% Students Take
an AP course

The vast majority of our students take at least one Advanced Placement course during their time at Brooks.


% of Parents Rate Academics "High"

In a Brooks School survey, nearly all of the parents asked rated the quality of our academics "very high."


% of College
Admission Officers

viewed Brooks School's academic program as "rigorous" in a recent survey that we conducted.


% Alumni Say Prep
Is High Quality

Nearly all of our young alumni described their educational experience at Brooks School as "high quality."

Think like a scientist. In chemistry class, students are asked to examine a problem from every angle, conduct experiments and arrive at a solution. They don't passively learn the material; they live it.

"It is impossible to get distracted because everything is so hands-on."

John Fritz '20

This is the goal of every class at Brooks — to inspire students to immerse themselves in the lessons. As they devour Beloved for the first time, they're asked to read and interpret at a deep level. As they grapple with the birth of the U.S. Constitution, they're preparing to become engaged citizens. As they dive into statistical data, they must uncover the real story behind the numbers. This is what it means to have a meaningful educational experience.

Brooks students become determined problem solvers, creative thinkers, language lovers, art appreciators, life-long learners, and, ultimately, meaningful contributors in their communities, and in the world.

Deans' Den Blog

Welcome to the Deans' Den Blog! I, Mrs. Waters, have set a fun goal for myself, which is to get into the Brooks School classrooms nearly every week during the school year. I will share with you my experiences accompanying students across all forms to all of their different subjects. Sometimes, I might hand the reins over to the Dean of Students, to get a student life perspective in our afternoon activities programs and dormitories. If there is something you want to see, email me.

JUNE 4, 2020 

Typically, my blog provides a weekly window into the student experience at Brooks. It matters that what our students experience in our classrooms, especially our students of color, reflects and affirms their identities. This week, I offer a “history department takeover,” to highlight the work our department chair Michele Musto has led to more directly prioritize the study and appreciation for the lived experience of historically marginalized populations in our curricula. . . .  READ MORE

The course catalog provides a sense of the depth and breadth of our curriculum. Requirements are considered the minimum needed to graduate from Brooks. Students should look beyond what they must take to what they ought to take to make themselves the most attractive candidates for college admission. For example, all students should complete courses in the three basic sciences (physics, chemistry and biology), even though they are not necessary for graduation. Most students graduate with transcripts that far exceed the school's requirements.