After enduring the most challenging of school years in 2020-2021, the entire community was eager to begin the year with new hopes of gradually returning to the Belmont Hill we all know and love. While still masked indoors as a safety precaution, it was nevertheless a truly inspiring moment when the School gathered as one for the first time since the Hamilton Chapel renovation. Greg Schneider, Ronald M. Druker '62 Head of School, led the faculty and students in a spirited round of applause to mark the joy of this momentous return.
Mr. Schneider then gave a poignant talk about the School's summer reading book, "The Red Bandanna." The book tells the story of the heroic efforts of the late Boston College alumnus Welles Crowther, who was in the World Trade Center on the morning of the deadly terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Mr. Schneider told the story of his own experiences of that day, when he was an administrator at Rye Country Day School in New York. On that day, he was in Washington, D.C. with students on a school trip. You can watch Mr. Schneider's entire speech in the embedded video.
Please also enjoy the embedded video featuring all the sights of the first day of classes on the Hill!
- Chapel Talk