At the brook hill upper 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 Upper School educates students in grades 9-12. There are many options for high 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. More 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 God gave them.
The faculty and staff at our upper school 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.
Upper School Principal
Michelle Rozell earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Tyler. After spending time as a full-time mom, Mrs. Rozell joined the Brook Hill community on a part-time basis as upper school math teacher in 1998. She quickly moved to full-time status and spent 12 years in the classroom both middle and upper levels before becoming upper school principal in 2013. Mrs. Rozell is relationally strong and able to motivate students to dig down deep for extra efforts when they might otherwise be complacent. Mrs. Rozell has a heart for helping students reach their potential which culminated in her leading the efforts to put the Academic Center for Excellence in place.
Mrs. Rozell is married to Danny Rozell and has three alumni from Brook Hill, Eric, (2005), Shelby (2008), and Baylee (2013). Mrs. Rozell has invested her life in Brook Hill and continues to serve its mission as she leads students and cares for their families at The Brook Hill Upper School campus. Her legacy continues with her two grandchildren, Haleigh and Grayson now attending the lower school.
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: Students and faculty welcomed The Virginia Military Institute to The American Freedom Museum this past week. The Virginia Military Institute is a four year military college where the motto “Don’t Do Ordinary” creates lifelong exceptional results. A representative from VMI Admissions answered questions and provided insight on […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: Student leaders from around East Texas were invited to share in the excitement, be inspired, get motivated and develop a plan of action to improve their own campus at The Emerging Leaders Conference hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler. Students were guided through core leadership […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: Dozens of top Christian colleges & universities from around the US and Canada were in town recently at the Tyler Area Christian College Fair. The Fair was free, open to the public and included a financial aid workshop. Many Brook Hill students attended the Fair making contacts […]
Brook Hill took Best of Show in the two visual art categories of the Creative Arts Contest at the East Texas State Fair! Layne Whitten won the Tri- Colored Award for ages 10-13 with his self-portrait drawing and Madyson McEuen won the Tri-colored Award for ages 14-18, also with a self-portrait drawing. First Place winners: […]
Brook Hill students had a fantastic showing at the East Texas State Fair in the Creative Arts Competition and the Photography Competition! Layne Whitten A 7th / Self Portrait Pencil (Graphite) #54 Portraits 1st Place / Best in Show Madyson McEuen A 8th / Self Portrait Pencil (Graphite) #54 Portraits 1st Place / Best in […]
From the desk of Jessica Mize, SPARC Coordinator: This week during an Upper School assembly held for all students not already signed up for SPARC, our student body was enlightened regarding all of the amazing SPARC courses available this year. Each SPARC instructor came before the student body and described their course in detail. Students […]
The Lady Guard Volleyball team got out of the gym on Tuesday and went to the East Texas Food Bank to serve. They made one assembly line and packed bags with food and then packed them into boxes. “I’m proud of their servant hearts and willingness to serve their community,” Coach Wise said. Come out […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: Zach Lozano, The University of Texas at Austin Admissions Representative, popped in Senior Seminar a couple of weeks ago to give students information and to answer questions. The college representatives are always the go-to people for the right answers because they know exactly what is going on, […]
The Brook Hill Guard Chorale was invited to lead The Star Spangled Banner at a Smith County 9/11 event commemorating the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The main goal of the Smith County event was to pay tribute to the first responders who lost their loves that day, and to honor […]
Mrs. Mattay’s 11th grade Humanities classes visited the museum for a lesson on 9/11 this week! Students watched a video and heard from Mrs. Bynum about the causes and effects of that day on the U.S. They were tasked with making decisions as the President did, based on the events that took place on that […]
From the desk of Candise Wise, Head Volleyball Coach: The 2017-18 Lady Guard Volleyball Season is well underway. The girls have fought through a tough preseason and have grown to become more of a team each time they step on the court. Yesterday, instead of practicing our skills on the court we bonded more as […]