Welcome to The Bishop’s School. I am fortunate to be starting this year as the head of a school with a long tradition of preparing young people to succeed, to live with meaning and purpose and to make a difference in their communities.
Last spring I spent a day attending class with an eighth-grader to see the students experience firsthand. In each class, I saw highly engaged students, serious about academics but also enjoying the learning process with their friends and caring teachers guiding them. I saw trust and respect between adults and students – in the classroom and chapel, during sporting events and theater performances, and in the innumerable interactions that happen throughout the day. We all learn the most in a place that is dedicated to students seeking to reach their full potential, and in a place that is caring and supportive of the child’s whole self.
Bishop’s is a school that embraces the Episcopal value of inclusion. When you are a student here, you will feel part of the community. It is that sense of belonging that will inspire in you the confidence to try new things, to grow in ways that you had not anticipated and to aspire for more than you had previously imagined. This is an exciting time of your life to discover who you are and what you value. As a graduating senior wrote last spring this “is a surprisingly small window of time, and you want to make the most of it.”
We seek always to meet the highest aspirations of Ellen Browning Scripps when she founded the School over a century ago. “Look upward, not downward. Look outward, not inward. Look forward, not backward,” and finally “lend a hand.”
Thank you for visiting. I hope to see you soon.
Head of School