The Fire of Intellectual Engagement

Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world.

The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

Meet The Academic Leadership Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Traci Osterhagen Brock

    Traci Osterhagen Brock 

    Dean of Faculty
  • Photo of Richard DiBianca

    Richard DiBianca 

    Upper School Principal
  • Photo of Tom Ashburn

    Tom Ashburn 

    Middle School Principal, Assistant Director of Summer Programs
  • Photo of Jeffrey Vinikoor

    Jeffrey Vinikoor 

    Director of Studies; Dean, Class of 2024
Reimagining rigor for students in grades 6-12