Eaglebrook opened its doors to students for the 101st time last week. This school year, we are welcoming 250 students from 19 states and 23 different countries.
Day students and boarding Sixth Formers arrived on campus on Tuesday, September 6. While the rain did force everyone inside it didn’t stop them from opening day festivities. Day students cheered at the opportunity to play “rock paper scissors” in a large group setting and enjoy icebreaker activities in two groups. This was just before Boarding Sixth Formers arrived on campus being greeted by none other than the Head of School Mr. Chase. Click here to see pictures from that day.
On Wednesday, September 7, Sixth Formers took part in leadership activities both on and off campus. One group of boys was driven out to Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in nearby Leverett, MA while the remaining students attended leadership activities on campus.
The next day, new students participated in the “A Day in The Life” Presentation led by Dr. Cyr-Mutty. Later on, while returning students reacquainted themselves with campus, new students took a hike to the Rock along with faculty. During this, Sixth Form students participated in additional leadership activities. Click here to see pictures from those events.
Students began classes on Friday, September 8, and got their first real taste of Eaglebrook’s rigorous academics. The first athletic practices were also held on the fields around campus. The next day, Saturday, was a special day of classes for all students. New students were also treated to cookouts by dorm at various campsites on campus Saturday evening. Their Sixth Form Big Brothers came out to the sites to hang out and play games. Click here to see pictures from those events.
Sunday students were greeted with the year’s inaugural Sunday Meeting on Infirmary Field. The most memorable part of the night was Mr. Chase's adage: “We are all part of a new beginning” as he described the continuation of Eaglebrook’s traditions into the next century. Dr. Paul Cyr-Mutty, Dean of Teaching and Learning, delivered a message about looking toward the positives in life shortly before Mr. Chase’s speech. The meeting concluded with the singing of the Eaglebrook Hymn followed by students and faculty taking a few moments to reflect. Click here to see a recording of the night’s speeches.Click here to see photos of the night's event.