Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Branksome Hall! I hope those returning to us after a well-deserved summer break are arriving back feeling refreshed, renewed and eager for the year ahead. If you are a new Branksome family, you’ve likely been looking forward to the start of the school year for quite some time. Rest assured, you made the right decision in choosing Branksome Hall.
Exciting days await for both new and returning students and parents as you explore all we offer. The entire Branksome community is looking forward to helping you navigate your first few days and weeks on campus, and we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
This handbook is one I know both new and returning families will find helpful and informative. Here, you will learn about our day-to-day routines, policies, procedures and expectations, as well as information on how you’ll receive important news and updates throughout the year. Please do take the time to review this information carefully as some of it may be new or different for 2019-20. Do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled teachers and administrators — or to me directly — with any questions and feedback that may arise. Our school team is here to help and our doors (and email inboxes!) are always open, all year long.
As I enter my 22nd year as Branksome’s principal, I’ve never been more certain of our school’s place among the world’s very best. Through learning that intentionally integrates wellness, outstanding academics and global engagement opportunities, and an approach that embraces innovation, collaboration and creativity, we produce transformational leaders who give back to their local and global communities. What an exciting time to be a part of this vibrant school community, and I look forward to a dynamic and enjoyable year ahead and to connecting with you soon at future school events.