Convocation: Welcoming Our Head of School

Convocation: Welcoming Our Head of School

On September 14, Benchmark School was proud to kick off our 50th Anniversary celebrations and formally welcome Mr. Chris Hancock as our third Head of School in 50 years. 

The Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee, Amy Petersen, served as emcee and was joined in the official presentation by the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Benjamin B. Rogers '96; Head of Middle School Dr. Eleanor Gensemer; and Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of School Sally Laird. Our virtual celebration featured remarks from Mr. Hancock, conversation with our Benchmark students, and special guests via video.

In his remarks, Mr. Hancock declared: "We, Benchmark, have not and will not shy away from sustained excellence. We have a long and storied past, and together we will lean into innovative new ways to think, to teach, to actively pursue equity and justice, and to continue to transform the lives of young learners. We will endeavor to sustain the excellence that has permeated everything about this community for the last 50 years."

As our 50th anniversary year begins and we look ahead to our next chapter, we were thrilled to welcome with great warmth our third Head of School, Mr. Chris Hancock.

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About Benchmark School

Benchmark School, located at 2107 N. Providence Road, Media, Pa., is an independent, not-for-profit day school serving students in grades 1-8. Founded in 1970, the school is committed to helping bright students who have yet to reach their academic potential become confident and strategic thinkers, learners, and problem solvers who meet with success in school and life. For more information about Benchmark School, please call 610-565-3741 or visit