What is a Teaching Museum?

September 20, 2013

From the Desk of Jan Hommel, Director of the American Freedom Museum. Over the past 12 months, the American Freedom Museum’s focus and programming has moved us in the direction of being defined and shaped as a “Teaching Museum”. You might wonder, what is a “Teaching Museum”? A “Teaching Museum” is a museum that aligns […]

Welcome to The Cabin

September 19, 2013

From the desk of Ginger Bell, Director of Alumni & Family Relations: Greetings from the Log Cabin at Brook Hill!  Yes, I am back where it all began for me and so excited to be here.  During this season of change at Brook Hill, I have been asked to head the Department of Family and […]

Meet Mrs. Tucker, College Guidance Counselor

September 18, 2013

From the desk of Brian Nelson, Academic Dean: As many of you know academics and college guidance are my passions.  I believe they are what God has created me to do.  I also believe that God has called me to serve at Brook Hill, and this school provides me with an amazing academic and college […]

How marshmallows can encourage students to become successful

September 17, 2013

From the desk of Dr. Stan Ward, Director of Campus Life and Ministry I recently read about “the marshmallow test” – a famous psychology study from the 60′s and 70′s that noted correlations between delayed gratification and later success in life. For years educators have taken the experiment to demonstrate the importance of “grit” and […]

Dinner Theater in the Making

September 13, 2013

From the desk of Glenn Ballard: “So, what’s all the hype about a ‘Dinner Theatre?’ I mean, what is a ‘Dinner Theatre’ anyway?”  Well, if you are new to the Brook Hill community or if maybe you have just been preoccupied with other things for the past few years, you may not know what all […]

Resources for Parents

September 09, 2013

From the desk of Dr. Stan Ward: Parents – Have you ever had a parenting moment when you wondered, “Gee. So what do I do now?” If so, then you will be interested in the growing library of parenting resources we have at the Bell Library. Here are just a few resources that have been […]

5 Myths about Private School

September 07, 2013

From the desk of Jenna Winegeart: Myth #1: Private school lacks diversity. One of Brook Hill’s most distinctive features is our Boarding program—a program for 8th-12th grade students to join the community of Brook Hill from all areas of the globe. We started this school year with over 60 boarding students living on campus from […]

Lower School Notes for Parents

September 06, 2013

From the desk of Sandra Fritcher: By now, you have received the most important word about how this school year has begun – the informal reports given to you by your son or daughter. The faculty and staff at the Lower School hope those reports are positive. It seems to all of us that these […]

What’s New at the Village?

September 04, 2013

From the desk of Shawn Rhoads: What’s new at The Village? A whole lot, that’s what. New house, new parents, new bus, new countries, new faces. Our new girls’ house, with its customized suites for forty, its separate study, 40-locker food pantry and expansive common area, is just days away from its grand opening. Our […]