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PK-12
Private
Omaha, NE
Students enrolled: 450
Before care: Yes
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400 N Happy Hollow Blvd
Omaha, NE 68132

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(402) 556-3772
(402) 553-2994
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May 19, 2014
This school used to be a great school, but in less than 2 years the new headmaster has destroyed the community and the integrity of the school with her unethical decisions and untruthful statements. There is no proper process for evaluation and at any time, for any reason (real or made up), faculty and staff members can have their contracts revoked. Since there is no union or advocate, faculty and staff members have no one to speak on their behalf. As one student recently said, "The teachers are why we come to this school." The community and sense of family and security has been destroyed. In less than 2 years, over 15 faculty and staff members have left or are leaving. Some have resigned because they can't work in the environment she has created, others did not receive a contract or had theirs revoked, and some were fired and escorted from campus immediately. Everyone else is living in fear and updating their resumes.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2014
Brownell Talbot it a great a successful school. All kids have a phase/attitude in their middle school years. In public and private schools, it's going to be hard to send your kid to the perfect school. Brownell Talbot has everything to offer and knows how to give a great education. Just like any other school, Brownell Talbot has some non mature kids in middle school, but they will mature as they get older. The teachers are great and try to help the students as much as possible. I am so happy to have my 2 sons here. They love it and always tell me stories from school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2013
We currently have our 7th grade child attending Brownell, and our son graduated from brownell in 2013. Brownell has been the best thing we have done for our kids education. Our son that is now in college has stated that he has felt well prepared for college and he credits his education at Brownell for that. To us Brownell feels more like a family than just a school and our kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
There is a terrible bullying problems to this school that is constantly overlooked, someone needs to address it. As soo a so it is addressed the school will be 5 stars for sure. The academics are very rigorous and challenging. Straight path to the ivy leagues but not without being bullied.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Great leadership, nice and profeesional teachers, smart and hard working students. small class size, over 80% studenst involved shcool actives. Highest acdamics standards Best shcool to send kids to the top colleges.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
This school is a small, but competitive school. They include many options for fine arts, AP classes, and extra curricular activity. We are a small school and it's easier for teachers to concentrate on every student. If you need help with a class, then they will help you out right away. They want you to succeed. We also have a college counselor who tries her best to get you into the best college possible senior year. You have classes starting in 8th grade called college counseling where you learn about colleges. You also know almost everyone in your school since we are so small. It's easy to make friends and you don't have to worry about being popular or not. There are no groups/cliques, everyone includes everyone. We also have a house system (similar to Harry Potter) which I really enjoy. Freshmen year you are put into a house. It really helps you get closer with upperclassmen. I'm also in volleyball and we only have 11 girls on our team. It's really nice and enjoyable because you don't feel excluded.

