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

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


There are a few things we need from you to get started with class schedules, course placements, and athletic information. Please complete the items listed below ASAP, and direct any questions to [email protected].

  1. Language Placement

    We offer Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish for students in the Upper School. If you have already taken a language, and would like to continue studying it, you can contact a member of the language department listed below to determine placement in the correct level.

  2. Math Placement

    Math placement for incoming Upper Schoolers is based on their previous course work, grades, and letters of recommendation. Students must complete a sequence of Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II as a graduation requirement. Please indicate your course preference in the Course Selection forms below.

  3. Incoming 9th Graders: Register for Courses

    Make your course selection by completing and submitting the form below. You can use the Course Catalog linked under the pictures below to help you choose your courses.
    > Complete the course selection form

  4. Incoming 10th and 11th Graders: Schedule an appointment with your Grade Dean

    Incoming 10th and 11th graders should use the form below for course selection. Please feel free to reach out to your Grade Dean (contact information below) for guidance on your course selection. They are looking forward to working with you closely over the coming months!
    > Return your completed course selection form to the Academic Office

  5. Athletic Interest Forms

    High 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
    > Find out more about fall sports pre-season
    > Find coaches contact information here

  6. 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, 10:45am-2:30pm at Greenhills School: 9th Grade Orientation for Students
  • August 23, 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Greenhills School: New Parent Social
  • August 28: Classes Begin
  • September 6, 6:00pm – 8:45pm at Greenhills School: Back-to-School Night
  • Upper School Class Retreats
    • September 13 at 5:00pm – September 15: 9th Grade Retreat
    • September 13 – 15: 10th Grade Retreat
    • September 14 – 15: 11th – 12th Grade Retreat


  • May 11: New families begin receiving the weekly eForum newsletter (see below)
  • Mid-June: 9th Grade Orientation Information
  • June 15: Last weekly eForum of the 2022-23 school year
  • Mid-July: Things to Know and Do, Course Assignments, Book Orders
  • Late July: Fall Sports Classic: Alumni vs. Varsity Invite; Upper School Fall Sports Information
  • 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 Upper School Leadership Team

Deano Smith Head of Upper School
Janelle Sterling Upper School Dean of Students

Meet the Upper School Grade Deans

Sara LeBlanc 9th Grade Dean
Ben Bellamy 10th Grade Dean
John Lund 11th Grade Dean
Greg Huntoon 12th Grade Dean

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.