We are thrilled that you have decided to take a look at Brooks School. Our website, updated frequently, is packed with stories about the fun, interesting, and innovative things happening on campus and is an excellent first-stop for candidates and parents who want to know us better. Enjoy!
When considering the many qualities that set Brooks apart, I always arrive in the same places, ones which are often hard to measure: happy and engaged kids, caring adults attuned to the needs of students, and an approach rooted in the belief that we can always be better. As you analyze schools and consider the usual metrics often used to separate schools, I think you will find that Brooks stands up well. However, where Brooks truly distinguishes itself is in the places that go deep below the surface — much deeper than a standardized test score, college matriculation list, or fancy building. Ultimately, then, what we’re really after here at Brooks is creating meaningful opportunity after meaningful opportunity for our students, which brings me to our mission: "At Brooks School, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives."
John Packard, our head of school, says it best: "our mission is inspirational, aspirational, and enduring." There is no greater evidence of John’s commentary than the fact that every member of our school community actually knows the mission of the school. At Brooks, our mission is alive.
We hope to have an opportunity to meet you soon, and wish you the best as you search for the most meaningful educational experience of your life. Good luck!
Andrew C. Hirt
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Brooks School is a coeducational boarding and day school, grades 9 through 12, located in North Andover, Massachusetts. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, gender, religion, sexual preference or color in the administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletics and other school-administered programs and activities.