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.
Before Friday’s girls golf match against Father Gabriel Richard (FGR), Greenhills Head Coach Mike Karr made his expectations clear: he was hoping the team would shoot around 182 or 183.
It was early in the first set against Austin Catholic High School when senior Anna Zell, one of six seniors on the volleyball team, took the ball to serve for Greenhills. But by the time Zell relinquished the ball, the match was more or less over. Propelled by a dominant serving run from Zell, who won nine straight points — including four aces — the Gryphons pulled away and never looked back.
When the Greenhills Boys Tennis team warms up, one of their exercises is a dynamic wrist stretch. During that stretch, the entire team shouts “get the wrists!” No one really knows why; it’s just the kind of thing you pick up on a high school team.
Ask any cross-country runner and they’ll tell you: there’s no better feeling — none — than reaching the end of a race. Crossing the finish line, flopping down in the shade among teammates, finishing what feels like half a bottle of water in one large gulp...it’s the essence of cross country, and it doesn’t get any better than that.
The outcome was decisive. The game play, however, was anything but. The Greenhills Boys’ Soccer team took the field against Cranbrook Tuesday, and played to what can only be described as a virtual stalemate. There were no easy goals; no booming shots; nobody running away from the pack on either side. Greenhills allowed two goals on what amounted to toss-ups.
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.