Eaglebrook School


271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7 - Deerfield, MA 01342 USA (413) 774-7411 http://www.eaglebrook.org
Boarding School | Junior Boarding School | Small Boarding School

Eaglebrook's athletic facilities include a ski area, hockey rink, and pool.

History

Founded in 1922, Eaglebrook is a school for boys in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. In a warm, caring, structured atmosphere boys learn more than they ever thought possible, discover inner resources, develop self-confidence, and have fun along the way. Eaglebrook welcomes boys of any race, color, nation, or creed, and all share the same privileges and duties.

Eaglebrook’s role is to help each boy come into full and confident possession of his innate talents, to improve the skills needed for the challenges of secondary school, and to establish values that will allow him to be a person who respects individual differences and acts with thoughtfulness and humanity.

At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. Teachers make learning an adventure and watch over each boy’s personal growth. They set the academic tone, coach the teams, serve as dormitory parents, and are available for a boy when he needs a friend. They endeavor to motivate boys to reach beyond the easily attained and help them realize that mistakes can lead to progress.

Overview

Region
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Junior Boarding School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 6-9
Boarding Grades 6-9
Grade Divisions
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Boys
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 800
Head of School Andrew C. Chase '73
Endowment $60 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.eaglebrook.org
Director of Admission TJ Low
Admission Application Apply to Eaglebrook School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $50 domestic, $100 international
Application Deadline(s) Rolling admissions
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded Yes
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 26%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (WISC)
Day Student Tuition $33,100.00
Boarding Student Tuition $51,700.00
International Student Tuition $51,700.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 250
Boys 250
Girls 0
% Boys/Girls N/A
Boarding Students 200
Day Students 50
International
Canada
China
Dominican Republic
France
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Russia
Rwanda
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
Ukraine
Venezuela
United States
Alabama
Alaska
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 26%
% of International Students 29%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 52.1
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 33%
Student/Faculty ratio 1:5
Average Class Size 10
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Broadcasting
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming
Creative Writing
Drama
Earth Science
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Ethics
European History
Evolution
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Grammar
Health
History
Human Development
Humanities
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Science
Sculpture
Social Studies
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
Typing
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing

College Placement Office

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
skiing (downhill)
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
water polo
wrestling
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Art Club
Chorus
Community Service Program
Dorm Proctors
Food Council
Literary Magazine
Newspaper
Orchestra
School Band
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

Students: Eaglebrook is a school for boys in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades with an enrollment of approximately 200 boarders and 55 day students. In a warm, caring, and structured atmosphere, students learn more than they ever thought possible, discover inner resources, develop self-confidence, and have fun with their friends. Eaglebrook welcomes boys of any race, nation, or creed, and all share the same privileges and duties.

Teachers: The teachers at Eaglebrook watch over each boy’s personal growth and set the academic tone of the school, coach the teams, serve as dormitory parents, and are available for students when they need a mentor or a friend. Their job is to motivate students to reach beyond the easily attained and help them realize that mistakes can lead to progress.

Dormitories: Five dormitory houses are homes for the boys, faculty and faculty families. Boys learn effective study habits because they do their homework in their rooms with faculty supervision. The family spirit that exists in the dorms between faculty and students is strength of the school and shapes life at Eaglebrook.

Advisers: Each boy has a faculty adviser who takes a personal interest in his classes, sports, friends, and activities. The adviser is friend and mentor and supervises academics, gives advice, answers questions, discusses problems, and keeps in touch with parents and teachers. Academics: Eaglebrook has a core curriculum of English, math, science, history, and languages. Because students learn in different ways, vary in their innate abilities, and come from a variety of educational backgrounds, teachers organize classes to meet the needs of each boy and give extra help outside of class.

The Out-of-Doors: When Howard Gibbs founded Eaglebrook in 1922; he wanted a school that combined a healthy outdoor life with education. Eaglebrook has remained true to his vision. Today the school’s 800 acres provide fields, woods, and trails for mountain biking, hiking, overnight camping, or a climb to the Rock.

