Come Visit Campus
Who better to share all the ins and outs of life at Brooks School than a student living it?
All of our campus tours are led by current students, giving families an insider perspective on what life and learning is really like at Brooks. And because they are one-on-one, prospective students and parents have the opportunity to ask whatever it is that they want to know about attending classes, eating in the dining hall, acting in our student productions or playing on one of our 45 athletics teams.
Visiting our campus brings it all to life. You experience the friendliness of our students and faculty. You can feel the excitement in the classrooms, the positive energy of our community, and see the beauty of campus firsthand.
Bini Egertson, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
As soon as each family arrives at the Admission Office, they are paired up with a student who will show them around campus. The 45-minute tour takes visitors through all the main areas of Brooks including the academic building, Science Center, College Counseling Office, library, chapel, dining hall, Student Center, athletic centers and dorms. (Please note: Our arts facilities will be under construction from June 2017 until Fall 2018 as we build our $28 million Center for the Arts).
Upon returning to the Admission Office, one our admission team members interviews the prospective student for about 20 minutes, followed by the student's parents.
"On your tour you're seeing the buildings as well as what happens in these spaces," says Egertson. "It's an important way to begin to envision yourself here at Brooks."
Admission prefect and tour guide James Kim '17 visited 14 other schools before deciding,
during his tour as a prospective student, that he had found his place at Brooks. "Everyone asks me, why did you choose Brooks?" said Kim, from South Korea. "And I tell them: I was looking for a community to be my second home. I felt that at Brooks as soon as I stepped foot on campus. Then I saw the swivel chairs in the Science Center and thought, I could picture myself sitting there and writing. Now, that’s exactly where I hang out!"
Schools are "similar in many ways," he added. "The ‘right one’ is the one that feels right for you — and there’s no other way to get that sense than to visit." What are you waiting for?
When Can I Visit?
Visits begin at the end of September and run until January 31. It is in the interest of all applicants to visit, if possible, during the fall or winter prior to the year of expected enrollment. (Please see our Applying to Brooks page for more details).
Appointments are offered Monday through Friday and on Saturdays during the school year. Saturday campus interviews are reserved for out-of-state candidates only.
To schedule your tour, please contact the Admission Office by calling (978) 725-6271/6272.
Fall Visit Days
Brooks offers the opportunity to meet and speak with faculty during our Fall Open House event, tentatively scheduled for September 23, 2017.
During this informal event, students and parents will hear from Brooks' Head of School John Packard and can connect with faculty members. Teachers from our six academic departments — as well as the leaders of our special programs including Exchange, Students on the Forefront of Science and other initiatives — will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information about this and other admission events at Brooks School, click here.