Start of Year Trips: Exploring Place Beyond Our Space
The unique history and surrounding natural environment allows students at Nashoba Brooks School to expand their learning into the local community and beyond.
During the start of the School year, students engaged in a number of exciting field trips, giving them experiential learning opportunities to stretch their thinking in ways both broad and deep. Here are some places our students ventured thus far...
Grade 8 students headed to Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine, this August with backpacks over their shoulders and sleeping bags tucked under their arms to make the great outdoors their home for four days. This Nashoba Brooks School partnership has been in place for the past 40 years, fostering team building, bonding, and leadership.
In mid-September, Grade 7 students ventured into Boston for a Boston Scavenger Hunt, where they navigated their way from Alewife to Copley Square and Harvard Square using the T. It was a beautiful day discovering the sites and history of Boston and Cambridge, including the Boston Women’s Memorial and Harvard Yard and allowed our Grade 7 students to get a feel for life off-campus and a taste of independence.
Grade 2 students visited Joppa Flats, the bird banding station on Plum Island, for their first field trip of the year. Students observed the habitat of birds, learned about their migration cycle, and even learned how to band birds—all of which integrates with students' study of birds in science.
Our Kindergarteners brought pails and shovels to Wingaersheek Beach. This field trip engaged our young explorers with their surroundings, from the moment they set foot on the beach, digging, collecting, investigating, and even climbing. In addition to fun, this experience sets the stage for the study of science they will embark on in later years.
Field trips like these bring the classroom outdoors for both Lower and Middle School students—opening students to new possibilities, ideas, perspectives and expanding Nashoba Brooks School partnerships beyond our campus.
On August 27, 2020, as we got ready to open our doors to the new school year and the challenges of a hybrid learning model, bestselling author and expert on leadership development Rachel Simmons helped our parents to be thoughtful about supporting our students’ return to the classroom.
Had you asked Kaitlyn Giles McHugh as a Grade 5 student at Nashoba Brooks School what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have given three distinct answers—an architect, a lawyer, or a marine biologist.
We are pleased to announce that Grade 8 students Meredith Kenney, Tessa Renyi and Addison Boger came in third place for the CSPAN competition for their winning submission on climate change: Climate Change: What Will Our Future Be?
Grade 8 students presented a summary of their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) experience, sharing their newly acquired knowledge of the meaning and impact of philanthropy with parents, employees, and special guests from the Foundation for MetroWest, which sponsors the YIP program.
Alumna Elisabeth Reidy Denison ‘04 has immense gratitude for having the freedom during her formative years at Nashoba Brooks School to “write more or less what I wanted.” That rare and special time created the seedbed for her remarkable and prolific writing career.
Nashoba Brooks School hosted Dr. Stuart Ablon and Ben Stich from Think:Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), for a professional development session with employees followed by an evening presentation for parents and the broader community.
Nashoba Brooks School officially unveiled the new Shilling STEAM Lab, an innovation hub “where learning comes together” to advance the School’s ongoing commitment to the strategic directions of innovation, inclusivity, and impact.