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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

How to Tell a Story

by Judith Beerman O'Hanlon, Upper School English

We English teachers are passionate about stories and spend our days teaching them, encouraging our students to delve deeply into the structure and meaning of a work of literature and to become more adept themselves at the craft of writing. Over a year ago at a Brentwood alumni event in San Francisco, I caught up with my former A.P. Literature student, Steven Leckart '98, and invited him to come speak sometime at Brentwood about his work as a journalist and filmmaker. I was thrilled when he contacted me and told me he had moved to Los Angeles for his work and was available this spring...

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Four CIF Banners Raised in the Eagledome

The Upper School Assembly this week was dominated by a ceremony that hasn't taken place since 2014. We raised four banners in the gym on Thursday, honoring one individual athlete and two teams for their outstanding accomplishments in CIF Southern Section and State competitions this year...

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The Brentwood Theater Company Tackles Laramie

By Meredith Storrs, Assistant Director of Communications

On May 25 and 26, the Brentwood Theater Company will offer a unique opportunity for our school community to engage in topics relevant to the LGBT community with their performance of The Laramie Project. This play, by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, uses monologue interviews to relay the story of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay student who was murdered in Laramie, WY in 1998, and the event's ramifications on the town...

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Upper School Calendar

9th Grade MacBook Orientation
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EC Library
Faculty/Staff Welcome Back Picnic
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Location TBD
K-12 Faculty Inservice
all day
BTC Camp
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EC Theater
K-12 Faculty Inservice
all day
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