Mission & Values

Brentwood School inspires every student to:
Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning.”

Trust • Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Caring • Community • Diversity

Honor Codes

Lower School
I will tell the truth. I will respect the feelings, rights, and property of others. I will act honorably.

Middle & Upper Schools
As a member of the Brentwood School community, I will act with integrity and civility, and I will encourage others to do the same. My actions confirm my honor.

Diversity Mission Statement

Brentwood School embraces diversity and inclusivity as essential to a full education, and is committed to creating an environment that fosters openness and acceptance. The school recognizes multiple dimensions of culture, including but not limited to: age, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, geographic origins, multiple learning styles, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

We are committed to weaving diversity into the fabric of who we are, what we do, and what we value. We aim to engage mindfully in open and frequent dialogues to ensure that each member of the community is valued, included, and respected.

Arts Mission Statement

The mission of the arts at Brentwood School is to inspire personal and intellectual growth through the exploration, critical analysis, and disciplined practice, and ultimately the shared experience of creative expression. Our arts faculty, artists and performers themselves, offer instruction in visual arts, dance, music, and theater. In every course, our teachers strive to foster self-knowledge, a willingness to experiment and take risks, an understanding that through art we create and reflect culture, and a commitment to the creative process. Exhibits, recitals, and productions throughout the year celebrate our students’ accomplishments.

The creative process is not a straight line. In class, each student engages in a series of projects or pieces that require continual rethinking, refining, revising, and rehearsing. And, it is this dynamic of disciplined effort and imaginative response that underscores the creative process in all the arts.

Students participating in the Arts Program at Brentwood School will find a supportive atmosphere that promotes questioning, individuality, and diversity. They will be guided by a faculty who are all engaged in the creative process themselves in their individual art forms, and this ensures that the relationship between faculty and student is based on the reality that we are all doing the same work but at different levels. It is a comfortable, mentoring relationship.

Statement of Philosophy for Athletics

Brentwood School believes that physical education and athletics complement and enrich the academic experience and are integral to every student’s education and personal growth. To that end, we offer a comprehensive 7th through 12th Grade physical education curriculum and a wide array of interscholastic athletics in order to foster a love of sport and a life-long commitment to health and fitness. We view coaches as teachers and the fields and courts as extensions of the classroom. We encourage our students to participate and to strive for excellence. The school seeks to produce highly competitive teams and prizes character, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Brentwood School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in the administration of its education or admissions policies or its financial aid, athletics, or other programs.