"It is your school, beginning today," Head of School John Packard told new students gathered with their families in the Center for the Arts theater on Monday, welcoming them to the Brooks School community on move-in day.
The new students join returning Brooksians to complete the school's 353 student body starting the 2022-2023 academic year. Reassuring the fresh faces to campus Packard promised the group, "We're going to have fun here together everybody!"
The assembly was just one of the numerous events on campus on September 5, the day before classes begin. Registration kicked off first thing in the morning, and despite persistent rain, meetings with advisors and dormmates and teachers continued throughout the day in cozy spots throughout campus. Preseason athletics practices and student leader orientations were held on September 2-4.
"We're unbelievably excited that you're here," Packard said before concluding his group talk.
At Brooks, he told students, "You'll discover new gifts, and new talents and new passions as you keep going through your time, and as you do, your experience is going to be enriched and will also enrich the school."
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