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The Admissions Process

Our admissions process is designed to help us learn as much as possible about each prospective student, and to have prospective students and parents learn about Brookwood.

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.

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2. Tour

The best way for parents to learn about Brookwood is to visit the school and experience first-hand this dynamic community.

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 child’s visit. The application fee is $50.

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4. Submit Supporting Documents

Please download the school record / transcript request form, student evaluation request for students entering grades PreK-5 or grades 6-8, and the appropriate AISNE recommendation forms and give them to your child’s school. The deadline for receipt of these documents is February 1.

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

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5. Parent Interview

Parent meetings allow us to get to know your family and child better. The Admissions Office will reach out to schedule this meeting once we receive your application.

6. Student Visits and Assessments

Admissions visits and assessments are scheduled by the Admissions Office once an application is received.

Grade-Specific Applicant Requirements

Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten participate in a playgroup led by Lower School teachers. Formal assessments and observations take place within the playgroup session. Parents attend an informational coffee during this time.

Applicants to Grades 1 – 4

Applicants to Grades 1 through 4 visit Brookwood for a day; admissions assessments take place within the classroom that day. Students visit their current grade and have the opportunity to experience a typical day at Brookwood.

Applicants to Grades 5 – 8

Applicants to Grades 5 through 8 visit Brookwood for a day in their current grade.

Applicants to Grades 5 through 8 are also required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), which is offered at various schools on the North Shore, including Brookwood. To ensure Brookwood receives your child’s scores, you will need to enter Brookwood’s school code, 222602, when registering. Please note that the deadline to register is three weeks prior to the testing date.

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. Our Admissions Office continues to enroll students throughout the spring and summer months, so please contact us at anytime regarding admission for the forthcoming academic year.

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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