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Teddy Bear Toss Nets 197 Cuddly Creatures

December 14, 2015 -- The boys of Brewster's Sargent Hall 3 and their dorm parent Kirsty Ridings hosted a teddy bear toss at the Trey Whitfield Invitational Tournament on Friday night.

Students Named Lakes Region League Fall '15 All Stars

December 3, 2015 -- ​Eleven Brewster student athletes representing four teams were named to fall Lakes Region League All-Star teams.

Enjoy the Latest BrewsterConnections, Fall 2015

Enjoy the fall issue of BrewsterConnections magazine. In this issue read how friendships and mentors have defined the journeys of Craig Gemmell, three alumni, and a former faculty member. This issue also features guest faculty writers, Jen Dumont (Discover What's Behind This Dorr) and T.J. Palmer (Ashley Samuelson From the Bow).

Girls Soccer Wins NEPSAC Championship

November 22, 2015 -- The girls’ varsity soccer team won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C tournament today after a 1-0 victory against St. Luke's School. It’s the Bobcats fifth appearance in the championship game in the past five years and the second championship in as many years. The Lady Bobcats last won the championship in 2012.

Students Commit to NCAA Programs on NLI Day

November 11, 2015 – Today marks the early signing period for student athletes (in most sports) to commit to playing sports at NCAA Division I or II colleges and universities. At Brewster, 10 students signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to ​continue playing at the collegiate level.

Varsity Field Hockey and Boys and Girls Soccer in NEPSAC Tournaments on November 18

November 15, 2015 -- field hockey will play Canterbury School at 2:15pm at Deerfield Academy.
Boys ​soccer will play Kimball Union at Kimball Union at 4:15pm.
Girls soccer will play Berwick Academy at home at 2:00pm.
 
Go Bobcats!

Let's Talk, Unplug With Dr. Gemmell

October 31, 2015 -- Read Craig Gemmell's latest blog on his thoughts about unplugging and engaging with ​each other.

Installation of Brewster's 12th Head of School

The Brewster community gathered in Anderson Hall on Saturday morning, Oct. 17th, to formally install Mr. Craig Gemmell as the 12th Head of School. Mr. Roy Ballentine, chair of Brewster’s board of trustees, presented Mr. Gemmell with the Brewster Medallion in a traditional ceremony that has been held only 12 times in the history of the school.

Travis Roy Speaks at Cooper Series

October 2, 2015 -- The community gathered today for the annual Cooper Series for Innovative Learning.
The invited speaker was Travis Roy, and freshman Olivia vanOrden (Concord, Massachusetts) had the honor of introducing Roy to the Brewster community.

Curvey Scholars Gather for Reception

September 28, 2015 -- Monday evening Curvey Scholars gathered at Lord House to enjoy dessert with Jim and Shirley Curvey and their son Scott and his wife Rebecca. After a welcome from Head of School Craig Gemmell, each scholar introduced herself or himself and shared one of their goal’s for the year. The students’ goals ranged from making friends with students from other cultures and traveling beyond New England to earning summa cum laude and taking advantage of all the opportunities available to them at Brewster.

The 196th School Year Opens

September 16, 2015 -- The 2015-2016 school year is underway.

Over the weekend faculty and staff welcomed 365 students to campus. This year’s community of students represent The Bahamas, Bermuda, Boznia and Herzgovina, Canada, China, England, Finland, France Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and of course, the United States (24 states).

Brewster's New Head of School: Craig Gemmell

July 1, 2015 – Brewster Academy is pleased to welcome Dr. Craig N. Gemmell as its new head of school. Dr. Gemmell is the Academy’s 12th head since the Academy’s founding in 1887.

Adrien Broom's Envy, One Sin, Seven Stories in NYTimes, on Exhibit

August 5, 2015 -- Congratulations to Adrien Broom ’98 on her latest project – “Envy, One Sin, Seven Stories: Adrien Broom” – on exhibit at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, through September 26.

Gotta Love This Camp: The Inquisitive Campers are Back

August 10, 2015 -- Schools like Brewster Academy know that educating students to be successful in the 21st century requires ensuring students possess critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and creative skills as much as knowledge and content skills. And, while the Academy works thoughtfully to deliver such an intentional and robust curriculum during the academic year and during its own summer session, there is another group in the Brewster community that is working hard to empower kids for 21st century success.

Anyone who has spent time on the Brewster campus during the summer in the past decade may recall a group of spirited pre-teens who are known to break into cheers at lunch or a version of Mike d’Abo and Tony Macauley’s “Build Me Up Buttercup” on a walk across campus. They are neither shy nor quiet. They travel from one challenge to the next adorned in whatever colorful wardrobe the moment might call for. They have come for the challenge, for Camp Gottalikachallenge.

Faculty Present at Lausanne Institute

July 7, 2015 -- Dean of Academic Studies Peter Hess and history teacher and team leader Doug Skelley presented a session on Cooperative Learning Success at the Lausanne Learning Institute in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 13.
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