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.”
Eight Eaglebrook students and two faculty members made the drive north to Putney, VT on Saturday, October 12 to take part in the Empty Bowls Program. Jaye Pope, Visual Arts faculty member and Brattleboro, VT resident has donated her own bowls to the program over the years.
Empty Bowls, founded in 2003, allows area potters to support a good cause by donating their handmade bowls. Empty Bowls participants receive a ticket for $25 and are then able to select a bowl from the dozens available. Participants are then served a meal consisting of soup, bread, and cheese donated by local restaurants and bakeries. After the meal, each participant is able to bring their bowl home. All proceeds support Groundworks. Groundworks was established in 2015 following the merger of the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center and the Morningside Shelter. They provide ongoing support to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurity in the greater Brattleboro, VT area. The Empty Bowls program is Groundwork’s biggest annual fundraiser. Groundwork is able to keep 100% of the proceeds generated by the Empty Bowls program. In 2018, Groundwork’s collected an astonishing $30,000 from the Empty Bowls program.
Sixth Form student Ajay R. was one of eight students who participated in the community service trip. Ajay said, “It was a great experience getting to serve food to roughly 250 people from the local community.” Eaglebrook students are able to participate in a wide variety of community outreach trips throughout the school year. Learn more about community service at Eaglebrook by visiting www.eaglebrook.org/programs/student-life/community-service.