Film Screening on Wednesday, February 5
The conversation around screens and teens is taken to the next level with Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety and depression in our digital age. Parents and children (in grades 5+) are invited to view the film Screenagers Next Chapter on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with industry experts.
Fall Open House
Saturday, November 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Our admissions open house provides prospective families the opportunity to tour the school, meet faculty, attend an information program with Head of School Laura Caron and hear from Grade 8 students. Parents and children are welcome to attend.
Admissions Open Classrooms
December 9, 2019
January 28, 2020
March 31, 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19 School Closure)
8:45 – 11:30 a.m.
There’s nothing like seeing Brookwood faculty and students in action. Prospective parents are invited to visit campus anytime between 8:45 – 11:30 a.m. to sample classes and experience Brookwood.
4-to-14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Now in its ninth year, Brookwood School’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids provides an opportunity for parents to hear insights from authors, researchers and other experts in the child development field. Our series is open to all members of the public—we welcome anyone interested in raising healthy children in today’s world. Since seating is limited, we encourage you to reserve your complimentary tickets today.
Introducing mindfulness into the lives of children is one of the greatest gifts we can offer. Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence, boosts happiness, increases curiosity and engagement, reduces anxiety and depression, and helps kids focus, learn and make better choices. Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) will provide practical tools to help parents embody and share the skills of mindfulness to empower children with resilience throughout their lives.
Dr. Willard is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing in mindfulness. He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two dozen countries. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network, and teaches at Harvard Medical School. He has presented at TEDx conferences and his thoughts have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and mindful.org. He is the author of Child’s Mind, Growing Up Mindful, Raising Resilience, Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing and eight other books for parents, professionals and children.
Led by Brookwood faculty, these hour-long classes for 3- to 5-year-olds are free and family-friendly. Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Class size is limited.
Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5
Tuesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4
Musical World Language
Mondays from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been postponed. Stay tuned for Fall 2020 dates.
Hosted by current Brookwood parents, these casual gatherings are a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow parents in your neighboring towns and learn more about their experiences at Brookwood. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. If you are unable to attend an event but are interested in speaking with a current parent from your area, please contact the admissions office at (978) 526-4500, ext. 6204.