Upper School

Teacher Spotlight: Riki Weeks, Upper School Math

May 12, 2022

Riki Weeks doesn’t just want your student to know how to solve math problems. He wants them to understand and explore why the equations even exist. Mr. Weeks, Grades 7-12 Mathematics Chair and Upper School Math teacher, knows his department is uniquely positioned to guide Flint Hill students to success. Why do you love teaching math?Math is one of those…

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A Toast to John’s Retirement

May 11, 2022

Headmaster John Thomas is retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year, after a five-decade career in education, and our school community gathered together, on Friday, April 22, to celebrate him and his 17 years at Flint Hill. The evening event, titled “A Toast to John’s Retirement,” was held at the Peterson Middle School,…

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The Rough Draft – Volume 21

May 4, 2022

The editorial board of the Flint Hill literary magazine is delighted to announce the arrival of this year’s The Rough Draft. Volume 21 offers a glimpse of the thoughtful literary work and luminous art created in the upper school during the 2021-2022 academic year. The Rough Draft‘s editorial board selects works through a blind evaluation…

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Teacher Spotlight: Nikki Brugnoli, Upper School Art

April 29, 2022

If you visit the Upper School campus, you can’t miss our Art classrooms. They’re brimming with easels, canvases, pottery wheels and both finished and in-progress works. Art teacher Nikki Brugnoli tells us what it’s like to guide Flint Hill students through the creative process and why art plays a crucial part in educating young minds. What do…

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Guest Author and Student Awards Featured at Writer’s Day

April 22, 2022

On Monday, August 18, Writer’s Day returned to the Upper School with a visiting author and student awards for creative writing. “After two long Covid years, the English Department was thrilled to be able to bring back Writer’s Day with a visit from the award-winning mystery writer and former Flint Hill English teacher and Department…

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Flint Hill FTC Robotics Team

Flint Hill Double 0 Ducks Competes in Regional Championship

April 22, 2022

Flint Hill First Tech Challenge Robotics Team #6341, the Double 0 Ducks, competed in the Chesapeake Regional Championship on April 9th. This season, over 300 robotics teams in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. competed for the 80 spots in the championship. Flint Hill Double 0 Ducks earned their spot in December by winning their qualifying competition…

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Patrick Logue Flint Hill Student

Supporting Students’ Extracurricular Activities: Fostering a Passion For Singing

April 20, 2022

  “We may have our differences, but music unites us all. It breaks down barriers like language to bring us all together.” – Patrick Logue ’25 Patrick Logue ’25 placed first in the Classical category and second in the Musical Theatre category at the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in February. Logue…

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Flint Hill Founder's Day

Coming Together as a School Community for Founder’s Day

April 13, 2022

On March 31, we gathered to celebrate Founder’s Day, an annual Flint Hill tradition where we come together as a school community to reflect on the milestones in our school history, remember those who have passed and honor our educators who excel in their craft with the Driving Spirit Award. Today was an extra special…

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Teacher Spotlight: Khalil Abdul-Malik, Upper School English

April 12, 2022

Khalil Abdul-Malik doesn’t just want to teach his students one subject; he aims to help them think critically and be the best possible version of themselves. An Upper School English teacher who has also taught history and geography, Mr. Abdul-Malik weaves those subjects together to investigate and understand the human condition in his classes. What…

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Teacher Spotlight: Zita Gray, Upper School Science

April 1, 2022

Zita Gray, Upper School physics and chemistry teacher, is dedicated to science education. But she’s quick to point out that school isn’t just about the subject you teach – it’s about the community you create. What do you love about teaching?I love teaching physics and chemistry and science in general because I think it’s really…

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