Monday, January 18th:
MLK Day: All School CLOSED
Monday, February 15th:
President's Day: All School CLOSED
Tues. Feb. 16th thru Fri. Feb. 19th:
Mid-Winter Break: School Closed/ED OPEN
Monday, February 22nd:
Its that time of year to start thinking about enrolling your child in Brooksfield's summer camp. Summer Camp 2016 registration will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC by January 14, 2016. Camp registration is on a first come first serve basis so get your application in early! Hope to see you this summer.
Now Enrolling for the 2015-16 School Year!
Brooksfield is still enrolling for this year in both our Upper and Lower School programs. If you are looking for a school that focuses on advanced academics as well as the arts and the outoors including Spanish, dance, music, art, organinc gardening, nutrition and more, please call the admissions office to schedule at tour!
Brooksfield Is Expanding!
We have exciting news to share! Brooksfield will be opening up a new 3 to 6 year old classroom. We are so happy to have this opportunity to grow our program. Please spread the word! For anyone interested in applying to Brooksfield, please contact Sarah Krawchuk, Director of Admissions for more information!
Exciting News: Extended Day Hours Extended!
Beginning in 2015-16 Brooksfield will be open until 5:55pm each day! For those students enrolled in our Extended Day program, you may now pick up as late as 5:55pm each day! Please contact the Admissions Office for more information about our Before and After Care programs!
Brooksfield is still accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year in both our Lower School (3 to 6 year olds) and our Upper School (1st through 4th grade) programs as well as for the 2016-17 School year. Please call/email the Admissions office for more information and to schedule a tour! Tours are scheduled daily at 9:30am. Please call to RSVP for a tour!
We're In the News
Brooksfield School Celebrates 25 Years
School brings Montessori education with emphasis on ‘mindfulness.’
McLean — More than 25 years ago, Mary Anne Duffus was almost at the end of her rope. She was chasing her dream of opening her own Montessori school, but after searching at multiple local churches for space, she couldn’t find one that would work.
I had the dream to start a school for a long time, but after five years of looking for a place that had the facilities I needed, the last church I came to was St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, and I told myself if it’s not going to work here, it’s time to let go of my dream,” she said.
To read the full article, click this link: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2013/nov/19/brooksfield-school-celebrates-25-years/
Introducing taste, nutrition to the next generation
by Alexandra Greeley, Fairfax Times
Teaching youngsters culinary tricks, like measuring butter and sifting flour, can reap long-term benefits. Even more beneficial is a professional chef, such as Thomas Elder, executive chef of härth Restaurant at the McLean Hilton, guiding them to better nutrition. That leads to a healthier life, and in the long run, that benefits the child, the family, and eventually, society itself.
So why did this high-profile chef start offering these no-fee classes? “It is such a good time when a child is 5 years old,” he said, about the program he started this fall at the Brooksfield School in McLean. The founder of the school contacted Elder because the chef’s kitchen uses local sustainable ingredients, and the founder was interested in teaching children about healthy eating.
To read the full article, click this link: http://m.fairfaxtimes.com/fairfaxtimes/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=kjuQPZUc&full=true#display
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda to devote class hours to teach 'mindfullness'
by Robert McCartney, Washington Post
Overstressed, overworked, college-obsessed students at Bethesda’s prestigious Walt Whitman High School will receive “mindfulness” training during class hours to help them relax and focus.
Sure, it sounds mush-brained. For 30 minutes once a week, instructors from a local nonprofit organization will guide students in about a dozen classes to take a few minutes to sit quietly, close their eyes, pay attention to their breathing and grow more aware of both physical sensations and emotions.
To read the full article, click this link: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-10-09/local/42860259_1_mindfulness-students-public-forum
For All NEW 2015-16 Families
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