Welcome to Brookewood School where girls read the classics, sing and recite poetry, explore the world, climb trees, play sports and grow into thriving young women. The Brookewood School is an independent school for girls located in Kensington, Maryland. Students at Brookewood thrive in small classes where teachers have the time and energy to meet the needs of every individual girl. Students excel in a same-sex environment where they are free to explore a low-pressure environment and grow in a community of love and support. Outside the classroom, Brookewood takes advantage of the wide range of educational, cultural, and natural opportunities in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
At Brookewood School, we believe that our school should help parents form their daughters into young women who are educated, cultured, pious, cheerful, adventurous, and generous.
Because our goal is to help parents raise thriving young women, parent involvement is an important part of the Brookewood lifestyle. We have a supportive Parent Association, but we also have families who organize non-school, community events that students want to attend. We cultivate the spirit of community on campus through our house system. We assign every student to one of our four houses, all of which have individual characters. Each house includes students from every grade level. Middle and high schoolers take on the responsibility of helping younger students fit in and thrive, while elementary school students find a whole family of compassionate “older sisters” who look after their needs.
Our Catholic Identity
Brookewood is an independent school, approved as Catholic by the Archbishop of Washington. We have 2 priests on faculty who offer optional daily Mass and weekly confession. We also celebrate Mass together as a community on first Fridays and holy days of obligation.
Most of our students are practicing Catholics, strongly engaged in their faith. 10-20% of our student-body comes from other Christian or non-Christian traditions. Brookewood School admits students of any race or national origin to programs and activities of the school with all rights and privileges.
Brookewood School is an equal opportunity employer. Equal opportunity and access is provided to persons without regard to race, national origin, sex, or disability unrelated to job duties in the implementation of employment policies and procedures.