On Activism

By Craig Gemmell, Head of School Revisit days this past week and lots of exciting news. I’ve been smiling as a result. I’ve been smiling, too, because our current students have been looking up [...]

Onward Into the Year of the Dog

Grey here this morning, but the cloudy ceiling is rising slowly and patches of blue are barely perceptible. The lake’s ice has a February dullness to it; melting underway. I walked early to the [...]

On Ambling

For several weeks this fall I traveled much much on Brewster business, engaging in all sort of outreach to prospective and current families and alums. I thus found myself in Massachusetts, [...]

Leadership and Generosity

Lord House was buzzing last night. Our 11 Curvey Scholars and their parents joined Jim, Shirley, and Scott Curvey for our annual reception – an event that has become one of the most awaited [...]

On Lucas

Below is Dr. Craig Gemmell’s eulogy of Lucas Wheeler ’18, delivered at the September 16, 2017, service for Lucas at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Massachusetts.   My name [...]

Spring in all its Chaos

By Craig Gemmell Head of School Spring in all its chaos is upon us. I started my own day being filmed by Alex, who is working with DuiDui on their end-of-year project in which they are producing [...]

On Collaboration

By Craig Gemmell Head of School I spent time last week with our the robotics crew as they raced down the homestretch of their “build” prior to competition happening. They work out of an [...]

Late February

Snow again today. We are running out of places to pile it. The lake is postcard-worthy, white expanses punctuated by ice fishing huts in Wolfeboro Bay set up in vague clusters, the closest of [...]

Meal Time Sustenance

By Craig Gemmell Head of School It seems more and more as I settle in here to life at Brewster and in Wolfeboro that I’m carving out time to have dinner with students. I don’t know why this [...]

More Music, Please

Craig Gemmell Head of School I had an odd walk in the early morning over to school meeting; I was particularly fretful as I headed over in advance of the crowd of kids and adults to unlock doors, [...]