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.
A few years ago, Brookwood fourth- and fifth-grade teachers introduced 90 Middle School students to “design thinking and project-based learning” through a hands-on boatbuilding project. The making of the M.S.S. Brookwood, a MacIntosh canvas boat, is featured in the most recent issue of Small Boats Monthly magazine: "The hands-on project gave... Read more »
Makerspaces: curiosity-charged zones filled with tools, computers and digital fabrication devices such as 3D printers and laser cutters that harness students’ imaginations and encourage problem solving through a collaborative, hands-on process of designing, experimenting and building. They’re increasingly popular in education today and appear... Read more »
In our most recent issue of Brookwood Magazine, we caught up with Mallory Houston Nieman, a Brookwood alumnus from the Class of 1999 (pictured above, front row second from left, with field hockey teammates and Coach Wellington in 1999). Mallory is the Founder and CEO of Velocity, Switzerland’s first dedicated indoor cycling studio.... Read more »
Excellence at Brookwood stems from our educational approach to developing kids' cognitive, social emotional and physical skills—supported by research to be the best way for kids to think deeply, learn always and thrive. Kids spend a majority of their waking hours at school, so when their educators—teachers, mentors and role models—support and... Read more »
This August marked my family’s fourth year as residents of Beverly, and I can now say that we understand what it means to be in New England in the summer! Whether riding our bicycles to Captain Dusty’s for ice cream, searching for sea glass and hermit crabs at our local beach, or making weekly trips to farm stands for all the berries and corn we... Read more »