5.00 (4 reviews)1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 378 students
In the classroom, Brooks students benefit from a low student-to-faculty ratio (5:1) and an academic philosophy that encourages hands-on learning. Teachers are available even after the school day is over, often providing extra help over dinner or during study hall in the dormitories.
Brooks competes well in the Independent School League and NEPSAC, having won many league and New England Championships in the last ten years.
Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 380 students on a 251-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.
With a challenging academic curriculum that includes 17 advanced placement courses, Brooks also offers opportunities to study abroad in Europe and Africa.
A unique summer science program places juniors at labs at MIT and Harvard and on the coast of Canada in Labrador.
On the stage and in the gallery, 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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- Lehigh University The student/teacher bond is unparalleled. Years after graduation I return to see my adviser, dorm parents and teachers and it's as if I never left. The small student body enables the students to participate. . .
- Providence College This may sound utopian to some, but I wholeheartedly believe that what makes Brooks so special is the quality of the people who go there. I am not just talking about the students' and. . .
- Connecticut College The relationships at Brooks are unlike anything else I have ever experienced. The faculty choose Brooks because it is a lifestyle, not just a job. Your teachers are not just your educators, mentors. . .
- Rollins College The sense of community at Brooks is virtually unmatched when comparing boarding schools in New England. The moment one walks on campus, they feel the sense of closeness between the students and faculty, a bond. . .
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2016 School Data
|Brooks School||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Campus Size||251 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||378 students||298 students|
|% Students of Color||
|% International Students||
|% Students Boarding||
|Average SAT Score||n/a||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1680 - 1970||-|
|Average ACT score||26||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||17||16|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$75 million||$16 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid||
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$40,591||$21,500|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 15||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Average Percentile SSAT||65||-|
|Director of Admissions||Bini Egertson|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||17||16|
|Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, World History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||14||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||31||23|
|Extracurriculars||A Capella, Art Association, Ashburn Society, Asian American Association, Beatbox Club, Bishop's Bells, Brooks Brothers and Sisters, Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.), Brooks School Radio (WBSR), Chapel, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Dance Club, Engineering Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Gospel, International Club, International Student Club, Jazz Club, Jewish Student Organization, Literacy Magazine, Math Team, Model UN, Peer Tutoring, Phillips Brooks Society,|
|Year: 2008 - 2012||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|George Washington Unviversity||21|
|College of Charleston||12|
|University of Denver||12|
|St. Lawrence University||11|
|University of Vermont||11|
- The goal of Winter Term is to put into practice the concept of "depth over breadth," something that supports the school`s mission of providing the most meaningful educational experiences Brooks students will have. The single-course structure of Winter Term allows students and faculty to work together even more closely than they do in regular classes.
- Chace House, opened in September of 2012. A "green" dormitory, it features a state of the art common room, outside patio and gathering area, and both single and double rooms.
- In the fall of 2008, Brooks unveiled its new "green" science building. It houses three state of the art laboratories, a lecture hall, and plenty of open space in which students and faculty can interact. The new science bulding complements Brooks' other outstanding facilities including newly constructed athletic facilities. The main gym has three hard wood courts, a fitness center/weight room overlooking the courts, and a wrestling room. Attached to the gym is the newly renovated ice hockey rink. The squash/rowing center features 10 international size squash courts and two indoor rowing tanks. This facility is unique amongst small boarding schools.
- Something exciting is always going on here, so please make an appointment to come visit us!
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