Brooks School - Review #10

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Brooks School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
1979-1980
Sports and Activities:
Wrestling, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Drama Club. Chapel Prefect, Yearbook Committee, Senior Prank Committee, treehouse building.
College Enrolled:
Lehigh University, Pennsylvania State University
Home Town, State:
South Riding, VA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Quiet secluded campus on a lake. Wonderful mix of International students. Always upgrading facilities to keep up with safety, security, teaching techniques, networking.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Made lifelong friends. Got to see a part of the country that I had not seen before. Became a die-hard Boston sports fan to this day, even though I was from Pennsylvania, and currently reside in Virginia.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Don't be afraid to be yourself. You will make friends and feel better about your experience if you are open and not afraid to admit your shortcomings and fears. If you hide from others, you will not get to know them, or yourself very well.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The entire experience was most memorable. I will remember my days there very fondly for the rest of my life.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
It is better to have it and not need it, than to not have it and need it. Think about that for a minute, and you will learn it's practical applications!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Great professors, small student to teacher ratio, challenging studies and workload combined with ample assistance from students and faculty. Overall, a very challenging environment that was ell worth the extra effort demanded.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Plenty to choose from. Great competition with other schools that rivaled a college experience. Coaches were very good and facilities were always clean and upgraded.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Very well attended by the students. Lots of participation in all aspects and the faculty were really, really dedicated to making things both challenging as well as fun/creative!

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm & Chapel Prefects.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Clean and close to classrooms. Dorm Masters were always available and shared their life experiences and encouraged students to do the same.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Very good meals, lots of healthy food. Staff was always pleasant and willing to assist with any special dietary needs or requests....including meals sent to the infirmary. (First hand knowledge due to a broken leg suffered on the soccer pitch one year.)

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Beautiful area of Northern Mass. Close to other schools as well as shopping and transportation. You felt safe.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Students got along very well. We were an all boys school until my senior year, so there was an interesting transition. My class '80 was the last all-male graduating senior class.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:00 AM
Start the week
Weekend
12:00 PM
Start the weekend
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
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Brooks School Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 8/4/2017
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. . .
Brooks School Alumni #2
Class of 2015
5.00 8/19/2017
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. . .
Brooks School Alumni #3
Class of 2010
5.00 6/16/2017
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Students: 353 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