Business Lab & Guard Shop Grand Opening

The Business Lab and Guard Shop are now open! We held our Grand Opening on Monday, August 12, 2019 and can’t wait to get this school year started!

Our new business lab will allow our students to gain real-life business experience. We have added a collaboration space and opened a new store called The Guard Shop to The Cabin Coffee House that already exists on campus to create the business lab.

Over the last two years, students have been able to gain actual work experience as employees of The Cabin Coffee House. With the expansion of the business lab and The Guard Shop, students will now become decision-makers as they help manage all aspects of running a business.

This last year, we launched a number of new courses in entrepreneurship, business principals and marketing that will utilize this space as a lab for implementing the ideas students are learning about in class. Over the last year, students collaborated on the layout and products for The Guard Shop.

Kelly King, Business Program Director, is excited to see what her students learn and implement through the upcoming year.

“They’ve already taught me so much,” King said. “Our students come up with so many creative ideas that as one person we may never think of on our own. I’m excited to see how their minds work and how we can implement their ideas into The Guard Shop and The Cabin Coffee House.”

“Entrepreneurship is in our DNA at Brook Hill,” said Rod Fletcher, Headmaster. “Our Founder, Stephen Dement, not only grew his own business, but pioneered a new school. In a little over 20 years, we’ve grown from a school of 32 students to 675 in grades Pre-K through 12 from over 28 countries. We’re always asking ourselves, ‘What’s next? How can we create more opportunities for our students?’”

Now that the business lab is complete, students will be able to meet on-site in the collaboration space, allowing them easy access to both The Guard Shop and The Cabin Coffee House for their various projects and initiatives.