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


Accepted students are welcome to campus for the second of our two April revisit days.

Brooks welcomes a guest speaker to the annual Chapel service that remembers the late Katherine (Kippy) Liddle and honors outstanding achievements, accomplishments and the character of female athletes at Brooks.

Students welcome grandparents and special friends to campus for a morning of events. Highlights include classes with grandchildren, family photos, lunch in Wilder Dining Hall and a reception at the Head of School's house. Get details HERE.

Parents, please join us for this annual dinner, where parents and faculty connect and reconnect, at Cafe Azteca (180 Common Street, Lawrence, Mass.). We look forward to seeing you!

THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL OFFERING: Brooks School invites current 7th graders and their families to get a head start on the application process with our Spring Admission Preview event. Participants will enjoy an admission presentation about the application process, admission interviews and SSAT preparation, as well as a student discussion panel. Please REGISTER HERE to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Save the date! Alumni in classes ending in a 5 or 0 are welcome back to campus to see Brooks in action while reliving old memories with good friends. Visit our Alumni Weekend 2020 page for all the details.

Join us for a reception celebrating the works of William "Bill" Ferris '60 from his "Dust to Digital, Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians"
exhibit on display in the Lehman Art Gallery. All are welcome!

Save the date! Alumni in classes ending in a 5 or 0 are welcome back to campus to see Brooks in action while reliving old memories with good friends. Visit our Alumni Weekend 2020 page for all the details.

Students in vocal and instrumental lessons perform in this annual recital, open to all in the community. Please join us!

Join us for a reception celebrating the exhibit of works by "Advanced Student Artists" on display this month in the Robert Lehman Art Gallery. All are welcome!

Join us and hear performances from Brooks School's Jazz Band and Advanced Jazz Band. All are welcome!


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

4.8 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


Here is a partial list of where some of our athletes have continued their sport at the collegiate level.
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Take a glimpse at all that Brooks has to offer, described in the words of our students.
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Fill out our online inquiry form and we will send you a packet of materials that will tell you more about Brooks.

Contact our admission office to schedule a visit. We will arrange a student-led tour and an interview with an admission officer.

Learn more about applying to Brooks. We welcome online applications from Gateway to Prep Schools or SSAT's Standard Application.


Known as the godfather of the Postmodern movement, he changed the field of architecture and was also a well-known landscape designer whose massive, head-turning installations pepper the hills and valleys of the United Kingdom. Charles Jencks '57

Like an explorer, after she left her Southern roots to study at Brooks, Blankenship traveled, worked abroad and shifted her career path to match her interests. An architect by training, she's now hard at work producing a documentary film about an Atlanta suburb that hosts the most diverse square mile in America. Din Botsford Blankenship '03

An up-and-coming comedian reflects on her rapid rise through the industry and the ways in which Brooks allowed her to explore comedy and community. Rachael Burke '10