Message from the Head of School
WELCOME TO BISHOP'S!
Welcome to Bishop’s! Being the head of this school makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world. Every day I get to interact with students who are curious, thoughtful and kind. I also get to work with teachers and staff who love young people, love what they teach and care deeply about every child in their class. I spend my days on the most beautiful campus surrounded by students and teachers who are excited to be here and grateful to be part of a unique learning community.
The Bishop’s School is for students from grades six through twelve. It’s a period that we know as adolescence, a time when children go through astonishing growth and development. Nurturing students during these transitional years is at the center of everything we do. We know adolescents. We know how they learn, how they thrive, and we are here to guide them through a time that doesn’t always feel straightforward or predictable to them nor to their families.
In our recently-completed strategic plan, we put student well-being at the center. Why? Because students who are well can learn at their best, and our collective attention to their well-being will make it possible for them to grow and thrive. Our plan also stresses belonging. No matter who you are or where you come from, inherent in the fluid period of adolescence is a desire to belong and the importance of trusting the people around you. During their time at Bishop’s, we also want students to develop a sense of purpose, to know that their education matters beyond themselves. As an Episcopal school, caring for others is central to who we are.
At Bishop’s, we are devoted to nurturing students so that they can think, learn, grow and make a difference in the world. It’s why Ellen Browning Scripps created this marvelous school in 1909, and it’s why we continue to teach and serve.
Thank you for visiting. I hope to see you soon.
Head of School