A unique Montessori School idyllically situated on 5 secluded acres in McLean, VA


Painting our NEW rain barrel in art classPainting our NEW rain barrel in art class

Watering our gardens
Watering our gardens

Planting in our Sensory Garden
Planting in our Sensory Garden

Brooksfield School is committed to promoting sustainability in everything we do, from the classroom to the playground.  We aim to create healthy, eco-friendly learning environments for our children while instilling in them the importance of environmental stewardship.  We are taking a number of steps to reduce our school’s environmental impact.  As we gain more knowledge and implement green practices, we will continue to share that knowledge with our students and their families.

Our goals in greening our school include:

Creating a culture of green in our everyday school life
  •  Integrating eco-education into regular curriculum
  •  Involving the children in hands-on green learning exercises, such as composting and gardening
  • Incorporating green practices into our daily school operations
Taking steps to reduce waste, energy use, and water consumption
  •  Implementing an effective and manageable recycling program
  •  Integrating water-saving practices and/or technologies, including a rain barrel to reuse collected rain water
  • Adopting energy saving practices and, where applicable, installing energy saving devices
 Supporting a green supply chain
  •  Using green materials and office supplies
  • Contracting with vendors that have environmentally sound practices whenever possible
Promoting eco-awareness beyond our front doors
  • Engaging with our surrounding community on environmental initiatives
  • Educating the school’s families on ways that they can live greener

Benefits of “Going Green”

Brooksfield is now a memeber of the US Green Building Council.  Protecting the health of both students and teachers, minimizing the impact on the environment, lessening energy costs, and teaching our students about environmental stewardship are a few of the many benefits of building a green school.  According to the U.S. Green Building Council, studies have shown a correlation between day-lit schools and performance, and a reduced rate of asthma in schools with an improved indoor air quality.  These are just a few of the benefits that have been discovered through extensive research and studies (www.buildgreenschools.org/resources/research.html).

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