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2013
As parents we are the people who have the primary responsibility to guide each of the children under our care from conception to commencement. We are truly blessed and assured that having our son attends Brownell-Talbott is one of the best decisions that we have made. We have already seen positive results of that decision. First and foremost our son understands how fortunate he is to have a trusted, proven academic curriculum, qualified and caring faculty, available in each and every classroom through- out the campus. We are truly satisfied and most excited about the far reaching effect that will be a positive impact on anyone, anywhere that a capable, caring, educated student can have for a lifetime. We are unable to come up with a downside to sending our son to Brownell-Talbott. He is our son but we have no doubt that he will provide warmth and light to all who cross his path.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2013
We moved our two kids to Brownell-Talbot after becoming completely disillusioned and then finally disgusted with our highly rated public school system. We were stunned at how fast BT became a second home for our kids. They are both extremely challenged and highly engaged. They have developed study habits they never had before (and never really had to develop before), and they are outpacing their friends in the public school system. The focus on excellence permeates the school - being smart and doing well is the standard and the norm not the exception. The teachers are fantastic and our kid's new base of peers is just amazing. It's not cheap, but it's the best money we've ever spent and we'd move into a cardboard box if that's what it meant to keep our kids there.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
BT is a wonderful school. He is excited to get up and go to school! It is a quality education impacting all fascists of his life. The teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
I am both an alumnus of BT & a proud parent. The things I loved about it during my time there are still present for my children to enjoy. The student body is diverse both culturally and philosophically. They offer a quality faculty with a fantastic teacher:student ratio. In addition to the curriculum, there are many sports & extra-curricular activities and the smaller enrollment offers students the chance to try multiple endeavors instead of perhaps being forced to specialize. The school uniform is not overbearing and helps eliminate any social divisions by keeping expensive fashion statements out of the equation. In short, I enjoyed my experience there and am proud to have my children attending & see them doing the same.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
I chose Brownell Talbot because of it small size and individual attention to each student. They both receive an excellent education. We have been happy with the school. It isn't worth the extra expense and they do charge for everything thing! It is double to triple the amount of any other private school in the area and doesn't seem worth the added expense. Both children are happy and thriving so I am happy.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
Omaha does not have many quality schools to choose from so if parents can afford Brownell Talbot it is worth the investment.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
We are in our third year at Brownell-Talbot School, and we absolutely love the school. From an academic perspective it is beyond what any of the other schools in Omaha offer; and from a community perspective it truly is like having a second family. Because we believe so strongly in the school, we support the school in a vareity of ways, including financial, volunteering, donations, etc.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
Our daughter attends Jr Kindergarten at Brownell Talbot and it has been an amazing experience. The teachers are very supportive and understand her needs and thinking style. We know the parents and we were welcomed to the community right away. Our daughter is excited to go to school each day and we have seen her growth as she has begun to think critically through problems. We are very happy that we chose Bownell Talbot, we looked at public schools but it felt like a factory education. Our daughter is shy and it takes a bit for her warm up to others. I think that she would have been lost in a public school. The financial sacrifice has been worth it for our family.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
My daughter WANTED to go here so badly. She was bored in public schools with no hope of any offerings of advanced classes. They welcomed her at Brownell -Talbot, both staff and students. She has made wonderful friends in the 1 1/2 years she has been there (not an easy feat when you are in high school) and most importantly for her is that she is challenged on a daily basis academically. My only regret is not being able to send all my children there. If only all schools were this good at what they do, we as a nation would not be lagging behind but charging ahead of the world once again !!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
Brownell is a great place that allows students to grow and mature while remaining a part of one big family. I'll forever treasure my time at B-T. It's a nurturing and caring place that produces students of high-caliber, ready to make a difference in the world.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2013
I appreciate the small class size and the challenging curriculum. I have seen many students graduate from B-T and go on to great college careers. The comment I hear most often from past grads and their parents is that they were so well prepared for the challenges of college.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
PK, JK, K-12. Early childhood program starts for 3-year-olds (by July 31). The school has small class sizes elementary through high school. French and Spanish taught in elementary. Teachers are outstanding. Parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2013
We switched to Brownell after I felt like my son was neglected in the public school. We are very happy with our decision, and so is he. The school is a great mix of kids- white, black, asian, indian with different religious beliefs. The teachers have expectations and give them a reasonable amount of homework. I absolutely love the fact that in 5th grade they have a different teacher for each subject, and he has a well equipped classroom for those subjects. Learning a foreign language is mandatory. They have PE every day, and swimming once a week. Through Veracross I can follow his grades, assignments.... Investing in my sons future through Brownell was the best decision.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
I'm a sixth grader at this school and I think it is just amazing. I went to 2 schools in India, but they were so horrible compared to BT that we moved back. The school has a strong focus on academics while still being good at sports. It's not like the snotty private schools on TV shows. It's also using state of the art technology like giving students email accounts, Veracross, Worplay.com, and individual domains. I also love that most of our computers are macs, so we get experiance with both major OSs.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2012
It is a great school for education. It also has a very traditional feel to it. It is certainly among the top private schools in the region.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
We gave our local public schools a really fair chance to educate our children and prepare them for the future. The experience became increasingly disappointing. They are simply too overwhelmed to give the individual attention and guidance necessary to help children succeed. Brownell-Talbot School has been an outstanding experience for our children. They are learning AND they are excited about learning, doing well, competing academically, in speech, in sports. They are meeting children from various ethnicities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds. They are benefitting from the most enthusiastic teachers, dedicated staff, an active parent-teacher association. We're just sorry we took so long to enroll our children here!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
This school is shockingly bad! I discovered that more time was spent disciplining than educating the children. The education they did receive was substandard. I question why some of the teachers chose the teaching profession, they were so very inept. The attitude of the administration is appalling. Luckily, we have enough money that I can afford to pull my kids out mid-year. But I now realize that on the admission form the tuition refund insurance box to check is there for a reason.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2011
Excellent place for education, we are very happy with the academics and communication of the staff with parents

