Coronavirus Updates - 2020

As the pandemic has evolved so, too, has Brooks School's response.
For the current guidelines and campus health updates, please visit: 

2022-2023 COVID-19 Updates

Brooks is following direction provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and independent school health consortiums to support our students, families and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.

"I am entirely confident in our community's capacity to overcome all disruptions known and still unknown to us, and believe beyond a shadow of doubt that there is opportunity in this challenge to be at our best in ways we never imagined we would have to be."

Head of School John Packard 

"WILL WE STILL HAVE TESTS?" FAQ About student life & more   

  • Student Travel Contact Associate Head for Student Affairs Andrea Heinze at (978) 725-6264.
  • Academics Concerns Contact Academic Dean Susanna Waters at (978) 725-6355.

Campus Has Reopened!

Brooks School welcomed students back to campus to begin the 2020-2021 school year. As proud as we are of the distance learning plan and level of engagement given to it by students and faculty this past spring, we are happy to be physically together at school while staying connected with our students who opted to continue their studies online from home.

Visit our Returning to Campus page for all the details about our approach, the fall calendar, and COVID-19 testing updates.

Mr. Packard's Weekly Video to Students

Communications to Brooks' Community

May 25: Mr. Packard's video update to students
May 18: Mr. Packard's video update to students
May 11: Mr. Packard's video update to students
May 4: Mr. Packard's video update to students

April 27: Mr. Packard's video update to students
April 22 Mr. Packard's letter to the community
April 20 Mr. Packard's video update to students
April 13 Mr. Packard's video update to students
April 10 Brooks Community Cares Fund introduced
April 6 email to accepted students about the arts
April 6 Mr. Packard’s video update to students
April 1 Mr. Packard webinar with accepted families

March 30 invite to current student talk + Packard's
March 26 webinar invitation to accepted students
March 26 video check-in with current students
March 26 update to alumni
March 25 welcome video to accepted students
March 25 webinar Invitation to parents
March 18 letter to Brooks community
March 15 update to accepted students
March 15 email to Brooks community
March 13 email to Brooks community
March 11 email to parents
March 2 email with pre-Break details

February 27 memo, parent newsletter

Distance Learning

Students began synchronous and asynchronous academic work remotely on March 30.

Read all about Brooks' DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN and learn more via our Coronavirus FAQ

Watch our virtual Cum Laude ceremony, celebrated on May 6 with faculty speaker Doug Burbank and on-camera awarding to students across the globe.

Parent Webinars

Watch the March 26 virtual panels on Distance Learning & Academics and read a SUMMARY OF THE Q&A:

Sunday Chapel went virtual this spring during quarantine: Watch the YouTube video of Brooks' April 5, April 12April 19April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17 services.