Friday, December 19th:
11:00am Holiday Program
Friday, December 19th:
12 Noon Dismissal/ED OPEN
Mon., Dec. 22nd - Fri., Jan. 2nd:
All School Closed- Happy Holidays!
Monday, January 5th:
All classes resume
Elementary Open Houses:
Calling on all future Elementary parents! Come visit the elementary classroom and learn about the Upper School Montessori curriculum at Brooksfield! Elementary Open Houses run from January 7 through January 29th from 9:30 to 10:30am. Find out what a a typical day is like, observe lessons and get a chance to meet the elementary teachers. Please RSVP to the Admissions office!
Brooksfield School Tour Dates:
Applications for the 2015-16 school year are due by February 1, 2015. Please email/call the Admissions office to receive an admissions packet. Tour dates are below! Please email/call the office to RSVP to attend!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
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
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