I love my colleagues' dedication and commitment to their students, and am constantly impressed by their high level of engagement with our students.
A Letter from our Head of School
Welcome to our new 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.
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. This fall marks the opening of the Packer Early Learning Center, a state-of-the-art building designed for our Preschool and Kindergarten students, at 100 Clinton Street, one short block from our campus.
Thank you for your interest in The Packer Collegiate Institute.
Bruce L. Dennis
Our mission lives in our work and our conversations every day.