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.
One of our Brook Hill parents, Dr. Blake Bextine spoke in a chemistry class this week about his job and how he uses science daily. Dr. Bextine works for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a military agency that uses science to develop all kinds of interesting military strategies and defenses.
Eleventh grade Humanities has been studying the Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War). Yesterday, the students identified all the presidents who were in office during the Cold War in the Hall of Presidents, and then learned/read about their significance and the impact they had through the war. They also focus on the […]
Our Fine Arts (Drama, Choir, Art and Orchestra) students showed off their talents this week at Spring at the Brook. Their art gallery will be on display in the library through the end of this week.
Our Business Principles class visited the museum on Tuesday this week to learn about presidential leadership styles. Students were tasked with deciding if a president was an autocratic, democratic, or laisse fair leader based on their decision making style, public communication abilities, political skill, vision, and emotional IQ. Students were then asked to rank order these […]
Mr. Steve Russell was on campus recently to visit with William Bunn and Cole Fitzgerald about William’s experience at Boy’s State this past summer and about Cole’s anticipated experience this summer. He explained the program to the two Brook Hill students with the highpoints listed below: Boy’s State encompasses many important objectives. The American Legion feels […]
In Physics, students are learning about the nature of light and the formation of images with mirrors. In this activity, students began by using ray tracing to predict location and image characteristics (upright/inverted, real/virtual, magnified/reduced). Then, students set up a concave mirror and light source on an optical bench to observe five different scenarios. Through […]
Mrs. Brunson’s forensics class came to use their knowledge of blood spatters. By measuring a blood spatter, students can determine how far away a shooter was, where he was, type of weapon used. Students were given information from an actual person in history that was wounded or killed in battle. Mrs. Brunson made blood spatter […]
Maggie Newman has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. The Brook Hill School nominated Maggie […]
AP Junior Humanities students role-played the possibility of avoiding World War I. After studying the factors leading up to the war, they visited the American Freedom Museum to analyze satiric maps of the era. Back in class, they presented PowerPoints explaining the history, geography, and political facts about their country. Finally, they created peace proposals […]
Ashley, Class of 2022, was selected as a 2019 Azalea Belle. We’re proud of her and know she will represent Brook Hill well. Yesterday, at the ribbon cutting, she got to meet and speak with Congressman Louie Gohmert and talk about her school. Ashley can be seen at various houses along the Azalea Trail for […]
From the desk of Shawn Rhoads, Director of Residence Life: As always, this will be a spectacular event with our boarding students showcasing their home country. They will be eager to tell you about their culture, customs and country with many dressed in traditional attire from their homeland. You will be able to sample delicious […]