Meals: Sit-down meals with faculty heading the tables are a tradition at Eaglebrook. They provide students with a relaxed time to be with other students, make friends, and develop healthy eating habits. A large kitchen staff prepares meals that include lean meats, seafood, whole grains, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, organic and local when available.

Sports: Boys need and enjoy daily vigorous activity. The athletic program provides opportunities for each boy to receive training in seasonal sports, both team and individual, at an appropriate level. All students build skills and stamina, improve their coordination, and develop a sense of good sportsmanship.

Electives: Each trimester, boys can choose an elective for two of their class periods. Electives add variety to the academic day and offer an opportunity for boys to learn new skills or pursue an established interest. Electives include classes in studio art, music, ceramics, photography, woodwork, stained class, choral singing, drama, computer skills, swimming, and publications.

Sunday Meeting: Each Sunday evening, students and teachers gather in the assembly area for Sunday Meeting, a time for quiet reflection. Since Eaglebrook is non-denominational and students come from different religious backgrounds, Sunday Meetings present a varied program that exposes students to different speakers, services, and performances.

Service: Helping others is a tradition that creates a spirit of community at Eaglebrook. Boys work with teachers and staff in the dining room, kitchen, classroom buildings, dormitories, and around campus. They learn to conserve electricity, water, and fuel in buildings and to make recycling a part of their daily lives.

Summer Program: The Eaglebrook School Summer Semester for both boys and girls ages 11, 12, and 13 is a four week session held in July of each year. It is designed to build confidence through achievement and to foster leadership skills in the classroom, on the playing field, and within the school community. For more information about Eaglebrook’s Summer Semester, please visit http://www.eaglebrook.org/SummerSemester.

How to Apply – A candidate for admission to Eaglebrook must complete and return an application. You may contact the school through our online Inquiry Form, or download an Application from our website. Along with submitting an application, and all forms listed below, a candidate and his family must visit the school for an interview and tour which allows a family to view the campus, ask questions, and meet teachers and students.

Costs and Financial Aid – Eaglebrook School seeks to enroll boys from different backgrounds within the United States and from abroad. Need based financial aid provides tuition assistance for qualified applicants. Through the generosity of friends, parents, and alumni, these need-based grants are awarded on a year-by-year basis at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee.

Tuition for boarding students for the 2012-2013 school year is $49,700 and for day students tuition is $31,800. Additional fees do apply. All candidates seeking aid should contact TJ Low in the Admissions Office at tlow@eaglebrook.org. Approximately 26% of the student body receives financial aid. For more information, please see http://www.eaglebrook.org/Tuition.

Application Timetable – Inquiries are welcome at any time. Admission Office hours are 8:30-4:00, Monday through Friday. School catalogs and applications can be obtained through the Admission Office, or through the Eaglebrook website, at www.eaglebrook.org/Admissions. The application fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants.

Admissions Correspondence – TJ Low, Director of Admissions, Eaglebrook School, 271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 01342, United States. Phone: 413-774-9111; fax: 413-774-9119; email: tlow@eaglebrook.org. Website: http://www.eaglebrook.org.

Are you an official representative of Eaglebrook School? Drop us a note if any of the section headings above are blank or need updating.
Write a review

Current Parent/Guardian

No current upcoming events
Get driving directions to Eaglebrook School

Eaglebrook School's financial aid at a glance:

  • Financial Aid Deadline(s): February 1
  • Financial Aid Awarded: Yes
  • % of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 26%

Considering Financial Aid?

Schools administer their financial aid individually. The keys to seeking financial aid are:

  1. Planning, including dedicating time to sit-down and work through the paperwork and process
  2. Communicating with the admission and financial aid officers at the school
  3. Completing the paperwork and forms early and accurately (forms and paperwork can differ between schools)
  4. Meeting the financial aid deadline (it's early).

 

Additional financial aid advice & tips offered by six private school admission counselors:

Visit AQ's Private School Financial Aid section for more information about private school loans and scholarship opportunities.

Take the next step:

Contact Eaglebrook School Request Information/Catalog

Sponsors

         
Learn how to become a sponsor