Creating a New Admission Building

For almost a century, the sprawling complex at the center of Brooks School's campus — that includes the Head of School's House, Frick Dining Hall, the Dalsemer Room and the Alumni Building — has played a central role in the Brooks experience, housing a beloved dining hall, offering a picturesque spot for dances or meetings, and even serving as a dormitory.

Beyond use and repair at this point, the space is about to change and evolve again, into a new admission building (depicted in renderings above/below) that will offer stunning views from the waiting room over the fields leading to Lake Cochichewick.

"Prospective families always comment on the warm welcome they receive when they arrive at Brooks. The admission building, with its cozy waiting room and central location, will build on and enhance that feeling."

Director of Admission and Financial Aid Bini Egertson

Not only will the new admission building provide prospective families an impressive space to gather, but the indoor and outdoor areas will also give the current Brooks community room to comfortably come together at the literal and figurative heart of campus.

"The function and feel of the middle of campus," says Head of School John Packard, "will be transformed."

"The new admission building will be at the core of the campus, across from the spectacular new Center for the Arts and with stunning views to the west over Lake Cochichewick."

Head of School John Packard

Construction on the new admission building is scheduled to begin in September, once demolition of the old structures is complete and debris cleared.

In addition to the new facility — and recently reimagined main entrance to campus — John Packard notes that "we . . . are excited about fully pedestrianizing Main Street and the open spaces this project will create."

View an album of photos and videos of the project

Watch The Transformation

Our Livestream of the construction site gives you a look at exactly what is happening — in real-time.

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