About Us

Global Focus

Developing
a Worldview

Envision an education that prepares students for engagement with the global world. Shift cultural lenses, languages, and disciplines to gain different perspectives, develop a kind of global literacy, and spark imagination, empathy, and inspiration. Go—literally go—to places that will reveal how you as an individual can connect to, and have an impact on, your world. At Brimmer our emphasis on global education enables our students to expand their understanding of what it means to be citizens not only of the school community but of an interdependent world.

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  • Global Focus Starts with our Faculty

    Many of our faculty travel globally for professional development. Recent trips have included: Beijing, Argentina, Morocco, Spain, India, China, Japan, and Finland.

    Teachers in the Lower and Upper Schools were invited to visit schools in Beijing and Shenzhen, respectively, to offer workshops with local teachers on Brimmer’s interdisciplinary curriculum in STEAM and Global Studies.
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Generous Donor Sends Brimmer Students to China

Thanks to a generous donation from the Li family, Brimmer was able to send five students and two faculty members to China over the summer of 2018. The students created thoughtful movies and documented their experiences in detailed journal entries about their field trips to WPG, Alibaba Headquarters, and The International School in Hagnzhou. Click here to read more.

Kelly Neely, Director of Global Studies and Humanities Department Co-Chair

Kelly Neely is the Director of Global Studies and Humanities Department Co-Chair. She enjoys helping students connect with the world and learn about global issues and human rights through travel, critical thinking, and project-based learning. A member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Kelly is happiest when constantly challenging herself as a teacher and a learner. In 2014, she was selected as an NAIS Teacher of the Future to collaborate on future issues and trends in education.