Nashoba Brooks School welcomed families, friends, employees, and alumni for Winter Weekend 2020, a three-day lineup of activities to celebrate winter and our incredible community.
The weekend kicked-off with an ‘80s Dance Party on Friday night. Participants enjoyed a pizza dinner and had the chance to show off their best retro fashion and dance moves while the DJ played a line up of favorites from the‘80s.
During Saturday’s Smores & More event, the hot chocolate bar, complete with homemade marshmallows and whipped cream, created by chef Sean-Michael Tantinarawat, and the S’mores station were a big hit! In addition to these delectable treats, families participated in several activities including coding, winter art, drama, storytime by the fireplace, and the ever-popular photo booth.
Middle School student leaders provided service learning opportunities and encouraged families to donate gently used board games, books, and Nashoba Brooks logowear to help support two separate drives, including SOS Children’s Village, an organization working to prevent childhood abandonment, build resilient families, and empower vulnerable youth through education initiatives.
The event ended with a performance by Nashoba Notes, led by Middle School music teacher Christel Michaud with Dina DeMayo accompanying on piano.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year, when students, families, and friends join us to celebrate community and the joy of learning,” said Head of School Danielle Heard. “It has become a wonderful tradition for our School, spreading warmth and positive energy during the cold winter months.”
The weekend ended on Sunday with an ice skating party at Middlesex School’s rink where current Nashoba Brooks School families and alumni relaxed and skated the afternoon away.
Nashoba Brooks School thanks everyone who came out to make Winter Weekend 2020 our most fun one yet!
This week, Nashoba Brooks announced its “reVision Tuition Plan” to reduce tuition and provide parents with three years of visibility into annual tuition costs. The School’s plan will cut tuition by an average of 15% over the next three years, reducing costs for families by an average of 5% each year from current rates.
Building on the School's history of inspired education and innovation, we are excited to expand our offerings through this pilot program and a chance to reach new students beyond our School community. Whether you are looking to enrich your child’s learning with an engaging workshop or get some extra help with schoolwork, you will meet knowledgeable instructors who bring creativity, experience, and a warm, inclusive approach. Check out our various sessions, and meet our talented team of online instructors!
On October 28, Head of School Danielle Heard, Assistant Head of Lower School Tim Croft, School Counselor Liz Joyce, and Middle School Science Teacher Susan Lewis, presented at the National Coalition for Girls Schools’ Educating Girls Symposium on “Building Inclusive Anti-racist School Communities.”
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Tuesdays at Nashoba Brooks are half days for students, but for teachers, the afternoons are filled with professional development opportunities and much needed planning meetings. Now more than ever, with so much packed into a day, teachers are valuing a time to forget about sanitizing for a moment and enrich their love of the craft.
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.
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 employees and parents gathered at Concord Academy’s Performing Arts Center yesterday for a powerful and timely presentation focused on understanding and managing anxiety by author Lynn Lyons, LICSW: Beyond Calming Down: Shifting the Anxiety Paradigm from Avoidance to Action.
Situated on a beautiful 30-acre campus in historic Concord, Massachusetts, Nashoba Brooks School serves 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.