- When was
Brookfield Academy established and how has it grown over the
Brookfield Academy opened its doors to 33 students in 1962 and
today houses just over 800 students in Level A (Pre-K) - 12.
- What is an
An independent school is not part of any government or religious
organization. It is overseen by a Board of Directors and operated
by a school head.
- What are the benefits
of attending Brookfield Academy?
Students receive individual attention and develop their
confidence by getting to know the the teachers and students well.
They are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities
and this leads to a well-rounded student transcript upon
- What kind of student
are you looking for?
We typically enroll the average to above average student but
also support students who may struggle but are working to the best
of their ability. We do not have special student programs but we
are able to address many individual needs within our small
- How big is the
typical class at Brookfield Academy?
Classes hold 10 children in Level A (Pre-K) and increase as a
student progresses through Lower School. The overall
student/teacher ratio is 11 - 1, with typical core classes in
Middle and Upper School averaging between 15 - 18 students.
- Is Brookfield
Academy a diverse school?
Yes, we have people attending from all parts of the world,
representing a range of socio- economic groups.
- Do you teach
No, but we do emphasize good character and high moral standards.
We have a Judeo-Christian foundation which recognizes all religions
and embraces our dependence upon God. Our morning assemblies in
each division end with a prayer and our Lower School has a
traditional Christian Christmas program.
- Is Brookfield Academy a
safe environment for my child?
The safety of our students is of utmost importance to our
faculty and staff. Buildings are secure and evacuation plans are in
place and practiced for any emergency.
- Do you
Students living in the Elmbrook School District (Elm Grove and
Brookfield) may take advantage of the busing system at no charge.
Periodically, families arrange carpools together.
- What makes your curriculum
We use the phonics approach to teach reading to 4 year olds.
Students read the Classics, stories of enduring value, throughout
their academic program at Brookfield Academy. Singapore Math is
taught through Level 6 and science and technology classes are
taught in state-of-the-art facilities. There is a vast range of
Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught in the Upper School and art,
music, library, foreign language, drama, forensics, and physical
education round out the curriculum at all levels.
- Are your
teachers certified and is your school accredited?
Brookfield Academy does not require certification in teaching;
rather, we look for the most qualified applicants who have a solid
knowledge of subject matter and a passion to teach students of all
different ability levels. Though we are not formally accredited,
Brookfield Academy is recognized by colleges and universities as a
top quality program that prepares students for higher education and
life beyond school.
- How do you help
new students transition successfully to Brookfield
There is a support system in place for all new students
transferring to our school. Before entrance, we can provide
materials to work on at home, set up individual tutoring with one
of our teachers, or recommend enrollment in a summer prep class.
Students will receive individual attention from the classroom
teacher and may also receive help from other programs set up during
and after the school day. Our goal is to have students challenged
but not overwhelmed with our curriculum.
- Are there uniforms at
No, but we do have a dress code that basically consists of no
blue jeans or t-shirts. We expect our students to dress for
academic success. Students in Middle School and Upper School have
dress up days and all divisions have a spirit wear day.
- How do you handle
We are fortunate to have students at Brookfield Academy who want
to learn and are excited to be here. Generally, a classroom teacher
handles minor disruptions in a way which shows respect for the
student and teaches constructive behavior. We focus on character
development and making wise choices. Discipline issues may involve
the Division Head and parents if the issue escalates or the
negative pattern continues.
- What are the hours of
All students attend school five days a week. The school day for
Level A (Pre-K) is from 8:15 - 12:15 or from 11:15 - 3:15. Level A
students may extend the day with the optional Peter Rabbit Program.
Students in Levels B - 12 attend classes from 8:15 - 3:15.
After-school programs are available in Primary, Lower and Middle School
until 6:00 p.m. on normal school days.
- How do I apply?
these 4 easy steps.
- What is the
admissions screening like?
This is an admissions placement tool that helps us determine how
to help a student transition to our program. Students entering
Level A (Pre-K) play games and interact with the teacher and other
children to determine school readiness. Students in Level B will
participate in activities that show a readiness for reading and
math. All other students do exercises in reading, writing, and
When will I find out the
results of my child's admissions screening?
Admissions screening results will be available three days after
the screening session. Please call the Admissions Office at
262-783-3200, ext. 141, if you would like a verbal report of these
If my child is
accepted, what do I do next?
You will have two weeks to send Brookfield Academy a $1,000
non-refundable tuition deposit, which will be used to hold your
child's place in class. It is important to let Sharon
Koenings know if you need more than two weeks to submit the
deposit. We will consider granting an extension, but if we do
not hear from you within two weeks, the space will be offered to
What if my child is
accepted, but offered a spot on the wait list?
You will have two weeks to send Brookfield Academy a $1,000
tuition deposit, which will be used to hold your child's place on
the wait list. As long as your child is on the wait list, you
may make a written request for the refund of this deposit, but as
soon as an opening occurs, we will place your child in class and
your tuition deposit then becomes non-refundable.
anything else I should know about applying to Brookfield
Level A Program: If you have a preference for the morning or
afternoon session, please submit your written request with the
deposit, stating your reasons for that request. We will
consider all requests but cannot guarantee the morning or afternoon
session when making class assignments. A letter informing you
of morning or afternoon session placement will be mailed in early
Financial Aid: There is a limited financial aid program for
students in Levels 6 through 12. You may request the
financial aid application from the Admissions Office.
Scholarships are available for students in Levels 9 through
12. Scholarship testing is offered annually.
- Are classes full for next
Some classes are close to being full. It would be a good idea to
turn in your application as soon as possible. When a class becomes
full, we start a wait pool and take the best overall candidate as a
class opening occurs.
- Once accepted, how do I
assure my place in class?
To hold a spot in class, Brookfield Academy requires a $1,000
non-refundable tuition deposit for each enrolled student. If a
student transfers to another school anytime during the year, the
deposit would not be refunded but the tuition would be prorated on
a monthly basis. Students on a wait list may request a refund of
the deposit up until a spot becomes available in class.
- What if I have more
questions about Brookfield Academy?
Please feel free to contact admissions directly or fill out our
Contact Us form. We
will follow up with a response in a timely manner.