Brooks School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
Tel: 978-725-6272
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 378 students
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.

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  • Class of 2006
    5.00 Stars   2/12/2008
    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. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5.00 Stars   5/9/2007
    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. . .

  • Class of 2004
    5.00 Stars   6/17/2008
    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. . .

  • Class of 2001
    5.00 Stars   10/30/2007
    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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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Brooks School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1926 1910
Campus Size 251 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 378 students 298 students
% Students of Color
19%
20%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
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

Saturday Classes Yes No
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
77%
69%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $75 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,785 $50,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$44,575 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $40,591 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 65 -
Acceptance Rate
24%
55%
Director of AdmissionsBini Egertson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 17 16
CoursesArt 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

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 31 23
ExtracurricularsA 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,

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
George Washington Unviversity 21
Trinity College 19
Boston University 18
Boston College 16
Colby College 15
College of Charleston 12
University of Denver 12
St. Lawrence University 11
University of Vermont 11
Dartmouth College 10

School Notes

  •  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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