Headmaster's Letter

As the New Year begins, I would like you to know about some building improvements we have implemented recently. Due to the immense generosity of BWL parents and alumni, the administration has been able to renovate parts of the building, which will help to ensure the safety of our community, while enhancing our academic program. Here are the highlights:

  • Significant structural renovation of BWL's auditorium, including: new sound system, carpeting, wood flooring for the stage; creation of a backstage area and professional theater curtains with tracking system; frosted glass on double doors
  • New classroom doors locks on all doors and shades covering glass windows
  • New Emergency Lighting 
  • Additional cameras at both ends of hallways, and in A and B stairwells
  • Replacement windows where existing windows were compromised, and stained glass windows added to the front of the building, based on the design of windows in the Yale University library
  • New flooring in various areas of the building
  • Improved plumbing and new fixtures in bathrooms
  • Navy blue awnings, incorporating the BWL logo

Sincerely yours,

Frank J. Carnabuci III

Frank Carnabuci Jr. III

Mr. Carnabuci has been the Headmaster at The Birch Wathen Lenox School since 1992. In addition to his administrative duties, he has taught a Political Union course, and a course on Protocol. He is currently teaching an Honors English course called The Outsider in Literature. He established the School’s Swimming, Squash and Lacrosse teams, created the STEM Initiative and the Archaeology curriculum, and developed the Overseas Studies and Peer Relations programs. Most recently appointed to the council board of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has also served on the governing boards of the Rippowam Cisqua School, The Brick Church School and Drew University.