Why Choose Brooks?
“It’s easy for me to tout the benefits of a Brooks School education," Head of School John Packard wrote in Brooks School's viewbook. "But we want you to hear from students who are just like you — students who want to be challenged, students who are only beginning to discover their passions.”
So, we polled students and asked them what brought them to our lovely campus; what made them realize that Brooks was the right choice. As the comments show, there are so many reasons to love our special school. Come see and hear more by visiting us. We’re eager to help you discover why Brooks could be the perfect fit for you too!
"I chose Brooks because it really stood out to me how nice and considerate the kids were and just how family-like the school was," said Duncan Sutherland '19.
The room to grow was key for Jadie DeLeon '19. "Brooks is a place that supports growth," she said. "It challenges students to stretch themselves academically, but also socially. Outside of the classroom we get to explore different cultures and perspectives."
Ritikia Kommareddi '17 was drawn to that inclusive spirit. "People at Brooks School come from all backgrounds, all races, ethnicities, financial situations," she said. "But when you come here. . . It's just part of who you are, it doesn't define who you are."
"As I looked at Independent schools four years ago, I was so captured by the community at Brooks," said Kate Wilson '19. "It was one of the main reasons why I chose the school. The spirit of the Brooks community is one-of-a-kind. Whether it be a game under the lights or the winter musical, the whole school comes together to support and cheer on our classmates."
The relaxed feel sold Caroline O'Shea '17. "It's a really welcoming place and a place that fosters learning in a safe and encouraging environment, rather than a stressful one," she said. "It's just a really fun place."
"I chose Brooks because of the balance between academics and sports," said Alex Nemon '20. "It's a place where you can strive to be your best self, every single day, a place where you can have fun and achieve everything that you ever wanted to."
Academics inspired Sabrina Gribbel '19. "Every student and teacher at Brooks is approachable and wants everyone to succeed," she said. "Brooks teachers are available inside and outside of the classroom. My math teacher is also my squash coach, and while we were at our New England tournament, he willingly helped me at night with math homework that I was missing by being at the competition. . . . I know that I can rely on every teacher to help me academically, and also just as a high school student trying to learn more about myself and the world."
It was the same for Jackie Desautels '18: "The small class sizes at Brooks allow teachers to reach each student. My English teacher met with me many times outside of class to work on my essay writing skills. I felt supported and driven to improve."