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.
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 […]
From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic College Counselor: When talking to the Class of 2022 right before their College Trip, I told them that the memories that come back to me when I think about their Middle School college trips I think of very polite, creative, jumping beans. Do you know how hard it […]
I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 Some of our Brook Hill boarding students wrote this verse and many others in the over one hundred Valentines that they handmade and delivered to residents of The Heights nursing care facility. They enjoyed wishing the residents Happy […]
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. Amie Regester was selected as Brook Hill’s Good Citizen this year because of her dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree. Amie was honored recently at the annual DAR […]
Mr. English’s 9th Grade Humanities classes made a visit to the American Freedom Museum. They were learning some of the history surrounding D-Day during WWII. They will be taking the facts they learned about D-Day/WWII and comparing those to what they’ve learned about the Trojan War through their reading of the Iliad.
From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor: As I tell students right before we leave for college trips– “These college trips are educational excursions but they are also memory makers and relationship builders. We want you to learn about colleges on this trip but also want you to make some memories.” Well, I followed my […]
The robotics team traveled to Lewisville on Saturday to compete in a FIRST Tech Challenge regional qualifier robotics tournament. Casper Enqgvist, Daniel Gragg, Ben Funk, Tommy Moore, Gavin Rhea, and Johannes Mallinen have been building, programming, and preparing their robot for this competition since September. Their preparations were not in vain as they exceeded all […]