A Look at Brophy's Block Schedule
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR, Brophy moved to a block class schedule. This change came as a result of years of discussion and research. In the education world, a block schedule means that classes meet for longer periods of time and usually fewer sessions per week. Now, after the first year of implementation, we believe more firmly than ever that adjusting our schedule has allowed us to deepen student learning and has positively impacted campus culture.
Block scheduling is not a new concept — schools have been utilizing block periods for decades and our own summer school classes have long operated in a de facto block schedule. It was, however, certainly new for Brophy as a standard schedule. For historical context, the last time Brophy had changed its bell schedule was in 2004, and even that incorporated 50-minute periods that were already well ingrained into daily campus life.