The Admissions Process

Our admissions process is designed to help us learn as much as possible about each prospective student and to have prospective families learn as much as possible about Brookwood. We look forward to getting to know you and your child this year!

1. Inquire

If you are interested in learning more about Brookwood, fill out our online inquiry form, email us or call the Admissions Office at (978) 526-4500.

Brookwood School admissions directors

2. Virtual Visits

Given Brookwood’s campus closure to guests during the COVID-19 pandemic, individual tours and events are being offered virtually. We encourage you to join us soon!

3. Apply

We recommend submitting your child’s online application as soon as possible or by our January 15 deadline. Once you’ve submitted an application, you will receive a call from the Admissions Office to schedule your next steps. The application fee is $50.

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4. Submit Supporting Documents

There are a variety of supporting documents required to complete the admissions process and are dependent on the grade your child enters. The deadline for receipt of these documents is February 1.

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5. Virtual Parent Interview

Parent meetings allow us to get to know your family and child better and to answer questions you have about Brookwood and our program. The Admissions Office will reach out to schedule this meeting once we receive your application. This year, parent meetings will be conducted through Zoom.

6. Virtual Student Visits and Assessments

All applicants, with the exception of incoming 3-year-olds, will participate in a virtual assessment. These assessments typically take place in January and February and are conducted by Brookwood faculty.

Additionally, this year, applicants to Grades 6-8 will participate in a brief virtual conversation with a member of the admissions committee. These informal conversations are meant to help the committee get to know our oldest applicants.

Grade-Specific Applicant Requirements

Applicants to Early Childhood Program entering as a 3-year-old

Please complete:

Applicants to Early Childhood Program entering as a 4-year-old

Please complete:

  • Admissions Application
  • AISNE evaluation and request forms
  • Parent Interview (scheduled by the Admissions Office upon receipt of your application)
  • To ensure the health and safety of applicants, all admission assessments of students will be held remotely this year. We do want to get to know our applicants and have them feel as comfortable as possible during their assessments. In collaboration with other North Shore schools, we will utilize the Boston Area Virtual Evaluation (BAVE), a video assessment tool for young children. Families are asked to video their children doing specific tasks and then to upload these videos to any of the participating schools to which they are applying. We may ask to also meet virtually with your child for an additional five minutes. Directions for this assessment will be released to applicants on February 4, 2021.

Applicants to Kindergarten

Please complete:

  • Admissions Application
  • AISNE evaluation and request forms 
  • School record / transcript request form
  • Remote Learning Evaluation (if applicable)
  • Parent Interview (scheduled by the Admissions Office upon receipt of your application)
  • To ensure the health and safety of applicants, all admission assessments of students will be held remotely this year. We do want to get to know our applicants and have them feel as comfortable as possible during their assessments. In collaboration with other North Shore schools, we will utilize the Boston Area Virtual Evaluation (BAVE), a video assessment tool for young children. Families are asked to video their children doing specific tasks and then to upload these videos to any of the participating schools to which they are applying. We may ask to also meet virtually with your child for an additional five minutes. Directions for this assessment will be released to applicants on February 4, 2021.

Applicants to Grade 1

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 2

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 3

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 4

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 5

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 6

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 7

Please complete:

Applicants to Grade 8

Please complete:

For students who are currently homeschooled, please complete this checklist.

Brookwood notifies families of admissions decisions on March 10, as agreed upon with area independent schools. Families have until April 10 to submit their enrollment contract and deposit.

Brookwood seeks to enroll students with a broad range of backgrounds, talents, and interests who will benefit from the School’s academic program and child-centered environment and who will contribute positively to the school community. The ability to find success in school life and a willingness to engage positively with the school community are the main criteria for admission.

Admission to Brookwood is based on academic and personal qualifications. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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