Brooks School

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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 AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students381 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBrooks 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 Courses17 courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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 score1300
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$59,800
Tuition NotesTuition listed is the boarding tuition. Day tuition is $46,600
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$41,886
Acceptance Rate
24%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBini Egertson
Endowment Size$71 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.26 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

School Notes

  • Construction has begun on our new $28 million Center for the Arts. Located in the middle of campus and featuring a state of the art auditorium, practice spaces, and community meeting areas, this building will be a perfect home for our arts program.
  • Winter Term! 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!
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