Bement, the kind of person you are matters most, and we spend a lot of
time encouraging and supporting that development. In the midst of
studying literature, history, and even mathematics we are still studying
relationships. We speak to each other by name, and we see each other
first as a member of our family.
Small classes enable students and teachers to know each other well. All teachers eat daily meals with students, which furthers the friendships adults and young people have at Bement. Older students are constant role models for younger ones, and a variety of cross-grade activities fosters meaningful friendships throughout the school. Boarders and day students are indistinguishable during the school day.
The affection we have for one another is evident in many ways. Each week we celebrate birthdays at our all-school meeting. We sing to each other, and a unique Bement bookmark is presented to commemorate each student's birthday. Morning meetings are when we recognize accomplishments big and small: a student is accepted into the state's select Western District Band; another was noticed warmly welcoming a campus visitor. We're proud of both.
No matter where I go or whom I meet, if people mention Bement, they
inevitably use the word "family" to describe us. Nothing makes me
prouder. The care of the children and adults here is at the heart of
every Bement decision I make. On behalf of the Bement family, I welcome
you to this website and hope we can soon welcome you for a real visit.
Frank Henry PTT, P’05 '08
Interim Head of School