In honor of Black History Month this year, the School has provided some opportunities for students and adults to explore the history and experiences of African-Americans more deeply.
Members of the adult community are encouraged to take on the School’s Anti-racism Challenge. The Challenge, created by the School’s Inclusivity Leadership Team (ILT), includes a host of carefully curated print, audio, and video resources to help guide participants through four weekly themes including: Historical Foundations of Race, Racism and Systems of Oppression, Racial Identity and Whiteness, and Anti-racism and Action. The intention of the month long Challenge is to raise awareness of racial injustice, to encourage participants to reflect personally upon the material, and to promote actionable steps towards creating a more equitable and just society.
The materials provided on the Challenge website are intended for a more mature audience, so the ILT has also created a resource for family members of all ages to use as well this month. The Black History Month Calendar provides daily topics to learn more about impactful people, events, movements, etc. in African-American history. The Calendar Challenge provides opportunities for parents and children to inquire and reflect together on these important people and moments in the history of the United States. Families are encouraged to explore what they know, what they wonder about, and what they can do to make an impact in relation to each of the daily topics. The topics provided are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list, but rather a place to start. The ILT hopes that both challenges will inspire community members to continue to learn and explore.
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.”
Nashoba Brooks School’s social-emotional learning objectives are spread across disciplines and departments, and one of the most significant pieces for our middle school students is their health and wellness class. Guida Mattison, who has been helping young people navigate the world of personal development awareness since 2007, is continually modifying her curriculum while she learns alongside her students.
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.