About

Mission & History

Nashoba Brooks School educates children for a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world. The School nurtures students’ growth and character, while fostering the development of each child’s personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Nashoba Brooks School provides students with a firm foundation of academic skills, scholarship, moral values, and attitudes toward learning essential to healthy intellectual and personal growth. This has been true since our founding and, as such, our philosophy follows a belief in excellence, valuing the maturation of character and self as highly as the maturation of mind.

A Brief History of Our School

Nashoba Brooks School proudly celebrates the unique character of its community and its history. The School’s distinctive structure — a co-ed Preschool through Grade 3 and an all-girls Grades 4 through 8 — has its roots in the founding, and eventual joining, of two distinct schools.
 
In 1928, distinguished educator Gladys Brooks founded The Brooks School of Concord as part of her ongoing commitment to early childhood education. Thirty years later in 1958, Nashoba Country Day School was established when Concord Academy, then an all-girls school, discontinued its middle school program. The Brooks School of Concord and Nashoba Country Day continued to grow until 1980 when the schools merged to form Nashoba Brooks School of Concord at its current location on Strawberry Hill Road. The merger allowed for expanded facilities, invigorated community, and establishment of a rich, sequential curriculum that built and deepened across grade levels.
 
Nashoba Brooks School has continued to honor the founding vision of Gladys Brooks and has grown and flourished over time, increasing the students served from 50 to nearly 300 and expanding its physical facilities and programming with the goal of creating an immersive, inclusive, and inspiring educational haven. The School has undertaken four significant builds in the past 20 years; the most recent in 2012 brought increases to classroom sizes and the installation of campus-wide mobile wireless technology. In 2015, we inaugurated a new School entrance and admission office suite.
 
Today, Nashoba Brooks stands firmly as one school, a steadfast community united behind its mission to model and cultivate integrity, empathy, resilience, and personal excellence in each unique child.  

To Sustain The Mission We:

  • Engage faculty who are committed to a student-centered program.
  • Implement a developmental approach in the Lower School that allows boys and girls to learn according to their varying levels of readiness.
  • Foster leadership potential and encourage risk-taking in young women in the Middle School.
  • Value excellence and act as models for its importance – not only in the classroom, but also through continuous professional development.
  • Teach the love of learning by setting an enthusiastic example.
  • Integrate subjects along common themes as often as possible, offering many opportunities for multicultural learning experiences.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for other times and other cultures, expanding awareness of the wider world.
  • Instill the importance of moral values, recognizing and prizing the ability to be a good citizen and friend as well as a productive and positive group member.
  • Encourage student participation in discussion groups, gatherings, community service projects, and (in the Middle School) student government.
  • Hold students accountable for their behavior and actions, but always within an environment of caring and support.
  • Inspire self-confidence, encourage self-advocacy, and accent individual strengths.
  • Emphasize the arts and physical education, allowing a wider stage for students to express particular abilities and talents.
  • Advocate for students to learn and grow within the school’s equal balance philosophy: to be participants and leaders, mathematicians and authors, scientists and artists, athletes and community service volunteers.
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.