Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Brookfield School

Private | PK-8 | 250 students

We provide strong traditional academic instruction, including early childhood.
 
 

 
 

Living in Reno

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 10 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 20 ratings
2011:
Based on 10 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

53 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 8, 2014

Reading the negative comment made about Brookfield School, I find myself shocked. My granddaughter attended pre-K at the little campus last year and absolutely cannot wait to be at the main campus this fall. She had a wonderful, positive experience for her introduction to education at TLC, not to mention a teacher who can only be described as the perfect first educator in a child's life. My girl came home daily excited to share what she was learning - things that included learning how to tell time and the meaning of many of our holidays, such as Presidents' Day and Martin Luther King Day; these and many more lessons are not presented in public schools until maybe second grade, if ever. My family and I plan to keep my granddaughter in Brookfield for the long run - she is getting a superior education in a safe, caring environment. Brookfield School, their staff and administrators are the best Reno has to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2014

I have read the recent negative reviews of Brookfield School in absolute disbelief and I feel compelled to set the record straight. The Directors are not only outstanding educators, they are fair-minded individuals with the utmost integrity. Not only is the Administration not bullies; they have no tolerance for bullying in their school. Next fall will be our 5th year at this school and my experience has been nothing but positive. The Administrator and Educator s concern for my children s education is evidenced in how well they know and understand my sons. I can wholeheartedly recommend Brookfield to any parent who puts a high priority on the quality of their child s education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

If you are considering sending your child to this school, take into consideration the negative reviews- they are TRUE. I read them but thought I'd give them the benefit of a doubt. Here we are at the end of the school year I've found the Administration to have extremely poor skills with the children & their staff. They are(uneducated in this field) unprofessional Adult Bullies. The school charges well over $980.00 a month per child. I would hope to see some qualified teachers that know how to make learning fun. Not our experience. They are extremely strict. One teacher went as far to tell a student that they don't know how to add. I've seen the confidence level in my child lower and other children who go their as well. They are not teaching confidence, independence and free thinking. They are creating followers at this school and not leaders. In this school year I've seen 4 children leave the school mid year and 4 teachers as well. Their Academics are high they are teaching a year ahead in each class-so if you are in 1st grade they are teaching 2nd grade curriculum. This is why you see test scores higher than other schools. We'll I gave it a good try. Live & learn :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

Our son attended Brookfield School for 2 years and loved it. We were very impressed with the teachers and staff and the loving family environment they helped produce. We love the high academic standards they have beginning even in preschool. We have since moved out of state and our son loves his new school, but he often speaks fondly of Brookfield and still names his Pre K teacher as his "favorite teacher ever."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

We love Brookfield School. Our daughter loves violin and we are looking forward to our violin recital this week. Our daughter is excelling is all her subjects. We know we are providing her the best education in the area. We are so impressed by all the teachers at this school. Thank you for providing her a cheer team too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

Poor facilities, money hungry and mean administration. They make kids scared instead of being nice to the kids. Zero confidence in most kids who go there. They brag about reading, who cares? everyone eventually ends up reading at the same level. Stay away from this trailer (literally) park school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

My children had a full education with caring teachers. I appreciate all the enrichment classes and events the children did. If you are wanting a best kept secret I recommend coming and visiting Brookfield school. I do believe they are full in most grades. The classrooms have a small student to teacher ratios. My children have both graduated with the invitations to take AP and honors classes in high school. They both became great public speakers. Goodby Brookfield and thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

Brookfield School has provided my kindergartner with a great educational foundation in reading, math, writing & so much more. Having the opportunity to read beyond her grade level has opened up her curiosity in all subjects and enhanced her enthusiasm for learning. She really enjoys having Violin, Dance & Art as part of her daily curriculum. I appreciate the diverse class offerings that provide my student with a busy, stimulating day of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

Extremely disappointing overall. From facilities, to teachers, to other parents, to buildings and grounds, and to directors. This for profit school is money hungry and that is evident in every aspect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

This school is a dump! I am still wondering where all my hard earned money goes? Obviously not to maintaining a safe and happy environment for the students. I don't know how real these past 5 star reviews are considering they all are left in and around the same date of each other. Seems as if they are flooding this website with doctored positive reviews after each negative one which is ruining the integrity of the entire process. I have learned this past year as a parent that all this school cares about is the mighty dollar and they don't have your child's best interest at heart. Can't wait to get my son out. They brag about having white boards and computers that I haven't seen since I was a kid. Maybe they will end up upgrading to Commodore soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

About 90% of students in my year got they they grades 1 lower than expected. Some of them got them 2 grades lower than expected.


