Welcome to Greenhills!

We are thrilled that your family is joining the Greenhills community! While your journey here is just beginning, know that students and parents become part of our school for a lifetime. We look forward to getting to know your one-of-a-kind student and watching them grow into a curious, creative, and responsible citizen throughout their time here.

As you get to know Greenhills, you’ll likely have many questions — and we hope you will use this page as a starting point for answers. Below you will find information regarding course selection and placement, athletic opportunities, and important dates. If you don’t find an answer to a question, please reach out to the Office of Enrollment Management at enrollment@greenhillsschool.org.

Susan Beamish Dean of Academics


Greenhills will host math placement testing on Saturday, May 20, 2023.  Here are the available time slots for that day:

  • 10:00am – 11:30am: Math Placement Assessment (Slot 1)
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Math Placement Assessment (Slot 2)

If your family is unable to attend on May 20, please still complete the registration form; we will be in touch about alternative options for you.

Dean of Academics Susan Beamish welcomes new families to Greenhills School, and shares an overview about course options and how families will work with the academic office.

Watch the video


Steps 1-3 are accomplished during course selection and math placement testing registration above. Please complete steps 4-5 here.

  1. Language Placement (Indicated During Course Selection)

    Our Middle School Language program is a three-year sequence of study that starts with beginning level courses in 6th grade and continues through 8th. We offer Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish in the Middle School. Native speakers at Greenhills broaden their linguistic capacity by taking a non-native language through at least 8th grade.
    > Explore languages at Greenhills by watching our Virtual Foreign Language Fair

  2. Math Placement

    To place incoming 6th graders, our math department reviews transcripts, previously submitted letters of recommendation, and your student’s placement test.

  3. Music Selection (Indicated During Course Selection)

    6th Graders at Greenhills are placed in one of three music ensembles: Choir, String Orchestra, or Wind Orchestra. While students cannot be guaranteed their top choice, you’ll be able to indicate a preference on your student’s course selection form.

  4. Athletic Interest Forms

    Middle School is a wonderful time to branch out and try something new or keep up with something you love. This will not lock your student into participating in any sport, but will allow you to stay in the loop on team updates.
    > List of Athletic Offerings
    > Indicate your student's athletic interest here

  5. Submit your student's updated physical

    All students that plan to participate in athletics need to submit a physical form completed on or after April 15th, 2023. Completed forms are required by the first day of practice.
    > Download a copy of the MHSAA Athletic Physical Form

    Hold onto your completed form to upload it to GryphOn, our online system. Information on how to access GryphOn to come this summer. If you have questions, please email the athletic department at athletics@greenhillsschool.org


You can see the entire calendar of events, including a list of major dates, at greenhillsschool.org/calendar. Important dates to remember:

An Introduction to Greenhills from the Head of School (Virtual Event)
May 21 at 7:00pm or May 30 at 7:00pm
Head of School Peter B. Fayroian will give parents a brief overview of Greenhills School, including its mission, history, and cultural norms. You will also learn more about how the School operates and have a chance to meet some members of the administrative team. Time will be reserved for answering parent questions.
>Register to attend


  • August 23, 5:30-7:00pm at Greenhills School: New Parent Social
  • August 25, 9:00am-12:00pm at Greenhills School: 6th Grade Orientation
  • August 28: First Day of Classes
  • August 30, 6:00-8:45pm at Greenhills School: Back-to-School Night for Middle School
  • September 15: Middle School Class Retreats


  • May 11: New families begin receiving the weekly eForum newsletter (see below)
  • Mid-June: Summer Read Information
  • June 15: Last weekly eForum of the 2022-23 school year
  • Mid-July: Things to Know and Do, Course Assignments, Book Orders
  • Early August: Welcome Notes from Grade Teams and Team Leaders; Things to Know and Do Reminder; School Photo and Locker Setup Information
  • August 11: Weekly eForum Newsletter resumes
  • Mid-August: New Parent Social Invitation; Class Schedules, Book Orders, and Schedule Changes


eForum Newsletter
All parents and students will receive our school newsletter, called the eForum, every week on Thursdays. Please commit to reviewing the eForum for news, updates, and important details about what’s happening at Greenhills.

The Hub
You can visit The Hub (greenhillsschool.org/hub) on Greenhills’ website anytime to find information, documents, forms, and more.
> Go to The Hub


Course Guide

Learn about the courses being offered in the coming year in the course catalog.

Family Handbook

Now is the time to become familiar with school policies, programs, and other information, all of which can be found in the Greenhills Student and Family Handbook.

Meet your 6th Grade Team Leaders

Mayra E. Diaz Head of Middle School
Bridget Quinn Maldonado Middle School Dean of Students
Laurin Wolf 6th Grade Team Leader
Lauren Yavor 6th Grade Team Leader

Other People You May Need to Know

Heidi Butz Director of School Counseling; FRESH Co-conceptual Director
Caitlin Smead Director of the Learning Center
Allison Kaplan Learning Specialist
Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.