Imagine a school wholeheartedly dedicated to creating a learning experience around the unique needs and passions of each student. That’s Greenhills. In intensely smart classes, our teachers push students to know the depth of what they’re truly capable of — from Jazz and 2D Design to Conceptual Physics.
“Make time for creativity every day”, says Amelia Bookstein Kyazze ’93. “Everyone has a creative vein and tapping into that is rejuvenating.” With all the energy she found from writing, Kyazze now has a debut novel being published in May 2021. Into the Mouth of the Lion is based on her notebooks and photographs from when she worked in Angola with Oxfam in the early 2000s. The book tells the story of a photographer looking for her missing sister during the last days of Angola’s civil war. Kyazze also writes short stories, reviews children’s literature, teaches creative writing at her children’s school, and takes on freelance work for charity organizations, in addition to her primary work as a copy editor.
In the days leading up to the Greenhills boys basketball team’s sixth game of the season, the team realized there were basically two ways the rest of their season could play out. No one had expected it to be easy, especially after the first half of the team’s season was canceled by COVID. Team captain Andrew Leucic remembered what felt like a never-ending cycle in November and December: basketball was always on the horizon, but it never quite came.
According to their coach, the Greenhills boy’s golf team’s fortunes often “ebb and flow.” Well, so far this season, they haven’t just flowed — they’ve risen like a breaking wave, high above where even their coach thought they would be.
Three meets into the Greenhills track team’s season, head coach Sara LeBlanc has high hopes, and not without reason. She’s seen what her team can do even at a disadvantage, so she knows there’s nowhere to go but up. At the season’s first Catholic League meet on Wednesday, April 21, the girls’ track team finished second out of 10, claiming a spot on the podium despite being unable to field athletes in more than 30 percent of the meet’s events. The boys’ team, meanwhile, finished sixth out of 10, but with a score that placed it solidly among the group of teams fighting for a podium spot — all separated by just a few points.
Less than two minutes into last Wednesday night’s lacrosse game against Bishop Foley Catholic, senior Finn Feldeisen sprinted behind Bishop Foley’s net, deep into the offensive zone. He cut to his left, back in front of the net, turned his stick over in his hands, and shot — scoring the first goal on the new turf surface of Greenhills’ Towsley Field.
And we do our very best to draw it out daily. On average, any two people have 99.9% identical DNA. That means what makes you you is what comes from that remaining 0.1%. At Greenhills, we've crafted our entire 6th- through 12th-grade experience (and our approach to teaching) to unleash the full power of that 0.1%. So you can go out into the world — uniquely and confidently you. A one-of-a-kind work of art with the ability to do anything you set your very distinctive brain to.