Upper School (9-12)

A FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF OUR SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY IS THE BELIEF THAT SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS PROVIDE A BROAD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WHICH STUDENTS EXPLORE THEIR PASSIONS, AND, CONCOMITANTLY, DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND HABITS THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, PRODUCTIVE, AND INQUISITIVE ADULTS.

We expect our graduates to think critically, to reason scientifically, to understand the relationship between the global economy and sustainable environments, to attain proficiency in a foreign language (or languages), to recognize how art impacts business, culture, and commerce (and vice versa), to articulate ideas in different forums and through various media, and to become conversant in the cultural and religious beliefs of a number of countries.

Of paramount importance in our students’ lives is helping them to find balance. We encourage students to continue pursue their athletic interests and artistic passions and to engage in the life of the school. As a small community, we cannot absorb many “specialists”; our athletes are artists, our singers are poets, our thespians are skilled debaters, and our dancers are student leaders. Not only are our students’ tastes diverse, but their accomplishments are lauded and supported by their peers and faculty.

Ryan Boccuzzi
Upper School Director
(310) 889-2749


Corisa Cobden

Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director
(310) 889-2640


Sarah Bishop

Registrar
(310) 873-1051

Tamara Miller
Academic Dean
(310) 889-2784

David Foote
Dean of Students
(310) 889-2680

Upper School News

Lucky Strike

By Meredith Storrs, Assistant Director of Communications

The first quarter on the East Campus is winding to a close, which means students are really settling into a groove in their classes and gearing up for some of the first significant exams of the school year. Our 9th graders, who came up the hill or joined from outside schools with some trepidation, are embracing the heightened workload of the Upper School...

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Film Festival News

by Adam Preskill, Upper School Film Teacher

For the second year in a row, several students in Brentwood's Upper School film program have had their films accepted to the All-American High School Film Festival, one of the nation's top student film festivals...

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Upper School Celebrates Banned Books Week

by Judith O'Hanlon, Upper School English Teacher

Banned Books Week, a national event sponsored by the American Library Association and occurring the last week of September, celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Each year, our observance of Banned Books Week at Brentwood focuses on the importance of having an opportunity to explore and discuss ideas, even unfamiliar or controversial ones...

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Upper School Calendar

MS/US Q1 Ends
all day
MS/US Diwali Lunch
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MS Pool Patio
Water Polo Tournament
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Caruso Watt Aquatics Center
US Coffeehouse CHANGED: moved from 10/27
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SLC
Water Polo Tournament
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Caruso Watt Aquatics Center
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