Global Experiences

Faculty Travel

Belmont Hill encourages faculty professional development in a variety of ways, including through travel. Supported via the school’s professional growth budget as well as through the Byrnes Grant Program, faculty travel enriches the student experience by deepening teachers’ knowledge in their fields, introducing them to new perspectives and colleagues, and fuel excitement for continued learning.

Initiated by Mr. William L. Byrnes ‘40 and his son Randy ‘65, the Byrnes Grant Program provides “financial resources for selected teachers to pursue off-campus activities which they consider exceptional opportunities for them to reach new heights of enthusiasm and effectiveness with their students.”

Recent recipients of the Byrnes Grant and professional growth funds have conducted a wide range of experience-research with an eye to enhancing the school’s curricular and co-curricular programs:
  • Galapagos Islands (Biology & AP Biology)
  • Icelandic geology (AP Environmental Science & Energy Inquiry)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar - John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist (Environmental Science)
  • William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Globe Theater (English 4, Page & Stage)
  • African American History & Culture in the South (African American Studies & African American Literature)
  • Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany to develop a school trip focused on Jewish history and culture in pre-WW2 Germany
Belmont Hill also supports faculty travel to domestic and international conferences where teachers give presentation on Belmont Hill’s curricula and school culture. Faculty also have the opportunity to learn from peer schools and colleagues about their programs:
  • International Boys Schools Coalition (IBSC), of which Belmont Hill is a founding partner. Faculty have attended and presented at IBSC conferences in:

    • Tennessee
    • Australia
    • South Africa
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