Our rigorous academic program helps kids become innovative creators, ethical leaders, contributing citizens and lifelong learners. Brookwood students thirst for opportunities to tackle challenges that matter, and they internalize the approaches, habits and outlooks that pay back over a lifetime. When kids learn with curiosity, think deeply and take risks, they confidently walk into whatever's next.

Brookwood graduates are organized, motivated and invigorated by challenge; they readily pursue and accept leadership opportunities. A Brookwood education prepares nimble and courageous learners to tackle whatever lies beyond these walls

- Evan Diamond, Director of Secondary School Process




Where Our Graduates Go


Secondary School Process

At Brookwood, we strive to help young people take risks, explore new frontiers and learn about themselves as students and community members.

The Brookwood experience culminates in 8th grade when students are challenged to achieve academically, artistically, athletically and socially, all the while thinking about the future and their “next step.”

Beginning in the spring of 7th grade, we start the conversation about life after Brookwood. Each child is unique; therefore, we employ a personalized approach to help students find and secure acceptance at the school that is best suited for their unique passions and needs.

Identifying The Right School

Through our relationships with and knowledge of independent, public, parochial, day and boarding schools both locally and nationally, we help students and families identify appropriate schools for investigation, discuss a variety of options for consideration, and provide guidance in completing applications as needed. Our goal is to secure placement at a secondary school that will further the good work started at Brookwood and enable students to realize their goals and achieve at their highest.


We know Brookwood students, we know the schools, and the schools know us. Together, we explore this exciting new frontier to find the right school for every Brookwood graduate.

 - Evan Diamond, Director of Secondary School Process


Examples of steps and components offered include:

  • Information sessions for parents, dedicated classes for students, and one-on-one meetings with the Director of the Secondary School Process.
  • Specific school days set aside for secondary school visits to ensure that students can explore other schools while remaining current with course work.
  • Guidance regarding the best preparation and strategies in approaching the SSAT, ISEE, HSPT and other standardized application instruments.
  • Extensive coordination to ensure that each student is presented authentically and all materials are completed and submitted by given due dates.


    Meet the Secondary School Guidance Team