% 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! In addition to teaching my own classes, I love to shadow Brooks students and see what they are learning across the curriculum. I will share my glimpses into classrooms this year — both online and in person — and also a look at what's happening around campus in dorms, afternoon activities and community spaces. If there is something you would like to see, please email me. — Dean of Academic Affairs Mrs. Waters

JANUARY 22, 2021 

Today in Pre-Modern World History, students enjoyed a visit from Harvard University Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology Sara Zaia, who Zoomed with the class from Italy! Her concentration is on long distance trade in Egypt and the Red Sea region, though she has participated in digs all over the world . . .  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.