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A Letter from our Head of School 

Welcome to Packer's website, which we have designed to offer a rich understanding of the Packer experience. We are exceptionally proud of our academic program, which balances rigorous study with a student-centered and inquiry-based approach. At all grade levels, we work to promote active learning through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. 

I hope you will take some time to get to know our extraordinary faculty and staff. They collaborate closely to provide the right kinds of support for each student’s intellectual and personal growth. By emphasizing a holistic approach to health and wellness, we lead students to sustainable and lasting forms of achievement. In short, we focus on both head and heart, and you can feel that commitment to balance in our halls.

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Our community is serious and motivated as well as joyful and open-hearted. This is an unusual combination, and it works. We cherish the close and trusting relationships that take root here and allow us to grow, together, as a community. For 173 years, our emphasis on relationships has been a defining aspect of our school. Today, we are actively engaged in ensuring that each and every Packer student feels a sense of connection and inclusion. 

Packer’s 1000+ students from PreK through 12th Grade benefit from our unique Brooklyn Heights campus, which is both historic and fully modernized. The Packer Early Learning Center, a state-of-the-art building designed for our Preschool and Kindergarten students, is located at 100 Clinton Street, one short block from our campus.

One of the ways you can get to know the Packer community is to spend some time with us. Register to attend an Admissions Open House, take a tour of our campus, and meet our administrators and faculty.  

Thank you for your interest in The Packer Collegiate Institute.

Dr. Jennifer Weyburn

Jennifer Weyburn
Head of School

Engaging with children and families is one of the greatest joys of being an educator and school leader.

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Packer's Mission

Our mission lives in our work and our conversations every day.

Board of Trustees

Administrative Leadership

Jim Anderson

Chief Technology Officer

Sheila Bogan

Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions and Financial Aid

Maxine Coleman

Director of Campus Operations & Public Safety/Project Manager

Darrin Fallick

Director of Athletics & Dean, Class of 2023

Elizabeth Aurand Hastings

Associate Head of School and Academic Dean

Tené Howard

Director of Global Programs and Community Engagement

Bill McCarthy

Preschool and Lower School Division Head

Maria Nunes

Upper School Division Head

Noah Reinhardt

Assistant Head of School and Middle School Division Head

Denise C. Schwed

Director of Preschool & Lower School Admissions

Sara Shulman

Director of Development

Semeka Smith-Williams

Director of Diversity and Equity

Jennifer Weyburn

Head of School

Karin Storm Wood

Director of Communications

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