Welcome from the Head

Brimmer is a community of expert faculty, devoted staff, supportive families, and outstanding students all dedicated to being well educated. Our robust interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging learning environment inspire our students each day, paving the way for success in school and life.
 
Our students thrive in a learning environment that inspires curiosity and empowers learners to push the boundaries of their own education. Our faculty offer a multi-dimensional well-researched curriculum and use instructional practices that provide the skills, attitudes, and abilities needed and valued in an interconnected society. Our students develop thinking skills and intellectual habits, use their imagination and creativity, and form a global awareness as they grow and develop as individuals.
 
Brimmer’s faculty, across all divisions and disciplines, work closely together and collaborate with one another to produce a rich, relevant, and robust curriculum. Because of this, our students learn to work well in teams and to think creatively and analytically about complex topics, particularly in the STEAM disciplines. From an early age our students learn to speak publicly, demonstrate their knowledge using a variety of mediums, and exercise their imaginations to produce innovative work. Our focus on creativity goes beyond the arts program itself and infuses the core curriculum.
 
Our students are from diverse backgrounds—both international and domestic—helping us learn about different cultures within our own community. In our culturally responsive environment, faculty create their lessons using a global lens, so our students learn about other cultures, languages, and people while developing the skills needed in our increasingly interconnected global society. In Pre-Kindergarten, our students start studying world languages and by 12th grade they have traveled abroad through our Winterim program. Brimmer’s value-centered culture helps our students become honest, respectful, responsible, and kind citizens who view their world with an open mind and spirit of wonder.
 
Our faculty have a growth mindset and commit themselves to the School’s various professional development programs as they respond to the rapidly changing world of teaching and learning. Each time our teachers return from studying abroad or participating in workshops, they inspire their students and infuse new energy and teaching methods into their classrooms. Our faculty model what it means to be life-long learners.
 
It is my great honor to lead this unique, diverse, and innovative school community, which knows no bounds. I hope you enjoy perusing our website that offers a snapshot of what we do. But, to experience the energy, high standards, and dynamic spirit of Brimmer, I urge you to come visit us and see for yourself. 
 
Judith Guild
Head of School
BRIMMER
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
617-566-7462