Why would you send a sixth-grade boy to boarding school? Shouldn't a ninth-grade student start high school? What is a junior boarding school? Make an appointment to visit us today and learn why Eaglebrook, a boarding and day school for boys in middle school, might be the right place for your son.
Eaglebrook School was founded in 1922 by Howard Gibbs as a private boarding and day school for boys in middle school. Learn about our school in Deerfield, Massachusetts then and now, and read about the Core Skills we think every boy should know.
At Eaglebrook, we recognize that all students learn in different ways, vary in their innate abilities, and come from a variety of educational backgrounds. Classes at Eaglebrook are organized to meet the needs of each boy.
Eaglebrook is a close community of middle school students, teachers, and their families. Activities outside of the academic classroom are important to the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development of boys in middle school. Learn about the programs we offer at Eaglebrook, from athletics to arts.
At Eaglebrook, boys learn more than they ever thought possible, discover inner resources, develop self-confidence, and have fun along the way. Delivering on our mission is only possible through the incredible generosity of alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and friends.”
Eaglebrook Fosters Middle School Teaching & Learning
The Eaglebrook Center for Middle School Teaching and Learning is dedicated to researching and promoting excellent teaching, coaching, and mentoring through effective, evidence-based, teacher-student relationships.
The Center draws on Eaglebrook’s long experience with and commitment to fostering boys’ learning in a structured and caring boarding environment. The Center advocates for middle school practices that recognize changes in a dynamic educational landscape but also respects the learning that is present in these schools.
The middle school years are a critical transition in the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual lives of children. For over one hundred years, the faculty at Eaglebrook School have cherished and sought to develop the sometimes undiscovered potential of these young people, helping them to become lifelong learners.
It is essential that we continue to hone our approach and technique in anticipation of the challenges inherent in the next century of the school’s work. To chart the best course for improvement we must:
Expand our collaborative efforts beyond our colleagues here to include those at other middle schools.
Better develop and share the evidence that provides the grounding for our practice.
Promote and engage an ongoing learning cycle with our faculty and administrators.