Brimmer Blog

What makes a school special is both who its people are and what they believe. At Brimmer, you will find educators who embrace new ideas, respond with dynamic programming, and adjust to the needs of each student. You will find students who are encouraged to be inquisitive, confident, and open with their ideas and beliefs. We are a PK – 12 community that models what it means to be lifelong learners. In Brimmer’s school blog, our educators and administrators share their unique perspectives. Come learn how our students are inspired to learn, encouraged to explore, and empowered to lead.


  • June

    Rise and Hasten On

    Judith Guild, Head of School
    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.
  • Commencement Speech 2022

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    Read Head of Upper School Josh Neudel's speech from Commencement 2022.
  • Remarks from Senior Dinner 2022

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    One special aspect of the yearbook is the opportunity for each graduating student to design and personalize their own page in the yearbook. Each page takes on the personality of the student, pulling back the curtain on some of the important moments from their high school career.
  • Robb Elementary School Reflections

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    Head of Upper School Joshua Neudel shared remarks to the Upper School Community after the devastating news out of Uvalde, Texas. He shared some of his feelings to help students make sense of their own feelings.
  • Art for Our Sake

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Seeking virtue and excellence where I know I have found it in the past, I went searching for that life-affirming, creative élan vital that every school has the capacity to bring forth and offer to its community, and I found it here on our hallway walls.
  • March

    A Good Argument

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Too often these days, we argue amongst ourselves in ways that are neither compelling nor valid, and we seem to think that being vociferous, righteous, and adamant—sans reasonable evidence—is a valid appeal to share our perspectives.
  • February

    Of Prep School and Oligarchs

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    It was my impulse to follow this because I am a life-long prep school educator, an instructor of International Relations, and a citizen of the world with an eye on pragmatism but a heart for diplomacy and equity.  Let’s keep an eye on our nation and our world and work to make it a safe, healthy, just place for us to live and thrive in.
  • Middle School Winter Curriculum Highlights

    Carl Vallely, Head of Middle School
    One of the highlights of my week is visiting our Middle School classrooms. It is always wonderful to see first-hand the incredible teaching and learning that happens in our classes daily.
  • Know History?

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Back in the day, I had a wonderful history teacher in high school, Miss Simmons, who had taught all four of my older siblings and was a venerable fixture at the school. She was my teacher for three years, from ninth to eleventh grade, and I think we studied European, World, and US history.
  • Black Joy

    Emily Miller, Head of Lower School
    Black History Month has begun. While special recognition is reserved for the month of February, it is important that Black history becomes an integral and integrated part of our teaching and curricula, and not only a stand-alone topic.
  • January

    Grade 3 students designed, built, and coded original insects using Lego WeDo robots.

    Grade 3 Lego WeDo Robots

    Emily Miller, Head of Lower School
    Brimmer has a long history of students sharing their work with families and an authentic audience. As an educator, I have a particular lens through which I experience these events. It is likely somewhat different from that of a parent.
  • "The Plastic Problem"

    Emily Miller, Head of Lower School
    Lower School students were able to team up with their buddies to address “The Plastic Problem.” Their goal was to design a device that would pick-up or filter plastic waste from the ocean without disturbing the natural ecosystem.
  • Sasaki architecture and design firm came to the Brimmer Architecture class.

    A New Depth to Curriculum

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    This fall was filled with similar moments that brought back a sense of normalcy. From fans on the soccer field to our theater filled for the US play, Trap, to classrooms set up for the style of learning we pride ourselves on, it has been a year so far that more resembles 2019 than 2020.
  • Behare Goshime ’22 at this years Ring Ceremony.

    Ring Ceremony Remarks

    Student Guest Writer: Behare Goshime ’22
    Congratulations to the Class of 2023 on officially being a part of Brimmer's traditional Ring Ceremony. This year is a little different, however it does not change the meaning of the ceremony, which is a time of bonding between juniors and seniors.
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