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.
Geoff Heekin ’83 has made a powerful investment in Greenhills School’s future with the ownership transfer of his life insurance policy — the largest planned gift in school history. A long-time Greenhills supporter and a former trustee, Heekin said the gift reflects his deep appreciation for the role the school played in his personal development, and his desire to honor the formative investment its faculty made in him roughly four decades ago.
Dan Korobkin ’98, the Legal Director of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has an old TV poster on his office wall. It’s from the 1991 mini-series “Separate but Equal,” starring Sidney Poitier as Thurgood Marshall, which dramatized the story of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court case which held that government-sponsored segregation was unconstitutional.
Volume 41 of The Evergreen, Greenhills' annual literary magazine, is now available online. This student-created publication features creative writing and fine art from students in all grades during the 2020-21 school year.
In the second half of basketball games, teams sometimes hit a wall. But in the third quarter against Huron Valley Lutheran Friday night, Greenhills didn’t hit a wall — it became one.
In the summer of 2005, I was fortunate enough to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer course entitled Shakespeare in Production. University of Delaware professors Jay Halio, an eminent Shakespeare scholar, and Leslie Reidel, Director of the Professional Theater Program, led English and drama teachers in a study of Shakespeare intended to, in the words of Peggy O’Brien, who has led the Education Depart at the Folger Library quite brilliantly for decades, “set Shakespeare free.”
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.