Brooks School

1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845-0184
Tel: (978)725-6272
Grades: 9-12 | 376 students
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Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 376 students on a 250-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.
Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community.
With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 15 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Europe and Africa.
A unique summer science program places juniors at labs at MIT and Harvard and on the coast of Canada in Labrador.
On the stage and in the gallery, visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, while on the athletic fields numerous teams have won New England or league championships in recent years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 376 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Brooks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History,
Average SAT score 1818
Average ACT score 26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $51,240
Tuition Notes Tuition listed is the boarding tuition. Day tuition is $38,780.
% on Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid Grant $40,293
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Bini Egertson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Association, Ashburn Society, Asian American Association, Beatbox Club, Brooks Brothers and Sisters, Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.), Brooks School Radio (WBSR), Chapel Fellowship, Chess Club, Community Service, Debate Club, Engineering Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Gospel Choir, International Club, Jazz Band, Jewish Student Organization, Math Team, Phillips Brooks Society, Rock Band, Ski Club, Still Waters Literary Group, Student Activities, Student Newspaper, Students Embracing Culture, Tour Guides, Yearbook Beatbox Club, Chess Club, Debate Club, Gospel Choir, Jazz Band, Math Team, Rock Band, Ski Club, Tour Guides, Yearbook, Art Association,
Ashburn Society,
Asian American Association,
Brooks Brothers and Sisters,
Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.),
Brooks School Radio (WBSR),
Chapel Fellowship,
Community Service,
Engineering Club,
Gay-Straight Alliance,
International Club,
Jewish Student Organization,
Phillips Brooks Society,
Still Waters Literary Group,
Student Activities,
Student Newspaper,
Students Embracing Culture,

School Notes

  • Winter Term is a success!  Every January, Brooks students embark on a three week intensive course of study. The goal of Winter Term is to put into practice the concept of “depth over breadth,” something that supports the school’s mission of providing the most meaningful educational experiences Brooks students will have. The single-course structure of Winter Term allows students and faculty to work together even more closely than they do in regular classes.
  • A new boys dormitory, Chace House, opened in September of 2012.  A "green" dormitory, it features a state of the art common room, outside patio and gathering area, and both single and double rooms. 
  • In the fall of 2008, Brooks unveiled its new "green" science building. It houses three state of the art laboratories, a lecture hall, and plenty of open space in which students and faculty can interact. The new science bulding complements Brooks' other outstanding facilities including newly constructed athletic facilities. The main gym has three hard wood courts, a fitness center/weight room overlooking the courts, and a wrestling room. Attached to the gym is the newly renovated ice hockey rink. The squash/rowing center features 10 international size squash courts and two indoor rowing tanks. This facility is unique amongst small boarding schools.
  • Something exciting is always going on here, so please make an appointment to come visit us!

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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