From the Headmaster AND I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE ARE AN ARTS SCHOOL!
had just sat down after
moving. In sum, what I find most impressive about our music
speaking in mid-May
and arts classes is the joy our boys display when they work on
at an Upper School
assembly in the Upper
But Browning is also a school for sports, I had just said to
Gym that featured the Lyman
the Upper School boys. Think of the season that our top teams
B. Tobin Public Speaking
have put together this spring. The depth and breadth is the
Contest. A senior faculty
strongest I can remember in twenty-three years. Our tennis
member had heard me speak
team, which benefits from home court at the West Side Tennis
the day before at Alumni Day
Club in Forest Hills, was ISAL champion and also winner of
on the role of arts at Browning. Particularly because of the
the end of season ISAL tournament. Baseball, too, was an
strength of our faculty, music and art have never been stronger.
ISAL playoff champion (for the third year in a row) and
Lucy Warnerâ€™s work with the younger boys, teaching them
decisively won the final game over arch-rival Columbia Prep.
about the composer of the month, encouraging creative dance
Varsity track came in a very strong second in the ISAL meet
to new music, and leading them in joyful choruses, engages our
at Riverbank State Park, and several of our relay teams will
boys at the beginning. The Lower School music program is
enter in the championship games sponsored by the New York
carefully orchestrated to add the study of instruments and
State Association of Independent Schools. And finally, a
knowledge of notes and scales. David Prestigiacomo continues
member of our golf team will play in the NYSAIS Golf
his music theory courses in the Middle and Upper Schools
Tournament at the Putnam National Golf Course in Mahopac,
with a strong instrumental program and robust choruses. At
NY. Director of Athletics Andrew West â€™92 compiles statistics
Browning it is cool to sing. I have often said this is not the case
about competition and participation every year. This year
with boys in coeducational settings.
90% of the boys in the Upper School have been on a varsity
Similarly, our art program is amazingly strong. Nikolaos Vlahos and Zackary Davis are both successful artists in their
team. Outstanding. Music, art and athletics: it is not either or at Browning.
own right who are committed to the craft of teaching. At each
All three areas provide hallmarks of excellence that engage
level, boys hone their skills and draw on their creative powers.
The annual Art Show displays several works from almost every boy in the school, and witnessing the progression of finished pieces from five year olds to eighteen year olds is deeply
Stephen M. Clement, III Headmaster