In 1942, Frances and Kenton Kilmer sought a particular kind of school for their growing family and neighborhood children–a school that offered a world-class liberal arts education where students were respected and were encouraged to ask questions and to figure out possible answers. The Kilmers’ desire for an education that sparked imaginative thinking and encouraged children to ask “Why?” was in sharp contrast to the educational options available in 1942. Unwilling to compromise, the Kilmers decided to found a new school.
Green Hedges School has inspired thousands of children to inquire, to look beneath the surface, to discover multiple methods to solve problems and, in the process, to discover something about themselves. Our program was visionary in 1942 and remains so. The School’s provision of an integrated curriculum in a small classroom setting are now touted by educators as one of the most effective approaches for helping students develop the intellectual and interpersonal skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
The 2016-2017 academic year marks the School’s 75th year in existence. We have planned a year-long series of celebratory events to commemorate this significant milestone and we hope you will join us for all of them. Whether your affiliation with the School began this year or many years ago, these events will be special moments when we may pause and reflect upon the gift that is Green Hedges School.
Robert E. Gregg, III
Head of School
Carolyn W. Brandon
Chair, 75th Anniversary Committee
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees