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Welcome to this forum for parents and family to share, ask for advice, and discuss anything related to our common interest: the students of Brooks.
 

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.

Where Can I Find ...?

PARENT RESOURCES
Welcome to Brooks! A note to new parents from Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Nicole Mallen Jackson '95.
Second Semester Parent Events: A handy lineup of all the receptions and special events to mark on your calendar!
Major Dates 2018-2019:  A detailed daily calendar is also shown below.
Major Dates 2019-2020: Download the calendar for next year!
Student Accounts: The online guidebook for MyKidsSpending.com
The Follet Online Bookstore: Visit to purchase textbooks for courses.
Vacation Transportation Options: Information about chaperoned rides to and from Boston's Logan Airport and Connecticut/New York City for breaks.
Transportation Services: A list of local companies that students have used.
School Contacts: A guide to help you determine who to contact.
Brooks Together: Learn about the campaign and donate to the Brooks Fund.

INFO ABOUT LIFE AT BROOKS
Packing List for Boarders: Some suggestions for what and what not to bring.
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 

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

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

BrooksEvents

Students welcome their grandparents and special friends to campus for a morning of events. Highlights include classes with grandchildren, family photos, lunch in Wilder Dining Hall and a reception at the Head of School's house. Visit our event page to RSVP and see all the details.

The College Counseling Office is holding an informal fourth-form parent information session. While this is not a mandatory event, parents are welcome to come for a brief overview on the college process if they are able. For those unable to attend, the office will be recording the presentation and Q&A session.

Brooks School invites current 7th graders and their families to get a head start on the application process in our Admission Workshop. Participants will enjoy an admission presentation about the application process, admission interviews and SSAT preparation, as well as a student discussion panel and campus tour. Please RSVP on our Admission Events page.

Fifth- and sixth-form students and their invited guests will enjoy the annual dance - and post-prom desserts!

Formal dress is expected: suits, tuxedos, dresses or pantsuits. There will be a corsage and boutonnière workshop offered as a student activities event prior to the dance.

Join us and hear performances by the Brooks Choruses and Chamber Music Ensemble. All are welcome!

This dinner marks Brooks' sixth-form's official welcome into the alumni community. At the event, students will have the opportunity to sit and converse with alumni from various classes. There will also be an alumni speaker, Sathvik Sudireddy '15, who will talk about his Brooks alumni experience. During the gathering, students receive Brooks ties and Brooks charms as gifts to be worn during graduation.

This event is an opportunity for parents of soon-to-be graduates to get together - and reflect on their children's experience at Brooks - one last time before celebrating the sixth-formers' graduation.

See end-of-year performances by afternoon activities dance students. All are welcome!

Join us and hear performances from Brooks School's Jazz Band, Advanced Jazz Band and the girls a cappella group, Serendipity. All are welcome!

Alumni in classes ending in a 4 or 9: Come back to campus to see Brooks in action while reliving old memories with good friends! Visit Alumni Weekend 2019 for more details.

Alumni in classes ending in a 4 or 9: Come back to campus to see Brooks in action while reliving old memories with good friends! Visit Alumni Weekend 2019 for more details.

Our annual live music festival features student and faculty performances outside in the sunshine. In addition to the concerts, there will also be games and activity stations. All are welcome!

Join us and see the theater department's annual spring show - running May 20-21 - on the main stage of our new Center for the Arts. This year's production is the play "Drop Dead!"