Creativity, Compassion, Stewardship
Glen Brook’s mission is to nurture a sense of personal responsibility for the world around us – our personal living spaces, our towns and cities, and the natural environment as a whole. At the core of all our activities is a belief in the inherent need in the human spirit to connect with one another and the natural world through work and play; to work creatively for both artistic pleasure and to solve problems of social importance; and to project a sense of compassion and responsibility toward all living things.
Glen Brook’s diverse programs encourage this mission in numerous ways:
through arts and music; through outdoor adventure and exploration; and through the daily care of a small farm in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Our programs strive for the care of our resources in ways both large and small: the health of our forests, fields, and waters are as important as the orderliness of our broom closets; the respect we afford one another is as vital as the wholesomeness of the food we eat. In all that we do, we aim to leave the world a little better than the way we found it.
"Glen Brook should be a place of archetypal experiences, giving every student a truer glimpse of what he or she is living for. There must be a quietness where students come to the realization of themselves and where they can find intuitions of their destiny."
- John Gardner