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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 363 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,200
  • Acceptance rate: 26%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
363 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Brooks School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
87 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, 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. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Brooks has both formal and academic dress codes.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Director
Bini Egertson
Endowment Size
$76.915 million

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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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 363 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $63,200
  • Acceptance rate: 26%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $21,578 for elementary schools and $39,017 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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