Brimmer and May students enlarge their understanding of what it means to be citizens not only of the school community but of an interdependent world through our emphasis on global education. Beginning with the study of world languages in pre-kindergarten and continuing with global studies in the Middle and Upper Schools, the curriculum reflects our belief that today’s students must be fully conversant with other peoples, cultures, and languages. Our integrated approach to learning, stressing interdisciplinary studies, helps students understand the connections between subjects and gives them a comprehensive view of the world. Our libraries support and inspire global initiatives with materials and guidance from the librarians.
An innovative World Languages program focuses on the importance of starting World Language instruction at an early age, introducing the study of French for all students in pre-kindergarten, and giving students the choice of studying French or Mandarin Chinese beginning in grade five, with the addition of Spanish in grade six. Language classes use our new language lab and incorporate the latest in computer technology to give students an intensive experience in speaking and listening.
Technology is a significant part of our Global Education program, allowing Brimmer and May students to conduct joint projects with students in Latin America, Central Europe, Africa, and other parts of the world. Spacious computer labs and lap-top labs for classroom use offer state-of-the-art equipment, so that students may use video-conferencing, telecommunications, and other media to collaborate with students across the country and around the globe.