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A campus visit to Brooks School, where CEO of Forbes used to study!

Added on: 2017-06-06Share on :

Steve Forbes is the CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine. He is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times, a prize given by USX to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved to be the most accurate. This well-known Forbes completed his secondary education in Brooks School. Today, Senior Manager of US Education Consultancy, BE Education, Frances Deram is going to share with us some details on this school.

 

 

 

 

Brooks School

 

Type of School: Coeducational boarding and day

Campus acreage: 251

Grades: 9 through 12

Average class size: 12

Founded in: 1926

Number of pupils: 352

Teacher to student ratio: 1:6

Percentage of international students: 10%

ESL programmenot available

School websitewww.brooksschool.org

 

The chapel in Brooks

 

 

 

Inside of the chapel

 

 

 

Profile of the School 

 

Brooks School is a coeducational college prep school. The school excels in athletic areas including football, lacrosse, hockey, women’s basketball, women’s rowing, etc. It also offers a wide range of curriculums including Robotics, Performance, Human Right History, African History, 3D Design and War Literature, etc.

 

The newly-built teaching building at Brooks

An interesting adjoining of new and old buildings

 

 

 

School Features

 

Brooks School is a traditional boarding and day school located far away from the downtown area, which isolates itself from the outside world. Brooks students are given the opportunity to participate in the exchange program with Hungary, African countries, Scotland, Peru, etc. 

 

Guess what’s behind the bar?

 

 

 

Location 

 

The town of North Andover, Massachusetts

 

 

Academic subjects

 

Classical and World Languages, English, Health, History, Mathematics, Science, Theology, etc.

 

The science building with French windows

 

 

 

 

The science classrooms with large space and well-equipped facilities

 

 

 

The small-sized class in the large classroom

 

 

 

Biology lab. These plants were planted by students themselves.

 

 

 

Sports

 

Baseball, Basketball, Country Running, Hockey Ball, Golf, Lacrosse, Football, Softball, Tennis, etc.

 

The indoor basketball court

 

 

 

The squash court

 

 

 

The tennis court

 

 

 

Art

 

Through music, visual arts, theater and dance, the Arts Department at Brooks School seeks to engage all students and empower them to think both creatively and critically, and follow their curiosity and discover a new passion. 

 

The theatre

 

 

 

The art works of Brooks students

 

 

 

Nearly all the tools you can imagine in the art classroom

 

 

 

 

 Brooks students’ imagination reflects not only on paper, but also on walls, grounds and other surfaces

 

 

 

Dormitories

 

Brooks School has 10 dormitories in total, 5 for boys and 5 for girls. Each house has 2 faculty members.

 

The exquisite appearance of the dormitory

 

 

 

Mailbox for students

Mailing services are provided at Brooks

 

 

 

Brooks Library 

 

The 15,000-square-foot building accommodates 145 users and houses a collection of 36,000 items. It also houses the Kingsbury Computer lab.

 

Library of Brooks

 

 

 

The computer lab

 

 

 

College Counseling

 

To provide college counseling for students and navigate the many stages of the college application, a college office has been established at Brooks and a college counselor is appointed for each student.

 

 

 

Lecture hall of college counseling

80 seats. Many college introductory sessions have been held here.

 

 

 

BE consultant

 

 

Frances Deram

Senior Manager, US Education

 

Frances graduated with distinction from St. Olaf College majoring in both Asian Studies and Philosophy. After graduation, she went to remote mountain areas in Yunnan Province of China to support education there. She’s now a member of Independent Educational Consultants Association and has helped a lot of Chinese students get into their dreaming US schools.  

 
 

The mission of Brooks is “to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives”. So it aims to develop its students academically, athletically and artistically. That explains why it also has famous alumnus excelling in acting, politics and writing areas.  

 

 

BE Education has maintained a close relationship with many boarding schools in the US and helped numerous Chinese students getting into their dream school. If you want to go to the same school that Forbes used to go to, please give us a chance to be helpful.