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
This is a college preparatory school that does MUCH more than preparing students to succeed in college. Brownell-Talbot teaches their students to succeed in LIFE.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
Our experience with BT has been very positive. Our kids are encouraged to try new things, and take on leadership opportunities. The small class size is the main reason we chose Brownell. We are just starting the college application process, and are receiving a great deal of guidance. If you apply yourself, and follow the schools advice, this school will get you where you want to be.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
This is a school where it is cool to be smart.. Students are constantly challenged to excel in academics as well as extra curricular activities. The faculty is dedicated to help and encourage students to succeed in anything they want to pursue. The students are very well prepared for college and to succeed in life. We definitely recommend this school for all grade levels.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
Our children have attended Brownell Talbot since pre-school and their experience has been very good. The small class sizes have allowed them to participate in multiple extra-cirricular activities and decide for themselves what activities they want to continue to pursue. Our kids are quite the opposite of one another yet Teachers' and Administrators' are able to motivate both of them in different ways to be no just good students but good people as well. The Brownell Talbot experience has prepared our childern for life after high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
We started at Brownell-Talbot when my son was in 3rd grade. To be honest, I had my reservations about putting my son in a private school but was very disappointed with the Mc-Education he was receiving in the Millard School District. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the diversity that Brownell-Talbot had to offer, I was very pleased with how the school offered various financial aid options. My son is about to enter the high school level at B-T and he has been involved in nearly every activity they have to offer. Because the school's primary focus is on college preparedness, he has already earned scholarship money for college from one of the various academic competitions he participated in. I am very grateful for the opportunities this school presents their students and for the well-rounded individuals that they help create. This is a GREAT school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
This school was a great disappointment. We bought the hype about the rigorous academics and then when we moved our child to Westside, we found out after 4 years at B-T in elementary school he was behind on both math and reading. There were a lot of social problems at the school including bullying. Several of the teachers in the elementary we just awful and bordering on incompetent. This is a country club for rich kids. Save your money and go to Westside or Millard.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
If you are financially well off and are looking for a school for your child to associate with other 'well to do' children, then B-T is the school for you. While it does provide rigorous academics, the economic disparity is quite evident throughout the school. Parental involvement in the school is high, especially by those who are 'financially secure'. I have taken my child out of this school and not only do I not regret it, I have found the public schools offer just as good an education where students do not develop an attitude of entitlement.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2009
Brownell-Talbot School is a magnificent institution with a great legacy and superb current offerings in academics, sports, arts, drama, speech, college placement and nearly everyhthing else. The faculty are - with few exceptions - exceedingly dedicated and interested in the total growth of their charges. The atmosphere is intimate in part due to the pretty campus and, especially, the small scale of the school. Brownell has a wonderful quality of genuine diversity that draws from its Episcopal heritage but now extends a warm to scores of religions and all races. The legacy is unique and impressive. Founded before Nebraska became a state it was ' ... to assure the daughters of the pioneers a standard of education as is available on the East Coast ...'. Indeed, if this school were located in an eastern city it would not only be nationally famous but wildly over-subscribed - not to mention far, far more!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 17, 2008
This school i have had troubles with, but the academics. The addmisstration can be disrespectful to children at this school. I have taken my child out of this school and do not regret it.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2008
I had a fantastic experience at BT. Whether it's sports, play productions, journalism, or art, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. The great thing about Brownell being so small is that students can be involved in anything they want. Nobody gets turned down for sports or activities, there is always space. The best part of going to BT was definitely that I felt completely prepared to apply for college. Starting College Counseling in eighth grade may seem excessive, but it definitely helps. By the time I started filling out college applications the summer before my senior year, I already had a fantastic college essay written that had been proofed by two different teachers. College Counseling allowed me to keep (most of) my sanity during a very hectic senior year. Making the switch to BT was the greatest decision of my life.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2008
Fantastic school in all respects. We have had children attending for the last 14 years. Students leave with a great foundation, all attend college, all receive scholarships, and many are accepted into Ivy League and very competitive colleges. All students have the opportunity to participate in sports , music, and academic extra-curricular activities. School has won state championships in Speech and Academic Decathlon.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
This school is very good in the academics. Unfortunately some of their administration lacks the professionalism in social skills.

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June 14, 2007
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February 06, 2006
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January 25, 2006
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Brownell-Talbot School is Nebraska's only private, independent, coeducational school serving grades preschool through 12. Our student body comprises all major world religions and 32 percent diversity. Brownell-Talbot School is a safe, caring community dedicated to academic excellence and to preparing students for success in college and in life. Through experiences in academics, activities, and the arts, students learn passionately, think critically, act responsibly, and lead with integrity.

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Brownell-Talbot Schools
400 N Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha, NE  68132
(402) 556-3772
Last modified Brownell-Talbot Schools is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Brownell-Talbot Schools Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top