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 Jacob Agnew, Boys Basketball Coach: With us losing our play-in game, the season didn’t end the way we wanted, but the way our guys fought all year was great. Winning two tournaments and starting 7-0 is something we can build on. Some younger guys stepped up all season, and I […]
Many of our Upper School students traveled to Israel, Guatemala and Italy! Recaps from their leaders will come after Spring Break.
Below are immediate responses and recaps from some of our SPARC leaders. Stay tuned for a recap on the rest of the trips when we all get back from Spring Break. Education in the Outdoors – We had so much fun exploring God’s wonderful creation. From riding horses, to fishing and exploring Cedar Creek River, […]
Below are immediate responses and recaps from some of our SPARC leaders. Stay tuned for a recap on the rest of the trips when we all get back from Spring Break. Box Gardening/ How Things Are Made – Everyone had a very good time and learning experience. Whether we were learning how to make candy […]
From the desk of David Collins, Boys Soccer Coach: We finished the season 11-4-1, co-district champions. We had every member of the starting 11 win a district award and two reserves. I am really proud of our guys and the season that we had. The awards are very deserving and is a result of […]
For Fine Arts week, students at the Lower School were able to experience many different aspects of Fine Arts at Brook Hill. Students from the Upper School Chorale, Orchestra and Drama departments performed before Lower School students received awards on stage.
From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic Counselor: It has been delightful working with current ninth grade students this week during Study Hall as they selected courses for next year. Seniors 2021 received a copy of their transcript, PSAT scores, and a four-year plan in a yellow folder that they were asked to share with […]
From the desk of Becky Knight, Girls Soccer Coach: These girls worked crazy hard this season! We faced a lot of adversity with injuries on the team and that held us back, but they never ceased in persevering each game. This was a character building season – a time to learn what it looks […]
Imagine a chilly, nearing brutally cold – barring the right clothing – night in a small town of East Texas. You’re sitting in the stands of a high school stadium watching a soccer game. About 10 minutes into the game, you hear the student section start to roar. This is kind of odd to you […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: Well, the Lord did it again. He sent us on a college trip to Austin, College Station, and Waco, which should have totally exhausted us but the opposite happened–we came back inspired, excited, and full of energy. How in the world does that happen? The excursion included […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. Bailey Gunter was selected as Brook Hill’s DAR Good Citizen this year because of his dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding […]