The Upper School provides a warm,
nurturing environment and opportunities for academic challenge.
Classes are small and every student receives individual attention
and direction. Most teachers hold advanced degrees and all share a
heartfelt passion to work with young people.
A solid college-preparatory curriculum challenges every student.
Students are required to take English, math, science, history,
foreign language, art, and music. They have the option of taking
several elective courses. Eighteen Advanced Placement courses are
offered in English, biology, chemistry, physics, calculus AB and
BC, statistics, United States and European history, Spanish,
French, German and Latin, computer programming, art, and micro and
Preparation for college is an important part of what we do at
Brookfield Academy. Our college guidance program works hard to
match each student with a college that best suits the individual's
goals and temperament. Students begin meeting college counselors in
their freshman year and guidance is built into the student's
Brookfield Academy offers a wide range of extracurricular
activities and encourages students to become involved in clubs and
athletics. There are many opportunities for students to become
leaders and team players in a variety of contexts.
Students are given more responsibilities and privileges as they
mature. Upper School students may participate in Student Council,
organize and run club activities, and captain athletic teams.
Upperclassmen enjoy some open campus privileges to help them
prepare for college life. Students are frequently invited to leave
campus to visit educational and cultural locations in the
surrounding metro area.
In February, the entire Upper School student body and faculty
travel off campus for up to three days to participate in an
interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of the Five
In short, the Upper School provides an effective transition to
college through excellent academic preparation and multiple
opportunities to grow and experience the freedoms and
responsibilities available in a school environment that both
challenges and supports young people.