% 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
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.
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 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.
October 12, 2018
My grandfather always reminded me that, "Variety is the spice of life." And for that reason, I love my job!
No sooner had I taught my own history class first period, than I found myself standing on a table, serving as a model for Advanced Drawing during second period. By 9:45 a.m. I had a smock on and was trying my hand at using an ink brush to capture the likeness of a student.
I listened to Concert Chorale sing beautifully at School Meeting and then took a phone call with Ben Riggs '63 to discuss his participation in ... 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.