Upper School (5th-7th grades)

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Starting in the fifth grade, students have a different teacher for each class.  Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning. They are given time each day (WITs End – include link back to description) to start their homework or meet with a teacher to receive extra help. Students are taught organizational techniques and the importance of planning larger projects over several days.  

Rotations

In addition to traditional subjects, students participate in rotations based on their own academic needs.  Some students will receive extra help during rotations, others will receive enrichment. Examples of rotations include book club, “excel at EXCEL,” STEM, and origami.  

Hybrid Learning Consortium

Students may also take online electives through HLC — past offerings have included, Sign Language, French, Chinese, Video Game Design, and Coding.  Students are supported by Brown School faculty while they are working on the courses at school and most courses also have live video conferences between the students and the teachers.

About Brown School

The Brown School community is strong and supportive, and we believe that our students deserve not only an academic education but also a place to enjoy traditions and experiences that they cherish for years to come. Our faculty and administration are committed to mindfully educating each individual student in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Our School Day

Our school song states that “Brown School is joy, friendship, and laughter. Memories dear, now and long after. Working each day, growing together. Brown School is learning and love.” Even though we have modernized our teaching and offerings, these words hold true even decades after they were written.

Beyond the School Day

Brown School students of all ages have a plethora of options available after the school day is over. Whether it is partaking in the after school or Plus programs that offer a purposeful place for students while parents are working, exploring new interests or established hobbies, or getting together beyond the walls of our school, our Brown School community is strong.

Prospective Parents

We know that you are looking for just the right spot for your child, and we want to partner with you in that process. It is hard to get a sense of the community and daily routines of Brown School online, and we encourage you to schedule a visit or join us at one of our Open Houses.

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Current Families

There are so many things happening in our school community each day, and we value your partnership in making amazing things happen. These links will help Brown School students and families stay connected to keep our community strong!

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