Commencement Weekend

Dear Parents of the Class of 2017,

Congratulations on the momentous occasion of your child’s upcoming graduation from Brooks School! Commencement weekend is shaping up to be a busy, exciting time. Click here to view the 2017 Prize Day Weekend schedule and see below for resources that will hopefully help make your visit to campus a great one. (If guests can only attend one of the two ceremonies, please note that diplomas are distributed on Prize Day: Monday, May 29).

If you have any questions about the schedule, events or activities, feel free to contact Assistant to the Head of School Mary Ellen Yates at (978) 725-6329 or


Four graduation invitations were mailed to each sixth-form family in early April. An electronic copy is also available. Additional invitations are available upon request, but no RSVP is required for graduation weekend. There is unlimited seating for ceremonies that take place under the tent (Lawn Ceremony and Prize Day Ceremony).


There are several options for local accommodations; please see our Lodging page for suggestions.


Parking attendants will direct parents and guests to the designated lots. There will be golf carts to shuttle guests from the parking lots to the tent. Main Street on campus will be closed. Handicap parking is available near the tent.


Families and guests are invited to a continental breakfast and lunch on Monday, May 29.
Sixth-formers must be out of their dorms by 3 p.m. on Monday following the Prize Day Ceremony.


Commencement is a formal ceremony at Brooks School. Attire for the Lawn Ceremony on Sunday, May 28, is special occasion dress for all students. There are specific guidelines, however, for Prize Day attire on Monday, May 29:

  • Sixth-form girls must wear a solid white dress appropriate for a graduation ceremony.
  • Sixth-form boys must wear white trousers, a white dress shirt and the Brooks tie (tie provided by school), shoes and socks. A blue blazer must also be worn with the Brooks Shield patch on it (patch provided by school).
  • Both boys and girls will have a Brooks School rosette pinned on them that morning.