Randolph School

Learn more about the K-12 journey from students and educational experts at the only NAIS accredited independent school in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area.

A Glimpse Into The Randolph Journey

Kohler Damson '12: One Brick at a Time

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Kohler Damson '12 was the featured speaker during the professional learning days for faculty and staff ahead of the 2021-22 school year. The alumnus shared the lessons he learned during his time as a student, offering encouragement and appreciation for their hard work. Read more here.

Welcome to the 2021-22 New Faculty and Staff

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We are excited to welcome a great group of new faculty and staff members into the Randolph family this year! Among these new faces are alumni, international teachers, and many others with unique talents and abilities. Learn about the professionals joining our school community! Read more here.

Philanthropic Leader Feature: Jean and Jerre Penney

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The vision, leadership, and generosity of Jean and Jerre Penney has made our Drake campus brighter and happier. Jean and Jerre Penney, who have been part of the Randolph School community since 1986, are featured in a new series highlighting philanthropic leaders. Read more here.

Jump-Starting My Career with an Internship at Randolph

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“It’s sometimes hard to see the real Randolph Difference as a student. Now, as an alum, I could not be more thankful for it." Lauren Richardson ’16 shares more about her summer internship with the Office of Institutional Advancement. Read more here.

The Legacy Project: Students, Creativity, and Art Come Together

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The Classes of 2024 and 2025 come together to create their Legacy Project, a collaborative art project that is developed entirely by students. See the unique creation that will be added to the vibrant displays in the Middle School. Read more here.

Why I Chose to Send My Son to Randolph

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Micca Strong reflects on the decision to join the Randolph School community five years ago and the three reasons her son, Nic Strong ’23, was convinced that the Raider Nation is where he belonged. Read more here.

What is the Value of a Randolph Education?

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Denzel Okinedo ’12, this year's featured alumni speaker, answers this question in great detail in his speech to faculty and staff preparing for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Watch or read the full speech.

The Changing College Landscape & What to Expect

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College Counseling Director Jessica Forinash, part of a team with combined experience of more than two decades, offers insight on the changing college landscape and what to expect. Read more here.

Dr. Pam Hudson Receives Christine Ray Richard Award

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Dr. Pam Hudson receives the Christine Ray Richard Outstanding Service Award, which is given annually to someone who, like Christine, spent 15 or more years in service of Randolph School. Read more here.

12 Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten

What can parents do to prepare their children for this important step in their educational careers? Here are some ideas from our Lower School faculty and staff. Read More...

A New Philosophy: Patient Reading is Patient Thinking

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Nate Gee’s summer grant experience from 2019 inspired and challenged him to create more patient lessons and led to the creation of the "Philosophy of Reading" guide. Read More...

Resources Abound for Alumni to Stay Connected

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The Randolph Alumni Portal is an exceptional tool for keeping alumni connected by offering many different resources with the click of a button. Read More...

2021 Senior Speech Series

Senior Speech: You Are Worth It, No Matter What

Lauren Knapp '21 encourages her peers to end unhealthy comparisons and realize that each person is valid and worth it no matter what. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: My Idea of a Strong Person

Elizabeth Shannon '21 explains her affinity for Charlie Brown and what the cartoon character has taught her about being a strong person. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Living in the Here and Now

Sarah Kate Davenport '21 embraces the philosophy to live in the here and now, both learning from the past and preparing for the future. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Hard Work Is Always Worth It

Greta LaFrentz '21 shares an experience from childhood that reminds her to keep trying and working hard toward her goals. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Discovering My Voice

Sarah Theodros '21 shares how she overcame feelings of unimportance and discovered the power of her own voice. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Taking Risks and Finding Happiness

Abhishek Mentreddy ’21 explains his attraction to activities and professions where he must take risks and implores his classmates to explore what brings them happiness. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Little Tables

Marko Milenkovic ’21 urges his peers to seek out spaces where they can discuss issues with people who both agree with them and those who have widely differing perspectives. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Perception

Brice Harlan ’21 opens up about depression and issues a call to action to extend grace to ourselves and end the stigmas surrounding mental health conditions. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: This, I Believe

Parker Smith ’21, a proud member of Gen Z, shares what she believes is necessary for different generations to come together and function in our society with respect. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Emma Hudson '21 reflects on her time as a student-athlete and member of the volleyball team and shares what she's learned about family, work ethic, and self-advocacy as a result. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Embrace Your Identity

Sarah Kate Childs '21 opens up about her journey to discover her interests and passions and issues a challenge to her peers to embrace the identities of others in our community. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: What Will You Do in College?

Jack Johnson '21 offers an alternative question for high school students to ask themselves in preparation for college to help them approach the application process with confidence. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: What I've Learned About Racism

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Anahita Maleknia '21 shares what she has learned when it comes to making our community a more understanding and knowledgeable place when it comes to racism. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Finding & Building Your Family

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Emma Gold '21 reflects on her time as a student-athlete and member of the volleyball team and shares what she's learned about family, work ethic, and self-advocacy as a result. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Mistakes Are for Learning & Growing

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Eliana Horowitz '21 talks about her journey to balance setting high expectations and extending grace to herself to make mistakes and learn from them. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Never Stop Trying and Learning

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Ridley Fann '21 shares what she's learned on her entrepreneurship journey, including the importance of embracing different perspectives and not being afraid to fail. Watch or read the full speech.

Senior Speech: Bittersweet Technology

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Alex Covert '21 explores the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies and shares practical methods that he's implemented to bring balance to his life. Watch or read the full speech.

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