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.

 

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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!

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kris shustella

Pre-K – 8th Grade (Lower & 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.

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ORCHESTRA BRINGS BROOK HILL PAST AND PRESENT TOGETHER

December 13, 2019

We’re so proud of Brook Hill graduate Noah Claytor, ’07, who served as this year’s TMEA Middle School All-Region Orchestra clinician. Congratulations are also due to Brook Hill students Seth Sagen and Gabriel Demandante for their performance at the TMEA All-Region Orchestra Clinic and Concert!   Friday and Saturday, December 6th & 7th, East Texas […]

“DO GOOD DECEMBER” DRIVE COLLECTS OVER 1,000 ITEMS

December 13, 2019

For the past several weeks our Chick-fil-a Leadership Academy students have been collecting items from our student body for donation as a part of the nationwide annual “Do Good December” drive.   Many thanks to everyone who donated items for the Chick Fil A Leader Academy Winter Items Drive! Our students collected over 1,000 items for […]

CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF CELEBRATION

December 13, 2019

As a school, we believe that the curriculum is important. We believe that having great resources, facilities and opportunities are game-changers. We believe that living on mission to provide an excellent Christ-centered, college-prep education is changing the world. We also believe that without our teachers, none of this would be enough on its own!   […]

CREATING A FUN MIDDLE SCHOOL CULTURE

December 06, 2019

During Middle School students are navigating new social situations, their peer groups are shifting and they’re learning what it looks like to be a good friend.   Seeking to provide a holistic approach to growth and education, we work hard as educators and school staff to help our students cultivate healthy relationships. One of the […]

APPLYING ALGEBRA AT THE AMERICAN FREEDOM MUSEUM

December 06, 2019

Ms. Holland’s 7th-grade pre-algebra students adventured to the American Freedom Museum this week in order to explore math through the lens of history.   After a full semester of formulas and equations, students were given the mission of putting their skills to the test. Using numerical information from the different exhibitions, the students had to […]

CHRISTMAS AT THE BROOK

December 06, 2019

Each family has its holiday traditions. Big or small, there are occasions and acts that make up the memories of each year.   For us at Brook Hill, Christmas at the Brook is one of those traditions. Hosted by the Fine Arts Department and SOFA, our orchestra, led by Dr. Gary Gardner, and our choir, […]

A LEGACY OF CURIOSITY AND LEARNING

November 15, 2019

Our 7th-grade Humanities classes had the privilege this past week of hearing from retired Texas educators who have spent a lifetime cultivating curiosity and collecting stories.   When we think about history it’s easy to imagine it as something that affects others. Something that happens to those who have passed away, or perhaps to countries […]

QUIZ BOWL TEAM WINS AGAINST ALL SAINTS – ADVANCING TO FINALS

November 14, 2019

The Brook Hill Middle School kicked off the academic competition season this past week by participating in the Academic Rodeo’s Academic Challenge Quiz.   One eighth grade student, Aaron Nguyen, and five seventh grade students, Kai Glenn, Nathan Hill, Price James, Jackson Locker, and Cam Ryle comprise the Quiz Bowl team.  Congratulations go out to […]

ROBOTICS CLASS COLLABORATES IN THE IDEA LAB

November 08, 2019

Everything begins as an idea. It starts with noticing, and then moves to evaluating, which turns to thinking and talking and trying to solve the problem at hand!   Our classes, specifically our Robotics class this past week, have been making good use of our new Idea Lab that recently opened as a part of […]

“LEARNING TO CODE IS LEARNING TO CREATE AND INNOVATE”

November 08, 2019

This quote from Enda Kenny captures the essence of our “why” we offer coding classes at Brook Hill.   It also inspires us to consider the possibilities beyond the classroom as our students strengthen their ability to problem solve, create, and to think outside the box. Our middle school coding class has been doing that […]

CREATING A LEGACY OF GENEROSITY

November 01, 2019

We’re so grateful for the generous donation of new buses from Mary Payton and Laila Soules to the Brook Hill fleet!   Earlier this semester Laila Grace Soules, a student at our Lower School donated a yellow school bus to Brook Hill. This past week her sister, Mary Payton Soules, also a student at our […]

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