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.”
Global Day 2023: Leadership in Achieving a Cleaner Planet
As Eaglebrook propels into its second century, the time to recognize the importance of fostering global awareness among its students has never been more important. Global Day features a wide range of activities and workshops designed to engage students in interactive learning experiences. It all begins with an assembly the day before that sets the stage for the event, emphasizing the importance of leadership and the role students play in protecting the environment. Throughout Global Day, students participate in workshops, presentations, and challenges by Form.
The Third Form went to the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership in Maine for their year-end field trip. On Hurricane Island, they used Penobscot Bay to learn about life on and around the island as well as sustainable and renewable energy. See pictures from the trip here.
The Fourth Form, in a similar manner, went to the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, Massachusetts to learn about the connection between mankind and nature. During their tour, they visited a building that was built with complete forethought as to how it would interact with the environment around it. Students were also tasked with two STEM projects: a rainwater collection project where they were expected to find a way to collect rainwater, and a pond clean-up challenge on the Eaglebrook campus. For this, they were challenged to design a device, utilizing only recycled materials, that would assist them in removing plastic that had been placed into Whipple Pond. The students were also treated to a tour of Eaglebrook’s renewable energy projects. See pictures from the day here.
The Fifth Form was broken into two groups that took on leadership and community-building projects. The leadership aspect of the day was designed to train Fifth Form students to think as the leaders of tomorrow, roles they will play in the next academic year. The day included group building, problem-solving, and reflection activities. The community building projects gave students the opportunity to leave their mark on Eaglebrook’s over 700 acres building benches, tables, bee houses, interpretive signage, and more. See pictures from the day here.
The Sixth Form participated in multiple river cleanups in the morning before going white water rafting on the Deerfield River. As today’s Eaglebrook leaders, they had the opportunity to make a difference outside in the local community. See pictures from their trip in this album.