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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.”
The Eaglebrook Community Outreach Program this year has expanded and already assisted many Franklin County families in need. There are currently 12 students involved in the program, which is the largest amount of students involved to date. Mrs. Ruth Koenigsbauer coordinates and oversees the program.
The first event the Community Outreach Program participated in was the Brown Bag Brigade on October 6th. The students involved prepared brown bag lunches for the Franklin County Community Meals Program. Ms. Bognolo, the school's Library Director, is on the Community Meals Program committee and connected the Eaglebrook outreach program. The outreach program prepared 116 meals that were delivered then delivered to the community meals program in Greenfield. For some, the brown bag meal that they received was their only meal of the day.
The Brown Bag Brigade has not been the only activity the outreach group has been involved with this year. A few Community Outreach members helped volunteer with the Deerfield soccer programs kindergarten team early in October. The Eaglebrook students coached and provided support for the head coach of the kindergarten team. Mrs. Koenigsbauer said that “the kindergarten players were very excited to have the Eaglebrook students coaching them”.
The Community Outreach Program has many events scheduled in the next few weeks and months. The Community Outreach Program partnered with the Eaglebrook Student Council and they will collect money on Friday, November 2 which will be donated to the Soules4Souls and will also go toward another Brown Bag Brigade mid-November. Other future events include the Gingerbread Build with Habitat for Humanity which will take place on Saturday, December 1st. Another project in the works before 2019 is the Adopt-a-Family where Eaglebrook students would provide meals and gifts for Franklin County families in need during the holidays. The Eaglebrook Community Outreach Program gives our students a chance to feel connected and a chance help people and families in need.