At Brookwood, kids come first—not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Because when kids skip down hallways, learn with curiosity, think deeply, and take risks, they confidently walk into whatever’s next.
HISTORY. Founded in 1956, Brookwood School is a non-profit, non-denominational, coed day school for grades PreK through eight. Brookwood has been a respected leader in education for over 60 years.
LOCATION. On 30 wooded acres on Boston’s North Shore, the Brookwood campus is just minutes from Route 128 on the Beverly/Manchester line.
STUDENTS. Brookwood educates approximately 375 students of diverse backgrounds enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
FACULTY. Brookwood employs 60 full-time and 15 part-time teachers. Our student/teacher ratio is 8:1. Over two-thirds of our faculty members hold advanced degrees.
ACADEMICS. Brookwood offers the traditional academic areas of focus, an exceptionally strong creative arts program, and a variety of signature programs. For full curricular descriptions visit the "Curriculum at Brookwood" page under the “Academics” tab.
FACILITIES. The Brookwood campus features a 18,500+ volume library and learning center; a state-of-the-art science department with four laboratory classrooms and a 1,000-square-foot “science gym” for experiment and study; the Dodge Writing Center; two acoustically-designed music classrooms, a professional recording studio and several practice rooms; three art classrooms and a dedicated clay studio with kiln; a computer lab and an Idea Lab (see TECHNOLOGY below); a four-classroom world language center with a 16-station computer lab; two turf athletic fields; two gymnasiums; athletic locker rooms; a dining room; and multiple classrooms for every grade level.
TECHNOLOGY. More than 285 computers can be found at Brookwood. In addition to the Mac computer lab, there is an Idea Lab space containing iPads and LED displays. There are many laptops, digital cameras, scanners, computer connected piano keyboards, and award-winning software titles. Supervised and filtered Internet access is available throughout our school. Twenty-five classrooms feature interactive SmartBoards. Brookwood also has multiple laptop and iPad carts in use across all grades, as well as a campus-wide wireless network including outdoor educational spaces.
MEALS. Brookwood provides lunch daily in the Liston Commons, where students and teachers dine together. Snacks are served every morning before recess and in the mid-afternoon.
ATHLETICS. Interscholastic sports begin in seventh grade. Brookwood fields interscholastic Varsity and JV teams in field hockey, boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' lacrosse. Younger students participate in physical education classes.