Day and Residential Students Return to Campus
After nearly a year-and-a-half or remote learning, residential students returned to the High School campus for the 2021–2022 school year. New and returning residents were greeted by eager faculty and staff, who were thrilled for the gradual move toward a sense of normalcy. They were joined by returning day students, and all students participated in orientation activities before classes started on Friday, September 3. New students got acquainted, collaborated, and problem solved at Project Adventure in Beverly, while returning students renewed friendships—and made new ones—in on-campus activities.
Energy and enthusiasm permeated the opening week as parents met with their students' academic advisors and administrators, new parents mingled at a reception, and High School and Elementary•Middle School faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus by Head of School Bob Broudo, who delivered his last opening-day address. (Broudo will retire at the end of the 2021–2022 school year.)
"Your work is changing students’ lives every day. And Landmark—through its mission—is trying to change the world of education to make it equitable for all learners," he said. "We can also, together, as a community, make a difference regarding equity, racial justice and human rights."
As in previous opening addresses, Broudo shared a list of books that have had an impact on him.
Bob's 2021 Books
The Big Burn, by Timothy Egan
Winnie Mandela: A Life, by Anne Mare du Preez Bezdrob
The Great Secret, by Jennet Conant
The Road to Character, by David Brooks
This Is The Fire, by Don Lemon
The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
The Overstory, by Richard Powers
The President’s Daughter, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson