Our campus life reflects our school's mission:
Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School is a safe, caring community dedicated to academic excellence and to preparing students for success in college and in life. Through experiences in academics, activities, and the arts, students learn passionately, think critically, act responsibly, and lead with integrity.
Brownell-Talbot School is a vibrant community of students, teachers, staff, and families who share a common goal — a quality education that develops a life-long love of learning and leads to continued success in higher education and in life.
In general, the school community is very much like a small town, where everyone knows everyone and peers hold each other to higher standards. It is a place where it is "cool to be smart" and where instructors are able to focus on teaching in their classrooms.
The community comes together several times a year during the annual All-School Open House and Picnic at the start of the school year and at the BTPA's annual Chili Supper during Homecoming Week on campus. All ages participate in the Homecoming Week themes and are encouraged to support Raider athletics year-round.
In the Lower School, students enjoy the traditional classroom teacher, but also have specialty teachers for French or Spanish, art, science, music, and technology.
In the Middle School, students begin moving throughout campus for their classes and study halls, still enjoying a homeroom, but experiencing the responsibility of managing their time between classes.
In the Upper School, students have yet more freedom and, thus, more responsibility. The school day runs nine class periods, possibly including a study hall or a free period. During free periods, Upper School students are able to schedule appointments with teachers or administrators, remain in the commons area to study alone or with friends and relax, or perhaps volunteer to help in the main office. Only seniors have the freedom to leave campus during free periods and lunch break, but they must sign out/in to do so.