First Year "In The Books"
06/12/2013 10:05 AM
On Thursday, June 13, 2013 The Beech Hill School will have officially completed its first year. By all accounts, the inaugural year of the independent middle school in Hopkinton, New Hampshire was a tremendous success. Stephanie Lesko of Hopkinton, mother of a BHS sixth grader reports, “I have never seen my daughter so excited about learning.”
The school opened in September with grades six and seven. In the fall of 2013, The Beech Hill School will include grade 8 for the first time. Nine students enrolled in the inaugural year, and all of these students will return for the second year. The school’s admission is rolling and several new families have already enrolled for the coming year. Head of School Rick Johnson expects total enrollment to nearly double in year two.
Mr. Johnson is very excited for what the future holds for his school. “In the coming year, we are adding a new grade, an outdoor program, a LEGO robotic program, and refining much of what we have started in year one.”
Recently, the school received news that its approval by the State Department of Education has been extended for three years. Mr. Johnson attributes the success to the exceptional faculty and the clear vision of founder Emily Ricard.
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