“I wish I had these classes in high school” is not an uncommon phrase to hear parents say after they have a chance to look through the Brimmer Curriculum Guide. The amount of coursework choice that Brimmer offers students far surpasses that of similar sized schools and is on par with schools that are four to five times bigger than Brimmer.
However, it is not just parents and students that are taking note of the incredible opportunities at Brimmer. Schools in New England are paying attention as well. Over the course of the school year, Brimmer has hosted professional development visits for multiple schools. School leaders feel it is important to visit our school because they see our focus on student choice and that we allow students to pursue their passions. They also see that our curriculum is focused on engaging students in real world studies and finding authentic ways to connect them globally.
As a school that is committed to reflection and growth, we are constantly looking at our program and looking for ways to deepen the student experience. Over the past few years, we have seen the creation of Problem Solving Through Design, a course that merges art, technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship; Criminal Law; Women’s Studies; and International Relations. As we continue to look forward, we are excited about some of the new class opportunities for students next year. In the 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide, you will find new classes such as Latin American History, a new look for our Architecture and CAD classes, App Design, and Tech Shop–which will utilize our new space.
These new additions to our Upper School program, and our willingness to grow, are why we have become a resource for many schools as they look to improve their own programs.
What classes are you most excited for?