My child went to Brooks Hill from K-5. My student had 4 good teachers and 2 incompetent teachers(just putting in time to collect pensions). Overall, the school dumb down the high achievers to teach their curriculum to the average/worst students. If given a choice, and it's hard to go private as the property taxes here are absurdly oppressive, I'd move to another school district.
My daughter is completing first grade at Brooks Hill, and the one word I would use to describe the atmosphere and environment there is 'joyful.' Her teachers so far have been caring and dedicated and have done so much to make school a happy, nurturing, and fun place to learn. It is truly a child-entered school and my daughter's individual needs have consistently been met. The administrative and support staff are exeptional as well. My daughter is excited every day in anticipation of what the school day will bring, and she comes home excited to fill me in on her day. Great job!
Brookshill has been a great school for my children. The teachers really enjoy teaching and there is alot of parent involvement. The prinicipals are very visible and willing to make changes when needed.
Brooks Hill School provides students and parents a 'close knit community'. With an average of four or five classrooms per grade, both the kids and parents get to know one another on a more personal level than they might if involved with a larger school. Parent involvement is encouraged and the teachers work very well with parents. I believe that the kids benefit greatly from high level parent participation. My children have developed great friendships as a result of the many wonderful benefits that this 'close knit community' provides. When our kids have had difficulties, the responsiveness and corrective actions by both teachers and administrators have been exceptional. They care and it shows!