Brookfield school has enjoyed a long standing reputation as the finest academic program in the region. It is a rigorous, accelerated program, that is not suitable for all students and all learning styles. However, we have a clear mission, that is to serve a population of students who are sadly underserved by a educational culture of low expectations. Brookfield School provides a culture where it is "cool to be smart," and students are encouraged to excell and take on leadership roles. They are expected to treat each other and the adults around them with respect and kindness. Parents are expected to monitor homework and study, and to support their child's teachers. This partnership results in happy, high acheiving kids who love school, and love to learn. That's why Brookfield graduates are highly sought after by the most prestigious and selective high schools. Check our website: www.brookfieldschool.org to view our students' outstanding annual SAT 10 scores and to learn more about our school's academic program, admissions process, and school culture.
November 20, 2012
This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
In first grade, now, my daughter does her homework in the car on the way home 20 minutes. You get a book report a month - but that is great, it really gets you and your child talking about the book that they and you read - it helps them retain, and understand what they are reading.
Brookfield encourages our children to do their best, and they aspire to be great, it is the perfect environment for learning and achieving and they have the backing by the teachers to support the kids to get there.
Our family and daughter are so very happy with Brookfield. You will not find better Teachers. They are experienced, happy, love teaching, well rounded and so GREAT at teaching the children - the kids LOVE their Teachers. I pinch myself very day for being so lucky that our daughter has such a great teacher and her past teacher was just as great. This school has the best class size,small, so the teachers get to teach and be personable with each child, so that they can learn, understand and feel accomplished. This school offers much more than academics - yes, the academics are challenging, but isn't that what we are asking for from out public schools? Our daughter gets music, she get French and performs in musicals, christmas events, celebrations etc. It is not just academics everyday. They offer activities before and after school - as an example Ballroom Dance, Swimming, Basket Ball etc. If you want an athlete you will enroll your child in a Athletic Program, but if you want a well rounded education, and prepared child you should look at and enroll in Brookfield.
I would also like to mention that I can't say enough about the families that all support the school - they are amazing, kind, educated, friendly, and support the school and the events. Brookfield has a great PTA.
I don't believe you can find a better place than this.
"Too much" might be too strong. It is difficult to tell as my daughter is still becoming more efficient with homework tasks and time management.
Better this year than last and last year the school reassessed the homework load and made adjustments which I felt was impressive.
Starting my daughter with a Montessori school so as to begin schooling early with that method of teaching was a good decision. Then to a local public school where it took only 9 days to realize that that was no place for learning so then homeschooling. There, the amount accomplished in much less time was near to remarkable. Then to a charter school whose best attribute was a good business plan but where my daughter was bored for being unchallenged and so was effectively learning how to fly under the radar of a teacher's attention. Then, now, Brookfield.
Brookfield has been a good decision for and by our daughter. And "by our daughter" is the big part of why I like it. Now, my daughter is enjoying the company of like-minded students all of whom are liking the idea of being and becoming smart. And the diversity only enriches the whole experience, dollars, colors and cultures.
Brookfield is an impressive school and I would argue that this is because Brookfield struggles well to live up to its philosophy/mission statement. Most school statements, I have found, come from the business side of things and so arise out of the need for public relations rather than from any declaration of guiding principles. Minimal-to-no correlation between the talk and the walk. As a result, such mission statements have no real eye on any educational prize. Not so Brookfield's. Brookfield's philosophy statement rings true.
Add to that their history of success...
Amidst the myriad of choices for educating children, finding the one that struggles well to remain true to a greater ideal, and remains agile in the day-to-day changes and challenges, that school should be on the short list. It's just a rare thing to find.
I submit that anyone who's able to consider, and be considered by, Brookfield should.
Plus, its fun to happen upon Brookfield alum and see where they are now...