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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 P'18, P'21 will be on hand to greet families and address the group. CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP by August 21. We look forward to seeing you!

The first wave of returning students begins today, kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year at Brooks School. Welcome back to campus Brooksians!

Four students arrive on campus today from Deak Ferenc, a bilingual public high school in Szeged, Hungary for our annual Exchange program. The students will live and study at Brooks for nearly three months and in reciprocation, Brooks will send two girls and two boys to live with those students' families for a month in the spring. Welcome, students!

New and returning students report to campus today to begin the 2019-2020 Brooks School year. Welcome class of 2023 and welcome back classes of 2022, 2021 and 2020!

Following registration and move-in, new family orientation begins with a welcome from Head of School John Packard, advisor meetings, dorm-team meetings and Q&A panels, then concludes with a parent reception at the Packards' home on campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

As part of orientation for all students, each form (grade) participates in day-long activities giving students the opportunity to come together, strengthen their ties within our community and have fun! This year's program includes:

  • Third-formers go on a trip to Project Adventure in Beverly, Mass.
  • Fourth- and fifth-formers participate in "Grit 'N Wit" challenge courses on campus
  • Sixth-formers take part in Brooks' College Counseling Jumpstart Workshop

Students report to class today and kick off the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year!

Brooks' Asian-American Association will celebrate the traditional Asian mid-autumn Harvest Festival, or Moon Festival, by gathering together for snacks, stories and star gazing.

Picture day! Students and faculty join together to pose for our annual Brooks School community photos.

Join alumni in the Boston area to watch the Red Sox take on the San Francisco Giants. You may reserve up to four seats for the ballgame. Click HERE for details about the event and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Brooks School is hosting an admission reception, offering students and parents the opportunity to meet and talk with Brooksians about the school and our community.Please REGISTER HERE to join Head of School John Packard and Director of Admission Bini Egertson at the gathering and get more information about the evening. We look forward to seeing you!

Meet and speak with faculty on campus during our annual Fall Visit Day for prospective students and their families: REGISTER HERE.

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 information about other admission events at Brooks School, visit our Admission Travel and Events page. We look forward to seeing you!

Get in the fall spirit! Brooks grads, come join us for a morning of apple picking, wagon rides, and craft making at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass. All alumni are welcome with their families. Please RSVP HERE by September 25.


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




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


A renowned Brooksian nabs wins for his work documenting the American South.Bill Ferris '60

Stefan Edick '80 grew up with a love of sailing, which he's turned into a career. He captains tall ships, and is currently the executive director of the Gloucester Adventure, a maritime historical preservation and educational organization, and captain of the historic fishing schooner. Stefan Edick '80