Brooks School

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
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.

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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
 | 2020 School Data
Brooks SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded19261907
Campus Size251 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment345 students310 students
% Students of Color
26%
25%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
Average SAT Scoren/a* 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 Offered1918
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
77%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$76.915 million$23 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,200$58,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,700$31,470
% Students on Financial Aid
32%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$44,565
(All need based)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT66%-
Acceptance Rate
26%
57%
Director of AdmissionsBini Egertson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1918
CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3624
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Affinity Groups, 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: 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

  •  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

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