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Washington Parent

Brooksfield School is featured in October 2014 article from Washington Parent!

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Tuesday, May 12th:

Pot Luck Picnic at Linway Park

5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, May 20th:

Anthropology Express Performance

10:30am

Monday, May 25th:

Memorial Day Holiday: All school CLOSED

Thursday, June 4th: 

Last day of classes and Extended Day

Friday, June 5th:

End of Year Program and Graduation

10:00am-11:30am

 

 
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Brooksfield Is Expanding! 

We have exciting news to share!  Brooksfield will be opening up a new 3 to 6 year old classroom in the Undercroft this Fall for the 2015-16 school year.  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 next year 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 program!

Admissions:  

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.   Please call/email the Admissions office for more information and to schedule a tour!

Summer Camp 2015: REGISTRATION OPEN!

It is that time of year again to sign up your child(ren) for Brooksfield's Summer Camp program! Camp registration is open!  Registration is first come, first serve. Spaces fill quickly so don't delay in turning in your application! Summer camp is a seven week program beginning June 15, 2015 and endinging on July 31, 2015. The camp is designed for children ages three to ten years old. The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited for each age groups maturity and interestes. Camp activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, field games, nature and gardening, science, tennis, and more! Please click on Summer Camp on the main menu and locate the the necessary forms to the right under Document download! For any questions regarding camp, please email the camp directors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you all this summer!

We're In the News

Brooksfield Photo US Pumpkin Patch F TripBrooksfield 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

renderTeaching 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 

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