Posted January 31, 2013

We love this school and send both of our children there, one at the TLC preschool campus and one at the main campus. The teachers are wonderful, and teach each child at their own level, while pushing them gently towards further academic success. There are too many clubs to mention, and I can't imagine sending our kids anywhere else. My older child says he likes it better than our zoned school because his classmates are nicer. Even though the buildings are smaller he does not seem to mind one bit. The teacher to student ratio is around 1:15, and that we just absolutely love. Academically, it is rigorous, but we feel it will prepare our children well for the future. The administration always addresses any concerns, and communicates frequently with the parents. And the PTA rocks, too! Thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

My daughter attends Brookfield and has excelled. The program is designed to achieve academic success and experience activities like foreign languages, computers, library, PE, art, and much more. This school is great for parents looking for small class size and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

I have five children and have seen and experienced many preschools prior to moving to Reno two years ago. I am so glad we chose Brookfield for our then 4 year old. Having investigated many options, Brookfield was the obvious choice because not only did it have a truly well designed academic curriculum, the faculty and the staff (Mrs.B at TLC- amazing) create a warm and nurturing environment which is wonderfully supportive of the child and the parents! In our second year here, our junior kindergardener continues to grow in a community that takes pride in not only developing her academic talents but creating a lifelong love affair with school and learning. Our PTA is active and engaged with administration in a positive partnership. Our after school and extracurricular programs are the best I have ever seen. My child will be moving to the main campus in the fall as there is no other Kindergarden that we would consider based on our experience thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2012

This is our first year at Brookfield School & we have one child at TLC and the other at main campus. So far, school has exceeded our expectations and any issues we've had have been immediately addressed, to our satisfaction. We have re-enrolled for next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

Ok, I'll put it this way. Our child who you would definitely characterize as shy thrives at Brookfield. Why? Because the environment the staff from the directors and teachers, supporting staff to PTA produce brings out the best and most in the children. We feel very comfortable and confident that with Brookfield, we are laying the foundation for our child's successful development into secondary and post secondary schooling. We see it in our child, we see it in all the other children attending Brookfield and from what I see and hear, it is expressed by my fellow parents as well. Very simply, Brookfield produces an overachieving happy product. I don't know how it gets better than that:) "To infinity ... and beyond!"...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

As a parent heavily involved in Brookfield school activities and volunteering since 2007, I can infer who the authors are of the recent negative reviews. My favorite is the parent who posted a horrible review basically claiming she hasn't seen her money's worth AFTER FIVE DAYS OF SCHOOL. These parents would not dedicate their time, money, and energy to this school if it weren't the best educational choice possible. Yes, it is not a New York City style private school, and honestly, I would not be here if it were. You send your kids to Brookfield for the academics and family feel of the school. You send your kids here because you can trust the teachers, staff, and administration because they live for these children. You send your kids here because they develop a love of reading and math and science. You send your kids here so they can have music, PE, art, foreign languages, and computers when their public school friends are seeing these programs cut. You send your kids to Brookfield because they won t get lost in a sea of hundreds of students. Come and visit the school if you have any doubts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

This is my first year teaching at Brookfield... I have never worked for a school that is so dedicated to the children. I love how our staff works together as a team to make sure our students achieve such a high level of academics. I am proud to say I am a teacher at Brookfield and I am blessed to be able to teach for such a great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2012

We have been attending Brookfield for 5 years now. Every year I am amazed at how much my children are learning. We love how the teachers are so compassionate and eager to help their students. Because of the small class sizes there is more attention spent with each individual child and because of this we are seeing our children learning one to two years ahead. I would recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

My experience at Brookfield school has been amazing! It 's been a pleasure to be part of the teaching staff. It's exciting to see how much TLC has grown and how excited the students are when they walk through our doors. Children love to have fun, feel safe and be happy. I feel Brookfield and the administrators are committed to making every family feel special. It's a honor to be part of this wonderful team of teachers, administrators and staff. Thank you to our dedicated PTA who have taken the time to improve our schools. We appreciate you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Murray
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NIPSA
Fax number
  • (775) 825-3463

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Physical Education Daily
  • Skiing
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Physical Education Daily
  • Skiing
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
Apply now
 

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop Manogue High School
Wooster Pre IB High School
Local Zoned High School
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6800 S McCarran Blvd
Reno, NV 89509
Website: Click here
Phone: (775) 825-0257

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT