The John Hutson Memorial Guest Lecture Series was established in the fall of 1996 in conjunction with Brentwood School's 25th Anniversary. It is named in memory of former History and Political Science Chair, John Hutson, a passionate historian and beloved teacher. The series presents speakers each year, providing Brentwood School students, parents, faculty, alumni, and community members with unique opportunities to hear from—and in some cases, meet with—highly notable, world-renowned authorities in literature, journalism, science, the arts, history, philosophy, and politics. These scholar visits are one of the ways Brentwood School fulfills its mission of promoting personal and intellectual growth for all members of our community.
Every Spring, the West Campus Opens its doors to friends of Brentwood School for Grandparents and Special Friends Days. During this fun filled week, we welcome visitors from near and far to join in the excitement! Grandparents and special friends enjoy classroom activities, performances, a lovely breakfast reception, and commemorative portraits.
Young women today can be significant forces of change—in their own lives and in society. "It's Our Turn: Young Women's Conference at Brentwood School" is a bi-annual conference designed to empower young women to take charge of the future in positive ways that influence and inspire others. Created by Brentwood School girls for young women everywhere, the past two conferences have addressed the following topics: Advocacy • Entrepreneurship • "Breaking the Mold" • Following Your Passion • Giving Back • Identity & Body Image • Personal Branding & Social Media Awareness • Relationships • Representation of Women in the Media • Transforming Stereotypes. Honorary Chair Maria Shriver has been joined by such guests as Marie J. Blige, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling.
STEAM Day is a day of doing. K-8 students and families, as well as students from invited schools, engage in hands on science, technology, engineering, art, and math at this biennial event. Activities and tinkershops are planned and led by faculty, Middle and Upper School students, parents, and special guests.
The goal of Celebrating Diversity: The Power of Personal Stories is to provide a forum for all members of the Brentwood School Community to discuss and grapple with issues related to diversity (as defined in terms of race, cultural identity, religion, family structure, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, learning styles, life experiences, and physical and mental disability). Current students in Grades 7-12, all current parents in Grades K-12, all faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to participate in this special day every other year.
Every other year, the Brentwood School Parents Association hosts Parent University, a conference on a wide range of parenting topics presented by a variety of outstanding guest speakers. The goal of this one-day event is to give our school community a unique opportunity to learn from parenting experts that specialize in issues and topics that we face in our daily lives as parents and guardians.