Insight from Three Experts: Boys’ School Heads Join for Panel Discussion

On Monday, 20 November, Headmaster Kerry Brennan joined his colleagues and fellow heads of school Dr. Rick Melvoin from Belmont Hill School and Mr. Bill Burke from St. Sebastian’s School in a conversation on the values of a boys’ school education.  The program, hosted at Belmont Hill School, included a panel discussion on a range of topics, from competition and relationships, to academics and extracurriculars.  The three leaders elaborated on the dynamics within boys’ schools and the distinctive model of a single-sex educational environment.


The evening’s event broadened into an open conversation with those in attendance—people familiar with boys’ schools and those interested in learning more.  Questions about technology use, pedagogical practices, and character development directed the dialogue.  The evening was a rare opportunity to hear from three distinguished school leaders, each with decades of experience working in schools, and particularly, helping to lead boys’ schools.  The atmosphere was collegial and collaborative as these three heads reflected on their experiences, shared observations, and anticipated what lies ahead for boys’ schools across the country.