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.
One of 32 Michigan Student-Athletes Chosen to Receive $1,000 Scholarship Greenhills senior Finn Feldeisen has been named one of the 2021 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Scholar-Athletes. Each year the MHSAA selects 32 students to honor with this prestigious title and $1,000 scholarship award. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point, have won a letter in an MHSAA varsity sport, play an active role in their school, and submit an essay focused on the importance of sportsmanship. From his notable academic and athletic accomplishments to his deep involvement in arts and student government, Finn clearly fits the bill.
Greenhills School has received the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award — for the third consecutive year — for its high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles courses. Of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, only 1,119 received this award for achieving 50% or higher female exam taker representation in one of or both AP computer science courses, or a percentage of female computer science exam takers that meets or exceeds that of the school’s female population.
Dr. Blair Jenkins graduated from Greenhills School in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale. While at Yale, she developed passions for science, medicine, and education. She moved to New York City in 2009 to teach middle school science with Teach for America. She loved teaching but ultimately felt that educating patients and graduate students would be her true calling. She returned to academia and earned both an MD and PhD from Columbia University. She recently completed her studies there and has been working for the past 6 months as a first-year Internal Medicine resident at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. She will begin training as a Dermatology resident at Columbia later this year.
Greenhills School has appointed Sylvester Cutler to be its new director of admission and financial aid, effective July 1, 2021. Cutler will serve on the school’s senior leadership team and oversee student recruitment, community outreach, and manage the more than $1.6 million of financial aid Greenhills distributes each year.
Greenhills alum Dr. Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere '10 recently spoke to Head of School Peter B. Fayroian about her life after graduation and path to becoming the Director of the Thinking Dog Center at CUNY Hunter College. Dr. Byosiere credits the science classes she took while attending Greenhills — specifically mentioning those taught by Mr. Friedlander and Dr. Smith — for sparking her interest in working with animals and opening the door to the possibility of having a career focused on the study of animal behavior. Following her time at Greenhills, she went on to earn her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. at La Trobe University in Australia. More recently, at the Thinking Dog Center, her work has expanded to include applied research topics, including dog training methodologies and sheltering practices.
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.