Head of Upper School
Respect and trust set the tone of the Upper School experience at Rocky Hill School. We believe our mission, to inspire the personal growth of every individual, requires such an environment—one that is at once rigorous and personalized. As a community we share a deep respect for the learning process, and our students thrive in an atmosphere of mutual trust, working with faculty members who are passionate about teaching. We strive to encourage genuine curiosity as well as intellectual confidence, helping each student build a solid foundation for personal success and lifelong learning.
Inspired by our extraordinary setting, the Upper School faculty approaches each new day as a fresh opportunity to create memorable learning experiences. Our curriculum is flexible by design, allowing students to forge important connections between distinct fields of study. Indeed, young men and women at Rocky Hill acquire a wide range of skills associated with varied disciplines, and we encourage them to apply these new tools with increasing freedom as they move towards graduation. Some of the distinguishing features about our teaching model are detailed below and throughout the website.
We are committed to building a diverse community of faculty and students. Over the course of four years, faculty members work closely with students, guiding each individual in shaping his or her character. As dedicated teachers and advisers—and often as coaches—Upper School faculty members appreciate the vital role they play in preparing students for admission to college. In fact, helping each student to identify appropriate curricular and co-curricular choices, in addition to rewarding community service and leadership opportunities, is perhaps our most important responsibility as educators. We want to ensure that each graduating class reflects a wealth of diverse learning experiences. As we meet each individual’s needs, we move closer to achieving our goal for every Rocky Hill student: success in college and life.