Joyful Learning - Southbrook School

792 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324-0232
Tel: (508)697-9131
Grades: PK-8 | 220 students
Southbrook Academy is a community of highly qualified teachers, eager learners, and devoted families.
Throughout the school, the focus is on educating and nurturing children in a comfortable and interesting learning environment where individual skills develop, friends are made and success begins.As each child enters the world of school and education, they experience a unique pattern of development that progresses according to their individual timing.
Each child comes with their own personality, learning style, and family background.
Recognizing that each classroom group of children will present an enormous variation of individual characteristics, the learning environment will provide a variety of teaching methods, materials, and experiences to meet the unique needs and interests of each child.
The success of our teaching philosophy can be seen in the scores and grades achieved by our students.
Our students consistently outperform national norms reported in the Terra Nova standardized tests, regularly scoring in the top 90th percentile among their peers.
Their academic achievements are further enhanced by their emotional and social growth.
The enthusiasm shown by our students and the passion and support of our parents and teachers are essential factors in each child's academic and personal growth.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based, math, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 220 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Joyful Learning - Southbrook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Advanced Courses Art, Computer Technology, Foriegn Language - Spanish, Physical Education, Vocal and Instrumental Music
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform )

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $8,500
Tuition Notes Discounted payment plans available, Sibling discount offered
Admissions Director Jennifer Berry
Admissions Associate Lainey Choate Laing


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Extended Day Extended Day,

School Notes

  • Southbrook Academy offers a challenging curriculum for children from kindergarten through grade eight. Our small class sizes allow our teachers to individualize the classroom experience, meeting each child's academic level, learning style, and interests. The curriculum has been designed to educate each child as a whole as well as socially, physically and emotionally. Learning takes place in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Children have continuous opportunities to master basic skills while they participate in a rich curriculum planned to develop independence, critical thinking, creativity and knowledge. Southbrook students work with specialists in Spanish, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.

Profile last updated: 01/15/2016

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School Reviews

We love Southbrook. Small class size, hands on learning. The teachers are outstanding. Spanish starts in Kindergarten. A wonderful place to be a part of.
- Posted by Parent, 05/28/13
My son attended Public School in East Bridgewater for two years and hated it. He complained every day that he was bored. My husband and I had several meetings with his teacher and the principal. They basically said there was no time or money to challenge our son. We enrolled him into Southbrook Academy and could not be more pleased. The teachers commit to each child and challenge them all the way. The entire faculty knows each child by name! My son is thriving and loves school. Enrolling our son in Southbrook was the best decision we could have made. Did I mention they teach Spanish? We LOVE Southbrook Academy!
- Posted by Parent, 04/28/13
Wonderful teachers who try to get to know each child and tailors instruction to that child. The school took on my foster twins who did not speak one word of English into their second grade class. Within 1.5 years, they are fluent and participate at above average level. i have another son in the same grade who reads at high school level. the teacher had him formulate a game about "the Odyssey" by Homer. Amazing teachers and wonderful community!
- Posted by Parent, 04/25/13
We love Southbrook Academy! Our son attended Public school for two years and hated it. Every day after school he complained that school was not challenging, fun or exciting. After a few meetings with the Principle and his teacher we realized they had no interest in challenging our son. The only solution they had was for our son to help the students that were having trouble. Where does that leave our son? He should be learning new material as well. We enrolled him into Southbrook and have been thrilled with the results! Our son is learning new things and thriving. The teachers are dedicated and make learning fun. The entire faculty knows each child by name! Did I mention they learn Spanish? They also have many fun after school activities the kids can participate in. We give 5 stars!
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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