Brooks School

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
  • 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 2016
    5 Stars  
    Bates College
    Be prepared for a 6-day class week at Brooks. While Saturday classes are a requirement, schedules even out with a half day schedule on Wednesdays. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars  
    Boston College
    The community at Brooks, including teachers, staff and students, all share an extremely tight-knit bond that I've never experienced at any other institution. Teachers care about the students, and get to know them extremely well. . .

  • Class of 2010
    5 Stars  
    Lake Forest College
    One quality of Brooks that I am not sure is unique but will always stick out in my mind is the quality of the college counseling office. I do not believe I would have had. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Brooks SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19261910
Campus Size251 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment380 students313 students
% Students of Color
19%
21%
% International Students
14%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Alternates between "academic" and formal.)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:51:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1717
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$71 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,800$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,600$30,550
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$41,886$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT65%-
Acceptance Rate
24%
55%
Director of AdmissionsBini Egertson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1717
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 Offered1415
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Ashburn Society, Asian American Association, Beatbox Club, Brooks Brothers and Sisters, Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.), Brooks School Radio (WBSR), Chess Club, Community Service Club, Engineering Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), International Club, International Student Club, Jewish Student Organization, Literacy Magazine, Math Team, Model UN, Peer Tutoring, Phillips Brooks Society, Student Activities, Student Newspaper, Students Embracing Culture, Tour Guides, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Art Association, Bishop's Bells, Chapel, Dance Club, Gospel, Jazz Club, Rock Bands

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
George Washington Unviversity21
Trinity College19
Boston University18
Boston College16
Colby College15
College of Charleston12
University of Denver12
St. Lawrence University11
University of Vermont11
Dartmouth College10
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Construction has begun on a brand new $28 million Center for the Arts. Featuring an abundance of practice spaces, community meeting areas, and state of  the art technology, it is going to be a perfect space for the arts in the middle of the campus.
  •  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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