in every kid since 1968.
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.
Nearly 20 years after graduating from Greenhills School in 2004, Danye Bartscht sits down with Greenhills Head of School Peter B. Fayroian to talk about co-founding and managing Eastern Market Brewing Co. Bartscht shares his path to entrepreneurship, lessons learned along the way, and the role Greenhills played in preparing him to lead a burgeoning business.
The swim team’s season started on what, for a swim team, was just about the most off-putting note possible: the pool was closed. Greenhills boys swimming competes as part of a co-op team with Whitmore Lake High School and Father Gabriel Richard, and the Whitmore Lake pool that the team uses was having pool problems. So first-year coach Katie Capelli snapped into action to find her club a new pool to ramp up for the season and, soon enough, the team was back in the water — with flying colors.
The Boys Basketball team is getting into a groove — and after their most recent big win, the Gryphons have the rest of the league on notice. Down by five with three minutes remaining against Father Gabriel Richard (FGR) on Tuesday, the team regrouped and took off. Playing on FGR’s court, the Gryphons put together an 8-0 run to close out the game, taking home a 46-43 win. It was the team’s third straight victory; they improved to 9-4, good for third place in the Catholic League’s AA division — and it’s all come against a schedule that Athletic Director Tom Ward says is the toughest schedule he remembers the team playing.
In our history and social science classes, we don’t want students to just understand what happened in the past, but to learn from that history, to consider the many forces that impact our society, and to apply their own creative thinking to better the world. With that mission-driven goal in mind, as sixth graders enter Greenhills, we begin challenging them to examine their role within the local and global community. And one way we do that is through the Standard of Living Project carried out in every Global Studies class, which was created by Greenhills history and social science teachers Karin Scott and Lauren Yavor.
The Greenhills 8th Grade Robotics team had a successful season. This year the team qualified for and competed in the 2023 FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championships held on Dec. 15-17 —a ‘first’ for the middle school team. Team 9895 finished 12th out of the 36 teams in their division and was named a finalist for the competition’s Motivate Award.
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.