At the brook hill middle school, our mission is simple: prepare students for college and for life. We accomplish this through academic rigor, caring faculty, and a nurturing environment that keeps the christian worldview front and center.
The Brook Hill Middle School educates students in grades 6-8th. There are many options for middle school in Tyler, Texas and the surrounding area, but our small class sizes, focused on individual needs to prepare students for college, sets our private school apart. Most importantly, Brook Hill is a Christian school, and our Christ-centered environment helps students find their identity in Christ and discover the gifts and talents we believe are God-given.
The faculty and staff in the middle work diligently to prepare each student for the next level of their education, leading to success in college and beyond. As a Christian school, we strive to create a culture of genuine love and care. We hope that this trains up our students in a nurturing environment, and that our private school develops students that are prepared, challenged, affirmed, and encouraged in body, mind, and spirit. We see successful and happy students moving onward to excellence and success as we partner with families in the growth and development of their children. We hope that we can partner with your family in this endeavor as well.
Why Choose Brook Hill?
Middle School is one of the most critical times in a child’s life. Our experienced faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students grow educationally, personally, and spiritually! Learn more about the distinctives of our Middle School and why it is right for you at the link below!
Middle School Principal
Kris Shustella received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Lamar University.
Kris’s zeal for education began during his time as a youth minister and pastor. Driven to minister to students beyond the church walls, Kris earned his teaching credentials and began his career in education.
In Coach Collins’s classes this week, his students will be dissecting frogs. In order to learn what the scientific name of a frog’s body parts are before they are in front of one, he is using a virtual lab with them. This way they will be fully prepared when the real dissection comes.
Eighth graders dissected quail as part of studying ecology. Students were not only learning about the anatomy of the quail, but were looking to discover what the quail had eaten by dissecting the crop and gizzard. These quail were provided by Texas Wildlife Association (L.A.N.D.S.) Program in hopes of educating students of the importance of […]
Last week, 8th grade science we had their mousetrap car competition. The car going the furthest distance was one built by Marlee Gunter and Bethany Durett. Their car went 1260 cm. Marlee and Bethany’s car was also the fastest car going 154 cm/sec. The second place car for distance was one built by Owen Funk […]
Mr. Johnson’s Math 6 class is ready for Pre-Algebra as they solve 2-step equations in class. Here is Cooper Crutsinger performing this task.
Having finished the chapter on genetics, Coach Collins’s 7th grade science classes visited the American Freedom Museum for an application lab. Yes! Science and history can go together. Students analyzed the phenotypes of the Presidents and recorded their genotypes in a lab table. Then, using the genotypes, students created a phenotype of their President when […]
Eighth graders designed a mousetrap car, made a materials list and came to class with a plan. They began building their cars on Tuesday and have two more days to work on them in class. Students had to problem solve as they encountered difficulties with their plan. Completed cars are due on April 18th when […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic College Counselor: Five colleges, four days, 171 students, five bus drivers, 17 chaperones, 11 tour guides, 18 + miles of walking over four days, five admissions presentations, numerous questions asked and answered, and too many snacks to count. Traveling with Brook Hill students on Brook Hill College Trips: […]
Mr. Loudermilk’s 6th grade class spent Monday in the Museum learning about the history of communication. Computers use special binary languages to translate, store, and communicate date. Using binary code and signal flags, students encoded secret messages just like soldier’s did in the War Between States.
Our 8th graders got to travel to Washington, D.C. and toured with WorldStrides. They were able to go to the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, and explore the amazing exhibits in the Smithsonian Museums. “So much more than a history trip, your WorldStrides educational tour in Washington, D.C. is designed to enhance […]
We had a great week. The trip was both educational and inspirational. Our trip began with a trip to Austin, the capital of Texas. While in Austin we also toured the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and the Capital Museum. The State Capital of Texas visit was fun and informative. Learning how Texas laws are […]
Sixth graders hiked Enchanted Rock and many explored a cave for the first time. Camp activities included archery, a nature hike, soil forensics, weather and Archers Quest. The trip ended with a hike to Hamilton Pool and a Competitive game of Paintball. What a fun week of learning and developing friendships!