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At Brooks School, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives.


Families of new Brooks School students are invited to join us for a get-together before the school year begins. Head of School John Packard and other school leaders will be on hand to greet families. Click to get more information and RSVP by August 25. We look forward to seeing you!

"Swimming Holes and Summer Fields: A Love Story" an exhibit of paintings by Cambridge, Mass., artist Julia S. Powell opens today. The exhibition, exploring the environment through a semi-abstract lens, will be on display and open to the public through October 2. All are also welcome to the artist's reception on September 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit the Lehman Art Center page for details!

Athletes trying out for 1st team, fall season squads report to campus today for the 2022-2023 school year.

All new and returning students (who have not yet reported to campus by invitation) are expected at Brooks today. Welcome and welcome back, Brooksians!

Academics kick off today on campus with the first day of school.

Please join us at our artist's reception for Julia S. Powell, whose "Swimming Holes and Summer Fields: A Love Story" exhibit opened in the Lehman Art Center on September 1 and will remain on display through October 2. Let us know you're coming and get directions on our Visiting the Lehman page. All are welcome!

Save the date: Alumni are invited back to Brooks to catch up with classmates and celebrate the school's newest Athletics Hall of Famers during our annual Alumni Homecoming! All are welcome to cheer on our teams playing at home against Groton School.

Students enjoy a long weekend in the middle of the first semester.

A Brooks tradition: Parent volunteers treat students and employees to Halloween desserts and raffle prizes during lunch!

Students and faculty depart to celebrate Thanksgiving. The break concludes November 28 (boarding students return by 8 p.m.).

Thanksgiving break concludes as boarding students and faculty return to campus.

Getting into the holiday spirit, students, teachers and staff are treated to a winter celebration of sweets and raffle prizes from our generous parents!

After a week of exams, students leave for winter break and some much-deserved time off. The vacation concludes January 3 (boarding students return by 8 p.m.).

Winter Break concludes as boarding students and faculty return to campus.


Winter Term

Winter Term is an intense, three-week, one-topic course of study held each January. Puttting into practice the concept of “depth over breadth,” the single-course structure of Winter Term allows students and faculty to work together even more closely than they do in regular classes.
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Students On The Forefront

The Students on the Forefront of Science Program is a summer internship initiative that provides rising sixth-formers with innovative experiences that expose them to research, technology and advanced studies in the sciences.
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Exchange Program

Since 1986, Brooks students have participated in exchanges with schools all around the world. A program that started initially with schools in Kenya and South Africa has expanded to include places like Scotland, Spain, Botswana, Peru and Morocco.
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1926 year Brooks School was founded

270 acres overlooking Lake Cochichewick

78% of our faculty hold advanced degrees

5.2 million provided in financial aid each year

1:6 faculty-to-student ratio

4 heads of school since 1926

22 states represented in the student body

15 countries represented in the student body

12 average class size

70% of students live on campus

Take a glimpse at all that Brooks has to offer, described in the words of our students.
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Brooks School is a coeducational boarding and day school, grades nine through 12, located in North Andover, Massachusetts. The school admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs and activities.


Lisa Petzold '00 used the intellectual inspiration and opportunities she found at Brooks to discover her passion for living and working abroad. She's now made a career of foreign service. Petzold is this year's recipient of the Alumni Shield award.

This doctor and his team's work could pave the way for future medical research breakthroughs. Teerawat Wiwatpanit '07