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Families new to Brooks are invited to a reception on Aug. 26. RSVP HERE.

Help Preparing for the Start of School

  • Welcome Letter: Greetings and parent information from Associate Director of Parent and Reunion Programs Nicole Mallen Jackson '95.
  • Opening Week Schedule: Student + parent information about registration, moving in and orientation Sept. 3 - 8, 2019.
  • Packing Guide: See our tip sheet with details on what students can, and cannot, bring with them to campus, as well as the Dormitory Fire and Decoration Regulations. (For specifics about how to dress for school and weekends, check out our Dress Code).
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Where Can I Find ...?

Major Dates 2019-2020: Download the calendar for the year!
Student Accounts: The online guidebook for
Follet Online Bookstore: Visit to purchase textbooks for courses.
Vacation Transportation: Information about chaperoned rides to and from Boston's Logan Airport and Connecticut/New York City for breaks.
Local Transportation Services: A list of campus-area companies that students have used.
School Contacts: A guide to help you determine who to contact.

Student Handbook: Information on the school's expectations for students.
Gifts From Home program: Send your child a special care package through the school. Download the order form here.
Dining Hall Menu: From dining services provider Meriwether Godsey 

Smugmug Photos: View, share and order prints or keepsakes of images from campus events, activities and sports.

Where to Stay: Contact information for various local hotels.
Where to Eat: A not-comprehensive list of area eateries.

How Can I Get Involved?

Parents Committee: Learn about ways to participate in our community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sign up to help with our events on campus and activities throughout the school year.

Recent Parent Newsletters

August 15, 2019
June 13, 2019
To see prior newsletters, please visit our Parent Newsletter Archives. If you're not receiving the newsletter via email, let us know

Vea nuestros boletines informativos para padres en español


Families of new Brooks School students are invited to join us for a get-together before the school year begins. Head of School John Packard P'18, P'21 will be on hand to greet families and address the group. CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP by August 21. We look forward to seeing you!

The first wave of returning students begins today, kicking off the 2019-2020 academic year at Brooks School. Welcome back to campus Brooksians!

Four students arrive on campus today from Deak Ferenc, a bilingual public high school in Szeged, Hungary for our annual Exchange program. The students will live and study at Brooks for nearly three months and in reciprocation, Brooks will send two girls and two boys to live with those students' families for a month in the spring. Welcome, students!

New and returning students report to campus today to begin the 2019-2020 Brooks School year. Welcome class of 2023 and welcome back classes of 2022, 2021 and 2020!

Following registration and move-in, new family orientation begins with a welcome from Head of School John Packard, advisor meetings, dorm-team meetings and Q&A panels, then concludes with a parent reception at the Packards' home on campus. We look forward to seeing you there!

As part of orientation for all students, each form (grade) participates in day-long activities giving students the opportunity to come together, strengthen their ties within our community and have fun! This year's program includes:

  • Third-formers go on a trip to Project Adventure in Beverly, Mass.
  • Fourth- and fifth-formers participate in "Grit 'N Wit" challenge courses on campus
  • Sixth-formers take part in Brooks' College Counseling Jumpstart Workshop

Students report to class today and kick off the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year!

Brooks' Asian-American Association will celebrate the traditional Asian mid-autumn Harvest Festival, or Moon Festival, by gathering together for snacks, stories and star gazing.

Picture day! Students and faculty join together to pose for our annual Brooks School community photos.

Join alumni in the Boston area to watch the Red Sox take on the San Francisco Giants. You may reserve up to four seats for the ballgame. Click HERE for details about the event and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Brooks School is hosting an admission reception, offering students and parents the opportunity to meet and talk with Brooksians about the school and our community.Please REGISTER HERE to join Head of School John Packard and Director of Admission Bini Egertson at the gathering and get more information about the evening. We look forward to seeing you!

Meet and speak with faculty on campus during our annual Fall Visit Day for prospective students and their families: REGISTER HERE.

During this informal event, students and parents will hear from Brooks' Head of School John Packard and can connect with faculty members. Teachers from our six academic departments -- as well as the leaders of our special programs, including Exchange, Students on the Forefront of Science and other initiatives -- will be on hand to answer questions.

For information about other admission events at Brooks School, visit our Admission Travel and Events page. We look forward to seeing you!

Get in the fall spirit! Brooks grads, come join us for a morning of apple picking, wagon rides, and craft making at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Mass. All alumni are welcome with their families. Please RSVP HERE by September 25.