Head of School

Although I did not graduate from Brookwood, I certainly feel Brookwood has had a significant influence on me, both as an educator and as a person, so I am both honored and delighted to be returning as the Head of School.

I first walked down Brookwood Road in 1995 as a young teacher at the start of my career. In a few but impactful years as a member of the Brookwood faculty, I learned a great deal about what a true child-centered education means, as well as the confidence a child receives when they are within a community where everyone feels they truly belong. For a young man from England, Brookwood was, and still is, refreshingly traditional at being untraditional in the way it encourages children to discover their true talents and passion for lifelong learning.

In short, I have never worked in a school where more time and energy is focused on the aspects of education that really matter. Challenging and rigorous academic programs taught by creative and forward looking teachers underpin all that we do. However, it is the development of each individual child’s ‘human skills’ that separates Brookwood from other schools.

At Brookwood, every child really does matter, and more importantly, their unique talents and abilities are nurtured and truly celebrated by their extraordinarily dedicated and talented teachers. Brookwood is a community in the true sense of the word, as families and educators join together to support each other to enjoy the educational journey of each child at this most precious but formative stage.

Students are exposed to a wide range of experiences, both in and out of the classroom, which are all designed to not only educate children but to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to be compassionate and resourceful changemakers in their worlds. Brookwood is a unique community full of talented teachers and lovely families and I warmly invite you to visit us for yourselves, so you can experience the genuine joy that permeates through our school hallways and classrooms for yourself.



Jon Bartlett
Head of School

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