Welcome, Class of 2023!

Chris Mazzola with her two dogs and students from advisory

I am delighted to welcome you to this very special community. The heart of everything we do at Branson rests upon our mission to develop students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning and joy.

Your acceptance to Branson – in one of our most competitive pools ever – means that you are a student of the highest quality and that your personal traits mirror the four core values that we value most: kindness, courage, purpose and honor. 

You can look forward to taking on a variety of wonderful challenges during your next four years at Branson. At times it will be difficult, but know that your hard work will not be without purpose. The faculty and I will be working alongside you to prepare you to enter an increasingly complicated world, one that needs ethical leaders who are willing to work hard to make it better. Embrace each challenge that Branson provides and know that you will have our support each step of the way.

All the best,
Christina K. Mazzola
Head of School

Graphic: First Day of Classes is August 27

Key Dates

  • MAY 4
    New Student Welcome Day
    Fall Sports Begin (specific date TBD)
  • AUGUST 22 - 23
    9th-Grade Orientation
    During these two days, you'll get to know your classmates and learn everything you need to know to get off to a great start at Branson!
  • AUGUST 27
    First Day of School



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