Brooks School

  • Brooks School's mission to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives.
  • Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 345 students on a 251-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.
  • THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS OPEN! Come see our new $28 million facility-the perfect home for our robust art program.
  • Brooks offers a challenging academic curriculum that includes 19 advanced placement courses in addition to honors courses.
  • Brooks' Exchange Program offers opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Africa, and South America.A unique summer science program, Students on the Forefront of Science places juniors at labs at MIT and Harvard and on the coast of Canada in Labrador.
  • Winter Term is an intense, three-week, one-topic course of study held each January. The goal of Winter Term is to put into practice the concept of "depth over breadth."
  • 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.

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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 AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students363 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Brooks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Brooks has both formal and academic dress codes.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$63,200
Tuition NotesTuition listed is the boarding tuition. Day tuition is $50,700
% on Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid Grant$44,565
Acceptance Rate
26%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBini Egertson
Endowment Size$76.915 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Association, Ashburn Society, Asian American Association, Beatbox Club, Brooks Brothers and Sisters, Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.), 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

Club or Organization:
Intersection Publication, The Tavern Publication

School Notes

  • Newly opened-our brand new $28 million Center for the Arts. Featuring an abundance of practice spaces, community meeting areas, and state of  the art technology, it is a perfect space for the arts in the middle of the campus.
  • Brooks has three unique programs we encourage you to learn more about: Students on the Forefront of Science, Winter Term, and our Exchange Program.  
  • 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.
  • The Students on the Forefront of Science Program is an initiative developed by the Science Department at Brooks School. The goal of the program is to provide rising sixth-formers (between junior and senior year) with innovative experiences that will expose them to research, technology, and advanced studies in the sciences. 
  • Our Exhange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Botswana, Hungary, Morocco, Scotland, Spain and Peru. By living abroad as residents in other school communities, our students are challenged to extend themselves to another place, another culture, another people and, most importantly, to be affected by them, to be changed by them.
  • Something exciting is always going on here, so please make an appointment to come visit us in person or virtually.

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