Nashoba Brooks School educates children for a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world. The school nurtures students’ talents and character, while fostering the development of each child’s personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Balancing Academic and Human Excellence
The purpose of Nashoba Brooks School is to provide students with a firm foundation of academic skills, scholarship, moral values, and attitudes toward learning essential to healthy intellectual and personal growth. The philosophy of the school follows the belief in educational excellence within the context of human excellence, valuing the maturation of character and self as highly as the maturation of mind. This balance between academic and personal development is the essence of a Nashoba Brooks education and is the primary vehicle for achieving the school’s mission.
Sustaining the Mission:
- Engage faculty who are committed to a student-centered program.
- Implement a developmental approach in the lower grades that allows boys and girls to learn according to their varying levels of readiness.
- Foster leadership potential and encourage risk-taking in young women in the Middle School.
- Value academic excellence and act as models for its importance – not only in the classroom, but also through participation in continuous professional development.
- Teach the love of learning by setting an enthusiastic example.
- Integrate subjects along common themes as often as possible, offering many opportunities for multicultural learning experiences.
- Cultivate an appreciation for other times and other cultures, expanding awareness of the wider world.
- Instill the importance of moral values, recognizing and prizing the ability to be a good citizen and friend as well as a productive and positive group member.
- Encourage student participation in discussion groups, gatherings, community service projects, and (in the Middle School) student government.
- Hold students accountable for their behavior and actions, but always within an environment of caring and support.
- Inspire self-confidence, encourage self-advocacy, and accent individual strengths.
- Emphasize the arts and physical education, allowing a wider stage for students to express particular abilities and talents.
- Advocate for students to learn and grow within the school’s “equal balance” philosophy: to be participants and leaders, mathematicians and authors, scientists and artists, athletes and community service volunteers.