Lower School Boys Learn More About NYC “First Responders”

Lower School Boys Learn More About NYC “First Responders”

The September 14 Lower School assembly was an exciting one for the boys. Three guests representing the “first responders” who serve the city – police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) – were on hand to discuss their careers and present a wealth of information on exactly what each does. With “character” an essential component of a Browning education, these speakers exemplified the ways in which this trait emerges through the work they do in the community. Occurring just days after the anniversary of 9-11, the assembly emphasized the importance of our first responders and the daily risks they take to save the lives of others. Read more.

Browning Class of 2018 Receives Diplomas

Browning Class of 2018 Receives Diplomas

The Class of 2018 received their diplomas during graduation exercises on June 13 at Christ Church with families and the entire school community present to celebrate their success. Head of School John M. Botti, President of the Board of Trustees Valda M. Witt, and Head of Upper School James E. Reynolds presided over the awarding of the diplomas. Click here to read details as well as view video and photos.

Lower School Closing “Puts a Little Love in Our Hearts!”

Lower School Closing “Puts a Little Love in Our Hearts!”

Lower School boys celebrated the closing of their school year at Christ Church on June 8, beginning with a performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” by the Strings of Spring Orchestra comprised of Lower School musicians on violin, cello and guitar. Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School Laurie Gruhn welcomed attendees, congratulated the boys on their accomplishments, and wished them a great summer, while Head of School John Botti offered his thanks to community members and all those involved in the closing for a job well done. Read more.

Panthers Finish Banner Year With More Banners!

Panthers Finish Banner Year With More Banners!

In what had already been a successful year for the Browning Panthers, this spring the tennis team added two more championships to their already impressive accomplishments, while the track team won numerous golds, finishing third overall for boys at the NYCAL Championships.

Congratulations to all! Click the following links to view photos and recaps of Varsity BaseballVarsity TennisVarsity TrackVarsity Golf and Form I/II Baseball.

Grade Six Tours The Marvelous Met!

Grade Six Tours The Marvelous Met!

On May 17, Middle School history teacher Mary Bosworth and art teacher Kate Bancroft accompanied 30 sixth grade boys to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they viewed objects in two galleries showcasing artifacts from sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and North, Central and South America, as well as classical art of the Greeks and Romans. Read more.

Lower School Boys Share Knowledge at Science Exhibition

Lower School Boys Share Knowledge at Science Exhibition

Second and third grade parents and teachers spent the first hour of their day on May 9 in the Browning cafeteria, where they recognized the efforts, creativity and imagination of the second and third graders during the Lower School Science Exhibition. The boys and their science teachers, Julia Kingsdale and Emilie Wolf, had set up an impressive array of science projects, which the students were eager to explain in exacting detail. This morning of scientific discovery and sharing of knowledge represents a culmination of experimentation and modification. Read more.

SXSW Professional Development Trip Inspires Teachers

SXSW Professional Development Trip Inspires Teachers

Thanks to the generous donation from an anonymous parent, six faculty members from the Science and Computer Science and Engineering departments attended SXSW; a conference in Austin Texas that fosters creative and professional growth, and is known as a destination for discovery. Faculty spent five days together attending sessions, workshops and keynote speakers finding and learning about inspirational ideas. At the conclusion of every day, the group met to record and summarize their experience in those sessions and discuss possible classroom projects or lessons. Learn more.

Unveiling of Former Headmaster Clement’s Portrait

Unveiling of Former Headmaster Clement’s Portrait

Former Headmaster Stephen M. Clement, III, who retired in 2016 after serving The Browning School for 28 years, returned with his wife Sally and family members on April 18 for the formal unveiling of his official portrait by artist Ronald Sherr. Along with faculty members, Browning Trustees and parents from the Class of 2016 (who helped underwrite the portrait) were present for this special occasion. Read more.

2018 Alumni Reunion

2018 Alumni Reunion

On Friday, April 13, more than 160 alumni and guests returned to Browning for the annual Alumni Reunion. Alumni ranging from the Classes of 1950 to 2013 returned to Browning, along with a number of current and former faculty, for the Upper School assembly, True Grytte Society and Donor Recognition Luncheon, and the Reunion reception. Read more.

History Department Chair Invited to Prestigious NYU Conference

Dr. Gerald Protheroe was one of 25 participants invited to attend a round table conference, The State of the European Union and the Transatlantic Alliance, at the Center for Global Affairs, the School of Professional Studies, New York University, on April 6. During this in-depth exercise, 25 experts engaged in discussion on several major themes relating to the relationship between the European Union and the United States. Read More.

Art Show 2018

Art Show 2018

Artwork created by Browning boys under the direction of art teachers Nik Vlahos and Kate Bancroft brightened the Kurani Gym and other spaces within the School during the Annual Art Show attended by proud parents and siblings, as well as the boys, faculty, staff and Trustees. From the Upper School self portraits to the ever-popular penguins made by the Kindergarten boys, the hard work and talent at every division level was evident. Read More.

Third Graders Receive 17th Century Pilgrim Visitor

Third Graders Receive 17th Century Pilgrim Visitor

When the third graders came to social studies class one morning to learn about the Pilgrims, they didn’t expect to meet an actual member of the Mayflower ship that famously transported the first English Puritans to the New World in 1620! 

Susanna White, played by an actress from Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of 17th century colonial and native New England, in Plymouth, Mass., paid a trip to Laura Alterman and Susan Kehoe’s third grade classes to enhance their curriculum and reinforce what the boys had already learned about the first English Puritans. Click here to watch a video and learn more about the historian's visit.

Grytte Newspaper Hosts Conference Thriller

Grytte Newspaper Hosts Conference Thriller

The Grytte newspaper staff organized their second annual journalism conference to allow more than 70 student journalists from Brearley, Browning, Columbia Prep, Dalton, Marymount, Nightingale, Riverdale, Regis, Spence and Trinity high school journalists network with each other and discuss common issues that they face as student-news organizations.

The conference also featured a student moderated panel of professional journalists from Fortune Magazine, New York Times and Financial Times, who discussed the importance of reputable and established agencies in a world where journalism is becoming increasingly decentralized through social media. Click here to learn more about the conference.

Winter Sports 2018 Wrap-Up

Winter Sports 2018 Wrap-Up

The 2017-18 winter season at Browning was filled with highlights and rebuilding. The varsity basketball team started the season off with high hopes, and that excitement grew after they won both the LREI Preseason Tournament and their annual game at Barclays. The JV Panthers had an impressive 14-8 record, advancing to the playoffs but coming up short against Loyola. The fifth and sixth grade teams were a combined 10-10; both teams improved throughout the season, making the outlook bright for the future. The varsity squash team had another successful season with a 14-8 record, as more and more boys are interested in the sport. Lastly, our fencers represented Browning with grace and grit, as they were an integral part of the Chapin Interschool team. Click here to read individual reports for each winter team and view photos.