Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

Castles in the Air


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"The Art of Mastering Excellence in All Things"
Henry David Thoreau said, "If you have built castles in the air . . . that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them." BTW is a "castle in the air" built by visionary educators, students, parents, and community members who believed in the power of education and the arts in improving the lives of our city's youth. BTW is a beacon of excellence in the city of Montgomery and in the nation. Recognized by the Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, U. S. News and World Report, Business Week, and Google, Inc. as one of America's and Alabama's best high schools, our student community continues to demonstrate how the arts and innovation have the ability to revive education and transform lives and circumstances.

Whether students desire to become future presidential candidates and policymakers or choose to pursue careers in the performing arts, sciences, or technology, there are no limits on the special gifts and talents of each student in the BTW Community. As a community of achievers, artists, and innovators, it is paramount that we continue to believe in the possibilities and understand that any goal worth achieving must be pursued with passion and purpose.

The best is yet to come for this remarkable program and exemplary student body. Let us continue to be visionaries who "build castles in the air" founded upon "excellence in all things." As we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year, let us honor our commitment to academics, the arts, innovation, and community service.

Quesha S. Starks, Principal