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.
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 programme：not available
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
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?
The town of North Andover, Massachusetts
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.
Baseball, Basketball, Country Running, Hockey Ball, Golf, Lacrosse, Football, Softball, Tennis, etc.
The indoor basketball court
The squash court
The tennis court
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 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
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
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
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.
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.