5 Myths about Private School

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 countries including China, South Korea, and Nigeria.

To learn more about our boarding program, please select the following link: https://www.brookhill.org/boarding/index.cfm

Myth #2: Private school is only for wealthy families.

While we do charge tuition for Brook Hill, it is our goal to never let money stand in the way of a Brook Hill education. For the 2013-2014 school year, around 36% of our families received financial assistance. What is equally as beneficial is that financial assistance is an extremely confidential matter, so our students never question financial status. Everyone is of equal worth.

Myth #3: You have to make a 4.0 in private school.

The mission of Brook Hill is not to simply take brilliant minds and make them more brilliant. Our mission is to take students who demonstrate the potential to thrive in our curriculum and pour into them in hopes of helping them become the best version of themselves.

To learn more about our Academic program, please select the following link: https://www.brookhill.org/academics/index.cfm

Myth #4: Private school athletics are not as competitive.

If a strong athletic program is what you are looking for, we are here to offer you excellence. Whether you are hoping for State Championships, winning the Henderson Cup, or being awarded by TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools), we have proven to do our absolute best to make those dreams a reality. Still need more? Come meet our coaching staff. We promise you will be impressed.

To learn more about our Athletic program, please select the following: https://www.brookhill.org/athletics/

Myth #5: It’s harder to get into a good college from private school.

As a college preparatory school, Brook Hill finds joy in the fact that colleges look to accept dynamic students. It is our mission to encourage students to succeed not only academically but also outside of the classroom. Our Academic Office meets with each of our Upper School students to discuss their interests, goals and passions, and of course how to make those visions turn to truth. When a student feels encouraged to do their best in every aspect of their life, it is amazing what they achieve.

We also take pride in the college scholarships our students are awarded. For the 2012-2013 school year, our 39 graduates were awarded 2.1 million dollars in scholarships.

Are you still under the impression that private school is not for you? Check out our website, or better yet, come meet us and see what we have to offer you.