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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
Major Dates 2019-2020: Download the calendar for the 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

The Diversity Directions conference - held in 2019 from July 7 to 13 - consults exclusively to independent schools and is comprised of a team of educational leaders with deep professional experience in independent schools. Diversity Directions' philosophy is to meet the individual school where it is in its multicultural evolution and, using an inquiry-based approach, to provide concrete, practical steps to help the school reach its next level of development. Brooks is proud to host this prestigious event each year, and sends three-to-six faculty and staff members to attend.

Join alumni, parents and friends of Brooks in the Denver area for a get together near Coors Field. All are welcome to a reception and then the Colorado Rockies vs. L.A. Dodgers game. Come for any or all of the festivities. You may reserve up to four seats for the ballgame. Click HERE For more information and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Alumni, parents and friends of Brooks School are invited to join Head of School John Packard P'18, P'21 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the Tennis Lounge of the Kennebunk River Club. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Alumni, parents and friends of Brooks School are invited to join Head of School John Packard P'18, P'21 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the home of hosts James '01 and Stephanie '02 Kearney in East Hampton, New York. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

Alumni, parents and friends of Brooks School are invited to join Head of School John Packard P'18, P'21 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the Nantucket Yacht Club. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

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!

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!

Classmates will participate in orientation gatherings by grade as well as focused activities:

  • Third-formers will go on a trip with Project Adventure
  • Fourth- and fifth-formers will do bonding activities on campus, including an obstacle course
  • Sixth-formers will participate in the College Counseling Jumpstart Workshop

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

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!

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!

Save the date: Family Weekend - held this year on October 18 and 19 - is an opportunity for the parents and special friends of Brooks students to meet with teachers and advisors. We look forward to seeing you!