Admission

The Admission Process

 We felt the warmth of a community—one that would help our daughter learn, develop friendships, and grow both academically and socially. We were impressed by the efforts of the admissions team in ensuring that we are the right fit for each other.

NASHOBA BROOKS PARENT

Nashoba Brooks School seeks qualified students who bring a variety of abilities, backgrounds, and interests to the School community. During the admission process, we give careful consideration to the ways in which a student may benefit from and contribute to our program. The Admission Committee reviews each student’s qualifications, assessing developmental readiness, academic potential, and achievement.
 
Our Preschool through Grade 3 classes are co-ed with Preschool students arriving, typically, at three years of age by September 1 and Kindergarten students at five years of age by September 1.  Grades 4 through 8 are all girls, and our largest entry points for new students are Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 4, we enroll new students at any grade level when there is a space available.
 
Nashoba Brooks applications are due by February 1, for first-round consideration. Applications received after the application deadline are considered on a rolling admission basis and are subject to space availability. Families should begin the admission process the year prior to enrollment if possible. Once the process is complete, applicants are notified on March 10, 2020. After March 10, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis and decisions will be communicated shortly after the application is complete.
 
Below you will find specific information about the application process.

Nashoba Brooks School Application Steps:

  • Request more information by filling out our inquiry form here
  • Schedule your Virtual Parent Visit
  • Begin application on Ravenna, our online admission database
  • Complete the application and submit the application fee ($50)
  • Fill out the parent/guardian questionnaire
  • Complete the student questionnaire (Grades 4-8)
  • Obtain a teacher recommendation:
    • Math teacher recommendation; English teacher recommendation (Grades 6-8)
  • Submit a recent progress report (can be sent via email to admission office)
  • Attend a student visit and assessment
  • Attend a playgroup (Preschool and Kindergarten)

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Is there diversity at Nashoba Brooks and where do students come from?

    Nashoba Brooks is committed to enrolling a diverse student body. 23% of our students are students of color. To maintain economic diversity in our community, we provide approximately $1.6 million in financial assistance to about 24% of our students. Approximately 42% of students come from the town of Concord. The remaining students represent 32 other communities. For more information about diversity and inclusivity at Nashoba Brooks, click here.
  • What is the process for applying for financial assistance?

    Parents/guardians must submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to School and Student Services (SSS). Additionally, you will need to mail a copy of your most recent federal income tax return directly to Nashoba Brooks. You can complete the PFS online by visiting sssbynais.force.com. Financial assistance awards will be made only if the financial assistance application is complete. For more information about financial assistance, click here
  • Is there bus transportation?

    Bus transportation for families living in Concord is provided by the town. Transportation is available for a range of other towns. For more information about transportation options, click here.
  • Where do students go after Nashoba Brooks?

    Grade 3 Placement - Approximately 95% of our graduating Grade 3 boys continue their education at independent schools. 5% of graduates choose to attend their local public schools.

    Grade 8 Placement - Approximately 80% of graduating Grade 8 girls continue their education at independent secondary schools. 20% of graduates choose to attend their local public high schools.

School Choices After Nashoba Brooks

These are the schools chosen by recent Grade 8 graduates:
Acton-Boxborough High School
The Bromfield School
Brooks School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
The Cambridge School of Weston
Chadwick School, CA
Chapel Hill
Chauncy Hall School
Chelmsford High School
Commonwealth School
Concord Academy
Concord-Carlisle High School
Dana Hall School
Deerfield Academy
Gould Academy, ME
Groton School
Holderness School, NH
The Hotchkiss School, CT
Lawrence Academy
Lexington High School
Lincoln-Sudbury High School
Manlius Pebble Hill School, NY
Middlesex School
Millbrook School, NY
Milton Academy
New Hampton School, NH
Noble and Greenough School
Phillips Academy, Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
The Rivers School
Pomfret School
St. Mark’s School
Tabor Academy
The Thacher School, CA
Ursuline Academy
Walnut Hill School
Waterford School, UT
Weston High School
Winchester High School
The Winsor School
Westminster School, CT
Williston Northampton School
Nashoba Brooks School is a coed Lower School from Preschool to Grade 3 and an all-girls Middle School from Grades 4 to 8 located in Concord, Massachussetts.