Student Life

Health and Wellness

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Educating young people in today’s digital, mobile, “always on” world requires a strategic approach to health and wellness programming. We believe that it is critical to focus on healthy eating, physical fitness, strategies for stress management, and team experiences. From as early as PK, our learning environment creates a welcoming space for students to grow intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and ethically.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Head Chef Craig Roman at Homecoming 2021.

    Congrats to our Head Chef!

    Congratulations to Brimmer Head Chef Craig Roman for being selected by his alma mater, Johnson & Wales University, to return to campus for a program highlighting alumni chefs.
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  • Kitchen BBQ Was a Hit!

    Our amazing kitchen staff treated the entire community to our first annual End of the School Year/ Beginning of the Summer BBQ/ Picnic Extravaganza and Celebration.
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  • Chef Roman's Matzo Ball Soup

    Craig Roman, Chef & Director of Food Services
    Food is very personal to a lot of people, and this is as personal as it gets for me and my family. Families around the world have things they have passed down from generation to generation.
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Our Wellness Curriculum

In the Lower School the health education, wellness, and mindfulness curriculum is an age-appropriate, coordinated program in which teachers, nurses, and parents work together for the health of our children. Our goal is for students to understand, appreciate, and learn the skills that enable them to achieve and maintain good mental and physical health throughout their lives.

In the Middle School Life Skills, which meets weekly, incorporates a character education curriculum with decision-making and problem-solving skills. Outside groups, like MediaGirls and Partners for Sex Education, are also used to promote health, wellness, and positive peer relationships.

In the Upper School students participate in wellness programs geared to support their social, emotional, and physical well-being. As a school, we strive to develop students who go on to be successful in the world and educate them in areas that allow them to be prepared to make informed decisions when faced with challenging situations. Each grade has weeklong workshops in either the area of sex education or stress management and substance use and abuse. When possible, the School offers a parent workshop as well. Ninth and tenth graders have a weekly Wellness Period to cover general topics.

Meet our Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Beth Escobar

    Beth Escobar 

    Director of Health Services
  • Photo of Emily Luckett

    Emily Luckett 

    Upper School Counselor

Meet our Kitchen Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Taran Gavrin

    Taran Gavrin 

    Head Chef
  • Photo of Melany Ferrimy

    Melany Ferrimy 

    Catering Manager, Kitchen Assistant
  • Photo of Martha Arroyave

    Martha Arroyave 

    Kitchen Assistant
  • Photo of Deborah O'Malley

    Deborah O'Malley 

    Kitchen Assistant
  • Photo of Joanna Mesa

    Joanna Mesa 

    Kitchen Assistant
  • Photo of Patricia Lopera

    Patricia Lopera 

    Kitchen Assistant
  • Photo of Luz Restrepo

    Luz Restrepo 

    Kitchen Assistant
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.