Students at Brookewood thrive in small classes where teachers have the time and energy to meet the needs of each student.
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. 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.
"Be Not Afraid"
"Be Not Afraid"
Depicted under the Brookewood crest is the Latin motto Nolite Timere which means “Be not afraid!”; it is heard and spoken often to both students and faculty to remind them of God’s holy command. The phrase, seen over a hundred times in the Old and New Testaments, is also a frequent injunction of Blessed John Paul II to youth. Two particular moments in the New Testament highlight the great wonders God creates when his people are not afraid but are obedient to His word: the Holy Virgin’s birth of Christ and Peter’s walking on the water. Brookewood strives to fearlessly follow God’s word so that we, too, may do great works.