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Brookview School

Private | PK-6 | 130 students

We are best known for international population.

 
 

Living in Benton Harbor

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $79,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $605.

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Posted April 18, 2013

Best academic experience for kids in Southwest Michigan by far. The teachers are amazing, loving, and nurturing. I am not a Montessori supporter per se but my child has had such a lasting, superior experience through this school and I am grateful for it.
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Posted February 13, 2012

When we first moved into the area we were just looking for daycare for our 2 year old daughter. After looking at several other facilities, we toured Brookview and knew immediately that this is where we wanted our daughter to go. She is now almost 6 and is doing great a Brookview, we can't imagine her any place else. The Montessori method is so completely different from how we were educated growing up, but the more you see it and understand it, you realize this is how all children should be taught. We feel extremely fortunate to have Brookview in this area and are so glad we took the time to check them out, it was one of the best things we could have done for our daughter.
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Posted October 3, 2009

I love Brookview School because they allow my children to be individuals, they and they guide them to be their very best! I also love their emphases on the arts, Spanish, diversity and the environment.
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Posted September 30, 2008

An amazing school in so many ways! Our family has been a part of Brookview for almost 10 years and we look forward to another 10- our youngest is 3 and our oldest is 13. My children coudn't be happier. The parents are involved, the staff and faculty are dedicated and the facility improves year by year. Living in a state where 'teaching to the test' is the norm it's exiting to have children in an environment where they are taught to reason, develop ideas and exrpress themselves creatively. Asking my 3, 9, and 13 year olds what they learned/did at school today turns into conversations about string theory, African geography and music! Bookview provides both a caring nurturing environment as well as an academically stimulating one. We're proud to be a Brookview family.
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Posted April 5, 2006

I am very well pleased with the overall program. Spanish emersion is great! Music is great! Curriculum is outstanding! Staff and parent volunteers are magnificient! Wonderful atmosphere for learning. Brookview feels like home!
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Posted September 4, 2003

We are very pleased with the personalized education that our daughter is receiving.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 69%
Hispanic 17% 6%
Multiracial 5% 2%
African-American 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Berrien County Earth Flag Award (2012)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sue Dunbar
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Unaffiliated - Secular
Associations
  • AMS
Fax number
  • (269) 925-3525

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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  • Brookview School and the Montessori method emphasize independent learning and exploration. With multi-age classrooms, older children gain leadership skills as they guide younger students through works that they have mastered. Younger students learn in turn from older students perfecting their social interaction skills and questioning logic. Self-direction and time management are important components of the Montessori philosophy. After receiving presentations from the teacher, children are responsible for planning and prioritizing their follow-up work. All students share in the responsiblity of caring for their classroom and school environment which fosters self-confidence and accountability.
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Joseph Public High School
Lakeshore Public High School
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501 Zollar Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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Phone: (269) 925-3544

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