Brooks School - Review #10
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|
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!
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.
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.)
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.
Alumni Reviews Review School
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- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
You've tried everything but still your child has serious issues. Perhaps it's time to think about sending him to a residential therapeutic school.
The pandemic has upended our lives in ways we never imagined. Heads of school also have been impacted as they try to plan for the future. Concerns about enrolment, community safety, and the school's finances are just a few of their worries.
May is the month for private school graduations. Boarding school graduation is an especially poignant occasion. Why not mark it with a special gift?