” I am proud of all that is happening and excited that even greater things lie ahead.
I’d like to invite you to consider The Brook Hill School for your child’s education. Education plays an important role in shaping a child’s future, and we would like to partner with you as you “train up” your own children. When my family moved here twelve years ago we saw that Brook Hill was a school where “quality education” and “Christian education” went hand-in-hand. I believe that a thoroughly Christ-centered school can also provide a comprehensive, quality, college-preparatory education – a combination that is incredibly rare in schools today. Brook Hill has done just that – something that as the Brook Hill Headmaster I am proud of, and as a Brook Hill parent I am thankful for!
We have designed this web site in a way that should give you a glimpse into The Brook Hill School. There is no way, however, that it can ever give you a full picture as we truly are a community made of up quality teachers, students and families. Because of this I encourage you to come by for a tour, visit our campus, and find out for yourself all that Brook Hill has to offer.
Blessings to you,
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: This past week, our school celebrated our 20th year of existence at Founder’s Day. It was a beautiful evening as we enjoyed dinner on the grounds, heard from the always amazing Lower School Cadet Singers, praised the Lord with the Bullard Southern Praise team that is comprised of […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: We are moved with compassion and deeply grieving for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many in our own community have family and lifelong friends experiencing great devastation and loss. Our prayers are with them and the entire community of Texas and Louisiana in the midst of this […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: In my 13 years at Brook Hill, I have seen our school mature into the incredible institution and community it is today. Brook Hill has grown exponentially as we’ve added a lower school, grown our boarding program, and created opportunities for students to realize their potential in areas […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster (on the morning of Senior Breakfast to the graduating class of 2017): Seniors, if you have not noticed, the adults in your life are feeling very nostalgic right now. They are having thoughts like: It was just a minute ago that I holding them on my lap. It […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Twenty-five years ago, while I was in Seminary, someone introduced me to the book Designed for Dignity by Richard Pratt. Although I don’t remember every argument Pratt made in this book, I will never forget the title and his main point: each person is “designed for dignity” and […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: One of the privileges of being the Headmaster at The Brook Hill School is the opportunity to teach a course called “Senior Transitions” to students during the spring semester of their senior year. The course provides students the opportunity to encounter, observe and reflect on a variety of […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: My wife, Heather, recently had the opportunity to share a few thoughts at the Brook Hill Mom’s Annual Ornament Exchange. As the world is counting down the shopping days left until Christmas, Heather reminds us that during this busy season, really only “one thing is needed”. I found […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: When Kayla Gomez-Orozco went missing, it shocked and grieved the entire East Texas Community. People from every walk of life banded together to search and pray for her safe return. Then, on Saturday, as the tragic news broke that Kayla’s body had been found in Bullard, time stopped. […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: From time to time I get encouraging letters and emails from Alumni sharing updates, success stories, or simply letting me know that they are grateful for their Brook Hill education. Those communications are a true gift to a Headmaster. One of the measures of a school is their […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Brook Hill is growing, and we’re working to make our school even better as we continue to put the needs of our families first. As you have probably heard, we started morning bus runs from south Tyler and Jacksonville for our students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, helping […]
From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Any adult remembers exactly where they were when they began hearing and watching the horrible events unfold on September 11, 2001. I’ll never forget the moment during that day when I learned that one of my college roommates, Todd Beamer, had been on Flight 93. Over the next […]