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Nashoba Brooks goes beyond just teaching the fundamentals for each grade level—the school raises leaders who have compassion for others. We all realize that there is much more to education than simply learning to read and write. Nashoba Brooks teaches the “life skills” better than any program I have seen.

Nashoba Brooks Parent

Nashoba Brooks is an independent private day school in Concord, Massachusetts, serving boys and girls in Preschool through Grade 3 and girls in Grades 4-8.
 
Founded: 1980, see our Mission & History to learn more about us.

We are accredited by the
 Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE). Affiliations include membership in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), AISNE, and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Click here to view Nashoba Brooks School Bullying Prevention and Intervention policy.
 

At A Glance

List of 8 items.

  • Community

    Enrollment: approximately 300 students
     
    Student:Teacher Ratio: 6:1

    Geographic Area Served: 35 towns

    Diversity: 23% students of color
     
    Faculty:  51 full-time and part-time teachers, approximately 70% of whom have at least one advanced degree.
  • Academics

    Our curriculum is integrated across subject areas, creating a powerful, immersive learning experience for our students. Small class sizes allow teachers to provide the nurturing and guidance necessary for all students. Students aren’t expected to fit into a mold, but rather are given support and guidance to create their own paths toward success. They are offered access to a vibrant world of music, drama, visual arts, technology, athletics, and science with full support to try new and exciting things. Our students are not only prepared for their next schools, but also for their lives in a diverse and changing world. They become leaders in the Nashoba Brooks community and in their schools and lives beyond our campus.

    Service Learning: Embedded in the curriculum at every level, students are actively engaged in making connections to the community. Students work with local organizations such as Gaining Ground, which grows organic vegetables and fruit and donates all of the crop to area food pantries, meal programs, and shelters, and Heading Home, which moves families from shelters into their first apartments. 

    Technology: Technology in its many forms is meaningfully integrated into all that we do. Students have a wealth of technological resources to enhance learning including eight laptop carts, three iPad carts, and smart boards in every homeroom. This opportunity comes hand in hand with responsibility; our strong focus on digital citizenship teaches students how to safely conduct themselves online. 

    World Languages: Students in Preschool through Grade 8 study Spanish; beginning in Grade 7, students study both Spanish and Latin.
  • Athletics

    Nashoba Brooks students at all grade levels participate in a variety of physical education instruction.

    Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 participate in physical education classes three times per week.
     
    Students in Grades 4 and 5 have the opportunity to participate in developmental intramural sports programs on Tuesday afternoons. These include field hockey in the fall, basketball in the winter, and softball and lacrosse in the spring. This program helps students practice the skills and tactics needed to participate in the interscholastic sports available to students in Grades 6 through 8. 
     
    Grades 6 through 8 have the opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Each season, the School fields at least one team in each sport. Approximately 90% of students in these grades participate in interscholastic sports. We offer cross-country, field hockey, and soccer in the fall; basketball and squash in the winter; and lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track & field in the spring.
  • School Hours

    Preschool
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:25 a.m. to noon
     
    Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 3
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:25 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    Tuesday: 8:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
     
    Grades 4 to 8
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:25 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
    Tuesday: 8:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Before and After School Programs

    Early Birds: Students may arrive at Nashoba Brooks as early as 7:30 a.m. each day. The time between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. is known as Early Birds. Students are supervised in both the Wallace Dining Commons and Moriarty Gymnasium. This coverage is free of charge. Please note that no students should arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. Students are able to enter their homerooms at 8:15 a.m.
     
    Extended Day: Students in Preschool to Grade 3 may remain at the end of their school day until 5:45 p.m. as part of our Extended Day program. 
     
    Supervised Study: Supervised Study is available to students in Grades 4 to 8 each day from the end of their last school commitment until 5:45 p.m. Held in the Denault Library, students have the opportunity to work on their homework under the supervision of our faculty. 

    Click here for more information about Before and After School activities and fees.
  • Governance

    A 24-member Board of Trustees governs the School. The Board is made up of current and former Nashoba Brooks parents, alumni, and outside educators. The group currently includes two Trustees Emeritus.
  • Our Campus

    In addition to our indoor facilities, learning spaces at Nashoba Brooks extend across our 30-acre campus. Our campus includes three athletic fields, tennis courts, ponds, nature trails, an outdoor garden and classroom, and two playground structures geared toward different developmental groups. The School was recently renovated to include expanded classroom spaces and athletic fields, the addition of flexible learning centers for innovative education, and enhanced wireless and network development to support meaningful use of mobile technology in all grade levels. Flexible learning space was also added in our library to support the development of essential transliteracy skills.
  • Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance: Nashoba Brooks School actively seeks to build and maintain an inclusive community where diversity in all its forms is supported; and we encourage families with financial need to apply for financial assistance. In 2017-2018, the school budgeted approximately 16.5% of annual tuition revenue for financial assistance, which amounted to approximately $1.48 million. Awards range from 4% to 99% of tuition and mandatory fees. Approximately 24% of the student body currently receives financial assistance. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Maggie Barbuto at 978-369-4591 x123, or email at mbarbuto@nashobabrooks.org.

    You can learn more about our policies and procedures by visiting the Financial Assistance page on our website.
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.