Mr. William Mitchell, BCS'63, Interim Head of School
BA, Ed. D
I am often asked what makes BCS different from other schools. That’s not always easy to answer because all schools aspire to strong academics, challenging activities, and a safe and wholesome environment. I think, however, that I have identified two things that are very strong at BCS, and to a greater degree than I have experienced in my previous work as Head of School. It’s not that these strengths do not exist in other schools. Rather, it is the consistent and profound way that we witness them at BCS.
The first is the positive engagement of students to teachers and teachers to students that we see reflected in the bi-weekly effort ratings.
A second element that I think makes BCS different is the many opportunities for student leadership. However it is not just the number of experiences that is impressive. It is the seriousness and the responsibility with which student leaders perform their tasks that are remarkable. Whether as prefects, and so, officers of the school; as cadet officers and NCOs; as wardens in the chapel; as House Captains; as leaders of Round Square; or in striving for gold in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, it is the consistency and the maturity with which the leaders carry out their responsibilities that have impressed me so greatly. In doing so, these leaders derive worthwhile skills and contribute greatly to the tone, climate, harmony, and efficiency of daily life in this school–a community we strive to define and maintain as a civil community.
William Mitchell, BCS'63
Interim Head of School