With the Head of the Charles on our minds, I thought it would be a good opportunity to open with a regatta metaphor, one that may help tell the Brimmer story. Much like Brimmer, the boats are small, and it’s the whole of a team’s effort that makes the individual feel the power of being part of a winning team.
Seniors, when I think of your class, I think of the way you began your senior year. When you chose to come together one morning earlier this year to watch the sunrise, you showed us who you are as a group. You soon became a sunrise in my thoughts.
Our students have returned to having an array of purposeful learning. There has been an “attitude of gratitude”, which has revealed how resilient and strong we have become during these challenging times.
For Brimmer’s school year 2021-2022, the educators at Brimmer developed the theme of “The New Three R’s: Reflection, Resilience, Reconnection.” Our theme this year will help us develop analysis and form insights into many facts and ideas.
A time like this calls for us to be respectful and kind and always promote equity; hate and violence are in conflict with those values. If our students’ actions reflect our Core Values as they explore these issues, I am confident we will be able to seek a positive path forward.
This will be a school year unlike any other in the history of Brimmer’s 140 years. While that certainly presents its share of challenges, it also presents opportunities for us to grow and thrive as a community.
As our Middle & Upper School students strive to become ethical leaders in a diverse world, they are given opportunities to share their opinions, interests, and knowledge, and develop their unique voices.
The School’s mission and guiding principles direct Brimmer’s educators in the task of helping students gain power over their own learning, to develop unique voices, and to participate responsibly in society.
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.