The annual 6th Grade civic engagement project challenges students to make a meaningful impact on their community. Students began this year by reflecting on all of the different service projects they have done in their years at the Lower School—a list which is more comprehensive than most adults could muster—then they dialogue about the rights and responsibilities of participants in a democracy and brainstorm ways to engage...
Community of Caring
THE CORE VALUES OF TRUST, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, HONESTY, CARING, COMMUNITY, and diversity BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT BRENTWOOD SCHOOL.
Weekly class meetings are used to facilitate discussions on various topics including conflict resolution, inclusion/exclusion, problem solving, sportsmanship, the core values, and the honor code. These weekly discussions provide the children a forum to present questions or concerns, modeling open and effective communication. In addition, monthly assemblies are held throughout the year to introduce the various values and to foster a sense of community.
Brentwood School is committed to promoting the personal and intellectual growth of all of our students. In keeping with that goal, we devote care and attention to every student’s academic, physical, emotional, and social development. The team of people noted below works with the faculty, parents, and administration to meet the needs of our students.
Megan Bloom, Learning Specialist, serves as a resource to teachers and a liaison to a network of professionals outside of the school, including educational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists.
Jan Perlo and Cortney Talan, our Lower School Nurses provide day-to-day health services to the Lower School student body. Nurse Perlo and Nurse Talan are responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Lower School health, safety, and disaster preparedness programs.
Laura Taylor, Lower School Counselor, coordinates the Community of Caring program to promote and incorporate the seven core values of trust, respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, community, and diversity into the daily life of the Lower School community.
Ms. Taylor serves as a resource to students, parents, and faculty, helping work through specific student conflicts and/or developmental concerns.