Student Life

Life at Greenhill

At Greenhill it’s possible to pursue whatever it is that makes you, you.
We get it. Life isn't all about school. Most students face a number of stressors and challenges on any given day. Rather than ignore them (or pretend like they don't matter), Greenhill supports students in big and small ways as they navigate life's twists and turns.
 
Our emphasis on student wellness stems from our belief that education should nurture and empower the whole person. With everything from educational seminars to dedicated divisional counselors to academic resource centers to healthy food in the dining hall, we make sure that all students are equipped with the coping skills and practical resources they need to thrive.

You Belong Here.

Student advising is a defining characteristic of the Greenhill experience. Three times a week, small groups of students meet with an advisory to discuss everything from class scheduling to communication skills to stress management. Advisory groups, which remain constant from year to year in Upper School, are strategically formed to bring diverse perspectives and compatible student-advisor pairs together. Not surprisingly, each group develops its own special camaraderie.
 
Students also receive frequent one-on-one guidance from their advisors. During individual meetings, advisors offer input on academics, discuss summer plans, help students navigate school resources and simply talk about school and life. Over time, advisors become valuable sounding boards for students and parents alike.
 

Freedom to be Yourself.

"Greenhill lets people be who they want to be," explains a sixth grade student. "In class, there's no such thing as a wrong question." One senior says, "Everyone here has a thing that they enjoy and excel at, like sports or music or horeback riding or theatre. People really focus in on their passions and can explore."
 
Have a conversation with just about any of our students, and they'll be sure to agree. At Greenhill, it's possible to pursue whatever it is that makes you, you.

Here are a few ways we make life more student centered:

  • Delayed Upper School Start - Later mornings are more compatible with teens' natural body clocks.
  • Wellness Seminars - Topics span stress management, relationships, communication and more.
  • Meal Plan - Meals include a variety of delicious lunch options and daily snacks.
  • Outdoor Work Space - Our campus is ideal for sun-soaked studying.
  • Open Floor Plans - Spaces designated to facilitate trusting relationships between faculty and peers.

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