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1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA
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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
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
Number of Dorms: 10
No. of Girls Dorms: 5
No. of Boys Dorms: 5
Dress Code: Formal
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.
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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
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
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
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
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
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
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
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