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.


  • February

    Advanced Placement®: One Step Forward, Two Steps Forward at Brimmer and May 

    Joe Iuliano, Assistant Head of Academic Affairs
    Assistant Head of Academic Affairs Joe Iuliano reflects on the relevance of Advanced Placement courses both nationally and at Brimmer.
  • Ms. Connaughton working with Grade 5 students.

    Focus on LS Math

    Louisa Connaughton is Brimmer’s Pre-K to Grade 6 Math Specialist. She has led some exciting work with our students as well as partnering with our teachers to help them grow and develop as educators.
  • Winter Middle School Curriculum Highlights

    Carl Vallely, Head of Middle School
    With the new quarter came new units of study across the Middle School. Students in Science 6 have been studying the physics and engineering of bridges. In Grade 7 Visual Art, students are beginning a project in tandem with their current science unit on Biomimicry Design.
  • Finding Moments of 'Awe'

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    Whether it is major awe-inspiring events such as experiencing the Grand Canyon for the first time, seeing a newborn baby, listening to a feel-good story on the news, or just the simple moments during the day... finding moments of awe can help lead to joy and balance. 
  • January

    Empathy Task Force in LS

    Kimberly Formisano, Head of Lower School
    Students from the youngest age know what it means to be empathetic. At Brimmer, our faculty and students are dedicated to helping one another. Empathy is at the core of everything we do each school day.
  • Understanding The Impacts of ChatGPT

    Joshua Neudel, Head of Upper School
    The academic world was thrown into a frenzy with the release of an artificial intelligence chatbot known as ChatGPT. While the use of AI has been increasing, until the release of this new site, nothing had been accomplished in this genre with this level of sophistication.
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