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Coronavirus 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 

We will continue to communicate through email — and in updates to this page — as the public health crisis evolves.

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

  • Health Inquiries Contact Health & Wellness Center Director Tracey Costantino at (978) 725-6207.
  • 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 Will Remain Closed

Due to Massachusetts Governor Baker’s April 21 announcement that schools must remain closed through the end of the school year, Brooks will continue distance learning until completion of our 2019-2020 academic year — which we have determined will be May 19 for sixth-formers and May 29 for all other students. (On-campus graduation has been postponed, and Brooks will celebrate a virtual graduation on May 25).

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.