Brooks School

1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 01845
Brooks School's mission to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives.
Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 345 students on a 251-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick.
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS OPEN! Come see our new $28 million facility-the perfect home for our robust art program.
Brooks offers a challenging academic curriculum that includes 19 advanced placement courses in addition to honors courses.
Brooks' Exchange Program offers opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Africa, and South America.
A unique summer science program, Students on the Forefront of Science places juniors at labs at MIT and Harvard and on the coast of Canada in Labrador.
Winter Term is an intense, three-week, one-topic course of study held each January. The goal of Winter Term is to put into practice the concept of "depth over breadth."
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Brooks School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 288 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Brooks School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1926
1906
Campus Size
251 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
346 students
320 students
% Students of Color
27%
25%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Alternates between "academic" and formal.
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$101.945 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,900
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$55,000
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
34%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$45,000
(All need based)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 15
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
25%
60%
Director of Admissions
Bini Egertson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
17
17
Courses
Biology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English Literature, French, Latin, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
37
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Alianza Latina, Ashburn Society, Asian American Association, Beatbox Club, Black Student Union, Brooks Brothers and Sisters, Brooks Improv Group (B.I.G.), Campus Activity Board, Chess Club, Choir, Community Service Club, Debating Society, Drama, Engineering Club, Environmental Group, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Intersection Magazine, Jewish Student Organization, Math Team, Still Waters Literary Journal, Students Embracing Culture, The Tavern Publication, Tour Guides, Women's Inc., Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Capella, Art Association, Bishop's Bells, Book Club, Chapel, Dance Club, Human Rights

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fitness Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Outdoor Sports, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Northeastern University
9
Boston College
5
Bentley University
4
Babson
3
Boston University
3
Lehigh University
3
Trinity College
3
University of Richmond
3
NYU
2
Tufts
2

School Notes

  • Newly opened-our 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 a perfect space for the arts in the middle of the campus.
  • Brooks has three unique programs we encourage you to learn more about: Students on the Forefront of Science, Winter Term, and our Exchange Program. 
  • 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.
  • The Students on the Forefront of Science Program is an initiative developed by the Science Department at Brooks School. The goal of the program is to provide rising sixth-formers (between junior and senior year) with innovative experiences that will expose them to research, technology, and advanced studies in the sciences. 
  • Our Exhange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Botswana, Hungary, Morocco, Scotland, Spain 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.
  • Something exciting is always going on here, so please make an appointment to come visit us in person or virtually.
  • Brooks School accreditations: NEASAC, TABS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Brooks School cost?
Brooks School's tuition is approximately $66,900 for boarding students and $55,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Brooks School?
The acceptance rate of Brooks School is 25%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Brooks School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Brooks School offer?
Brooks School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling.
Does Brooks School offer a summer program?
Yes, Brooks School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Brooks School's ranking?
Brooks School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Brooks School?
The application deadline for Brooks School is Jan. 15.

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 1998
5.00
American University
Strong sense of community, lack of judgment for unique individual qualities (bullying because of different personalities), adaptive teaching techniques for individual needs. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
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 2016
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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