When girls reach the age of nine and ten, they embark on an exciting and challenging journey of physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth that continues into high school. At Nashoba Brooks, learning in Grades 4 through 8 is an empowering enterprise with teachers who know and support their students’ growth.
Empowering Girls. Launching Leaders.
The Middle School years are a time of tremendous intellectual growth and cognitive development. As students mature, they learn to manage more abstract concepts and multiple perspectives. It’s a time of growth spurts, puberty, and confounding physical changes for students. And, it’s a time for developing self-esteem, examining self-identity, and navigating complex social dynamics. Nashoba Brooks Middle School supports and empowers students who identify as girls, helping them to navigate this unnerving process with confidence and poise.
At Nashoba Brooks, our students develop both the skills and the self-assurance to learn and lead in any environment. They bring with them boundless curiosity and unlimited potential, and they inspire each other to dig deeply into learning. Our students develop their own voice and perspective through multiple, integrated learning platforms—research and problem solving, coding and composition, music and drama. They learn to express their ideas with conviction and to consider multiple perspectives in honing their own.
Nashoba Brooks graduates claim and shape learning opportunities to complement their strengths, confront their areas for improvement, engage their peers, maximize their individual growth, and embark on new opportunities with confidence.
The Grade 4 Experience
Why are Girls Schools Relevant?
The Nashoba Brooks difference
When I entered high school I felt really prepared for the changes it brought. Nashoba kept us learning and engaged through the pandemic, but also taught us how to use all the resources we had available to us to be successful.
Our Grade 8 class joins thousands of students across the country who participate in C-SPAN's StudentCam documentary competition. Winning documentaries are required to thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints related to the chosen topic. In 8 years of participating in the program, Nashoba Brooks documentaries have won 7 prizes and received 13 honorable mentions.
Here I am, a girl in the 70s, and I’m thinking about being a surgeon or an astronaut. I didn’t really think there was any reason why I couldn’t. I think that must have been a reflection of being in an all-girls school.
Dr. Virgina Little '77 Chief of Thoracic Surgery Boston Medical Center
95% of our Grade 8 graduates get involved in activities during their first year of high school and many go on to lead those activities. In the 2020-21 school year, Nashoba Brooks graduates were elected class presidents at both Lawrence Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy.
Check out a few of the non-profit organizations founded by Nashoba Brooks graduates in the classes of ’13 and ’17, ’03, and ’95:
Situated on a beautiful 30-acre campus in historic Concord, Massachusetts, Nashoba Brooks School enrolls boys and girls in Preschool through Grade 3, and girls in Grades 4 through 8. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school designed to build community, character, and confidence in its students.