Brooks School

North Andover, Massachusetts, USA view map
Co-Ed, Episcopal

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Brooks provides a co-educational, college preparatory program on a 250-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick. Small classes allow students to work closely with teachers, fostering a relationship that is at the core of the warm, close-knit community. Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Europe and Africa. A summer science program places juniors at labs at MIT and Harvard and on the coast of Canada in Labrador. Visual and performing arts are an integral part of school life, while on the athletic fields numerous teams have won New England or league championships in recent years.

1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA 01845
978-725-6300

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Director of Admission: Robina Egertson
Admissions Phone:978-725-6272Fax:978-725-6298
Email: admission@brooksschool.org Website: www.brooksschool.org


  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1926
  • Campus Size: 250 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 9th-12th
Day
Grades 9th-12th
Total
Girls     107 59 166
Boys     142 66 208
Total     249 125 374

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,240
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $38,780
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 23.00%
  • Average Awarded: $40,070
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $65,577,101
  • Per Student Endowment: $178,684
 
 

Summary: The Brooks curriculum encourages students to venture into new and unfamiliar areas and to proceed to the highest level in as many fields as possible. We aspire to educate the whole person for a life of responsible citizenship. In addition to work in the major disciplines of English, mathematics, history, foreign languages and science, Brooks requires that all students become familiar with the religious, moral and ethical base of western society through courses in theology, philosophy and ethics.

Department Director: Brick Moltz

Average Class Size: 12

Full Time Teachers: 87

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 76.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 16

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
English:
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry
  • Independent
History:
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Latin
Religion/Philosophy:
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • Religious Studies
  • Theology
  • Independent
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Independent
Computer Studies:
  • Independent
Music:
  • Electronic Music
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Independent
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Theater
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Publications
  • Screenwriting
  • Studio Art
  • Television Production
  • Textiles
  • Theater Arts
  • Theater Design
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Exchange Programs
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • Winter Term



AP Courses Available:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • French Literature
  • US Government & Politics
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • US History
  • World History
  • Chinese Latin
 
 

Summary: Brooks' enjoys a pastoral setting overlooking Lake Cochichewick. There are many places for students to relax during free time, the most popular of which is the student center, which houses the F. Fessenden Wilder Dining Hall, the snack bar, school store, and post office. There is a game room and a cozy fireplaced lounge with big screen television. Time spent with friends in dormitories is an important part of the educational experience at Brooks. The school has 10 dormitories, five each for girls and boys. At least two faculty members live in each residence, and dorm prefects are appointed to work with the younger students as they adjust to living away from home. On weeknights and Sunday evening, dorms are quiet for study hours between 8 and 10. Third formers have assigned study hall in the Science Center lecture hall and sixth formers are free to study outside of the dorm.

Department Director: Andrea Heinze

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 10

No. of Girls Dorms: 5

No. of Boys Dorms: 5

Dorm Amenities:
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Formal

Student Life

Summary: A variety of weekend activities are also offered, from trips to the movies or to local malls and faculty open houses or Cookie Dough at the Headmaster's House, to dances, coffeehouse entertainment, the annual Lip Sync contest, Casino Night, Drive-In Movie Night, and Woodstock—Brooks-style. On Saturday nights after check-in at 11:00, dorm parents host dorm parties for residents, often serving barbecued hot dogs, pizza or chicken wings. Day students are encouraged to become involved in the residential life of the school. All-school dinners are held a number of times during the year and day students often spend Saturday nights on campus, sleeping over with a friend in a dorm.

Facilities

  • Baseball field(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Hockey Rink, Squash Courts

Clubs and Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Science Bowl
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
 
 

Summary: Athletics play an important role in "educating the whole person" and Brooks takes pride in its successful and all-encompassing athletic program. In recent years, many varsity teams have won league and New England Championships.Brooks also offers junior varisty and thirds teams allowing all students to enjoy the benefits of inter-scholastic athletic competition. The art program at Brooks encourages all students to cultivate their creativity. Levels of classes in studio art, drama, and music are available for beginners and advanced art students.

Arts Department Director: Rob Lazar

Athletics Department Director: Lori Charpentier

Notable Achievements: Boys Hockey 2012 Eberhart Champs,NE Semi-finalist, Boys Basketball 2012 New England Semi-finalists, Boys Soccer 2012 New England Finalists

Arts
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Glee Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
  • Choir
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
    N/A
  • Dance
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
 
 

Summary: The college process at Brooks encourages and supports introspection and is student-centered, focused on fit. Students are guided in exploring who they are, what matters to them, what they like, what they want, and where they might want to spend the undergraduate years. Through a series of one-on-one meetings, form meetings and mini-classes, they examine their interests, identify strengths and weaknesses as well as personal priorities as a way of knowing themselves better and researching schools of interest.

Department Director: Peter Olrich

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

George Washington University 21 graduates
Trinity College 19 graduates
Boston University 18 graduates
Boston College 16 graduates
Colby College 15 graduates
University of Denver 12 graduates
College of Charleston 12 graduates
St. Lawrence University 11 graduates
University of Vermont 11 graduates
Dartmouth College 10 graduates
Tufts University 10 graduates
University of Pennsylvania 10 graduates
Bates 9 graduates
Syracuse University 9 graduates
Connecticut College 9 graduates
Lehigh University 9 graduates
Brown University 8 graduates
New York University 8 graduates
Northeastern University 8 graduates
Bowdoin College 7 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 540 650
Mathematics 570 680
Writing 550 660



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Summary: At Brooks our primary goal is to provide a physically and emotionally safe, enriching environment in which campers can spend their summer vacation. Children ages four through eighteen are offered a variety of recreational, education and creative experiences designed to meet the diverse interests and abilities of a wide range of campers. Through one or more of our programs, the Brooks School Day Camp, Counselor-in-Training Program, comp_camp@brooks (the Brooks School Computer Camp), Teen Quest, the Vogelsinger Soccer Academy and Brooks Summer School youngsters flourish in a supportive atmosphere, acquire new skills, stir interest, make friends and journey through memorable summer adventures.

Department Director: Roberta Crump-Burbank

Brooks School Day Camp

Every summer, the Brooks campus comes alive with an amazing variety of activities. On any given day, hundreds of children are taking aim in archery, paddling canoes, swimming in the pool, writing music on a computer, improving their soccer dribble, reinforcing writing skills and meeting new friends

Registration Deadline: N/A
Financial Aid Available:  No
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Summary: Among other programs, Brooks has two special opportunities that separate us from other schools. Both take you Beyond Brooks through experiential learning. ****** Students on the Forefront of Science Cancer biology research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Cell-based therapy research at Pervasis Therapeutics. Environmental science education and resource management with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation. Brooks School’s Students on the Forefront of Science program has continued to provide challenging internships in science-based research and cutting-edge industries since launching in 2004. Awarded to Brooks’ most talented and passionate fifth-form science students, these summer experiences impact the students’ approach to their final year in high school sciences, as they return to the classrooms with an impressive set of lab skills and a more mature sense of the scientific method. Visit our site for more information: http://www.brooksschool.org/academics/sfs ****** Exchange Program The Brooks School Exchange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Hungary, Scotland, Spain, France and Peru. By living abroad as residents in other school communities, our students are challenged to extend themselves to another place, another culture, another people – and, most importantly, to be affected by them, to be changed by them.We are confident that experiencing this transformative process of enculturation makes our students more empathetic and engaged global citizens. To learn more visit our website: http://www.brooksschool.org/academics/exchangeprog ram