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Brooks is thrilled to welcome seven new faculty members this fall. Get to know them with us: The educators took a quick quiz about their motivations, passions and surprising talents (one trains horses; another makes his own candles). See their A+ answers!

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A mixed media exhibit of student work from Brooks' Center for the Arts opens today and will be on display through October 30, with a formal opening on October 18. Come see the sampling of Fall 2019 works from students participating in the arts! Visit the Lehman Art Center page for more information about our gallery shows this year. All are welcome!

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!

Current parents are welcome to campus for our new Parent Dinner Series program this fall. Parents will pick one of five dates during which to enjoy an evening of conversation with Head of School John Packard and other current families. *Please note: This date is intended for long-distance, boarding families. Cocktails and dinner will be served. Please RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!

Save the date: Family Weekend - held this year on October 18 and 19 - is an opportunity for the parents and special friends of Brooks students to meet with teachers and advisors. RSVP and see the full schedule HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

Parents, please join us for the formal opening of Brooks' Student Art Show in the Robert Lehman Art Center, followed by a parent reception to kick off Family Weekend! The mixed-media art show will feature Center for the Arts work from students participating in the arts this fall.


Enjoy student demonstrations in the studios and on the theater stage - including performances by members of advanced jazz band, jazz band and rock band - to kick off Family Weekend!

Save the date: Family Weekend is an opportunity for parents and special friends of Brooks students to meet with teachers and advisors. Attend mini-classes, meet with your student's advisor, watch athletic contests, and much more. Families are welcome to enjoy our game-day hospitality tent on the athletic fields. RSVP and see the full schedule HERE. We look forward to seeing you!

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

Brooks School celebrates our annual Flag and Heritage Ceremony, in observance of United Nations Day, with a procession of country flags representing our student body and special remarks.

Join Brooks School alumni, parents and faculty in the New York area to connect, re-connect, and hear remarks from Head of School John Packard. See who's coming and RSVP HERE.

Brooks School's Parents Committee hosts this sweet annual tradition featuring a buffet of Halloween treats for students, faculty and staff to enjoy!

"200 Women, Who Will Change the Way You See the World" is an ambitious global project, featuring well-known activists, scientists and business leaders as well as everyday women, on display in the Robert Lehman Art Center November 1 - December 14. The photography exhibit - for which 200 women were asked the same five questions - is an extraordinary depiction of women who shape our world today, filled with stories of strength and hope. Brooks is one of just five U.S. independent schools to display the work. All are welcome to view the exhibit!

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 us!

Current parents are welcome to campus for the final event in our new Parent Dinner Series program, during which families enjoy an evening of conversation with Head of School John Packard and other current families. Cocktails and dinner will be served. Please RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!

Brooks' theater group presents their fall play: Twelfth Night, the romantic comedy by William Shakespeare! The production kicks off their three-night run on November 7, with additional performances on November 8 and November 9. All are welcome.

UniquelyBrooks

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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BrooksFacts

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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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.

AlumniStories

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