Our international students come from all over the world and share our
school with each other and our American boarding and day students. Each
international boarding student will have a roommate from a different
culture who speaks a different language. This ensures English is the
common language and our international students' skills improve steadily
through the year. English Language Learning (ELL) classes are available
for students who need English language support. A student’s English
ability will determine their course placement. We pride ourselves on how
well our international students learn English, both in the classroom, on
the athletic fields, on the stage, and at home in the dorms. Their
education continues after classes are over and they benefit from each
other and the other members of our community.
We are very proud of our international students and feel lucky to have such a group with us each year. They work hard and learn a great deal while they share their experiences with us. They are also very successful after they graduate from Bement. Gaining acceptance to top secondary schools, our international students are wonderful ambassadors for Bement and their families. Recent international graduates have continued on to Deerfield, Phillips Exeter, Phillips Andover, Brooks, St. Paul's, St. George's, Brooks, Lawrenceville, Milton, Pomfret, Portsmouth Abbey, Taft, Choate Rosemary Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon, Miss Porter's School, Williston, Mercersburg, Proctor, Miss Hall's School, Loomis Chaffee, Blair Academy, Westminster, Suffield, and Brewster Academy.
Former head of school from 1947-1971, Mary "Gug" H. Drexler, passed away on April 23, 2013 at the age of 101.
Remembrances of Gug's time as head of school can be found on the school's alumni facebook page.
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