Admissions FAQs

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

 

How soon should I apply for my child to attend the next school year?

Applications can be submitted at any time, but class size restrictions limit the number of accepted applicants in each grade level. Applying early is always a good choice.

Can a student enroll during the current school year?

Brook Hill has a rolling enrollment process, meaning students may enroll at any time during the school year upon acceptance and providing there is availability in the appropriate grade level. If a space is not available, the student’s file will be put on “HOLD” awaiting availability.

What is the student/teacher ratio?

The current student to teacher ratio for Lower School is 14 to 1. The Lower School also has teacher aids available for reinforcement and individual instruction.
The current student to teacher ratio for both Middle School and Upper School is 8 to 1.

Are payment plans available or is the full tuition amount due at one time?

Payment plans are available for day students and non-international boarding students. International Boarding tuition is due in full within 10 days of issuance of the Enrollment Contract. Please contact Jenny Anderson in the Admissions Office for more information on payment plans.

Are scholarships offered or is financial aid available?

Financial Aid is available for Day Student families based solely on financial need. Financial Aid applications are available on the Student Tuition Assistance page.

We do not offer scholarships of any kind (athletic, academic, or performing arts).

Are uniforms included in the cost of tuition?

Uniforms are purchased separately from Academy Uniforms in the Bergfield Center in Tyler, Texas. Visit the online Academy Uniform Shop or call toll free 1-888-297-5243. The approximate uniform cost for a student’s first year ranges from $150 to $350. The uniform dress code is available under Parent Links on the Brook Hill website.

Are textbooks included in the cost of tuition?

Textbooks are included in the tuition amount for students in Pre-K through 5th grades.

For grades 6 – 12 texbooks are purchased separately from MBS Direct.

Visit the online MBS Bookstore or call toll free 1-800-325-3252. The cost of textbooks varies per grade level. The cost ranges from $250 – $500. Books may be sold back at the end of the year, and students may purchase used books during the summer sale on campus.

What time do the students need to arrive at school and when are they released from school everyday?

The school hours at The Brook Hill School vary by campus. Each Wednesday morning school start is delayed for Chapel; each Friday our students are released early.

Lower School (grades PreK-5)
Day / Start / Dismiss
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:20a.m. 3:20 p.m.
Wednesday only 9:30 a.m. 3:20 p.m.
Friday only 8:20 a.m. 2:05 p.m.

Middle School (grades 6-8)
Day / Start* / Dismiss
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:15 a.m. 3:40 p.m.
Wednesday only 9:15 a.m. 3:40 p.m.
Friday only 8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
*Middle School Athletics begins between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. and ends after 1st period.

Upper School (grades 9-12)
Day / Start* / Dismiss
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday only 9:10 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Friday only 8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
*Upper School Athletics begins 8th period and may be dismissed after 4:00 p.m.

Do you have any type of program that will allow my child to stay at the school until I can pick them up after work?

Lower School families may opt to enroll in the Cadet Club which provides care until 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information about our Cadet Club.

Middle and Upper School buildings are locked at 4:30 and children should be picked up by that time. Brook Hill offers after school activities such as Athletics, Fine Arts practices, and Club meetings.

How do you handle disruptive students?

The Dean of Students for the Middle and Upper Schools oversees all Middle and Upper School discipline. The Lower School Principal oversees all discipline for the Lower School. Behavior expectations and consequences are clearly outlined in the Brook Hill Parent/Student Handbook for Middle School and Upper School.

Do you offer any classes where students can earn college credit while attending Brook Hill?

Courses currently offered include: Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Algebra II, Dual-Credit College Algebra, Dual-Credit College Pre-Calculus, Dual-Credit Statistics, Dual-Credit Calculus I/II, AP Calculus AB, Pre-AP Biology, Pre-AP Chemistry, Advanced Physics, Dual-Credit Anatomy & Physiology, Dual-Credit Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, Honors French III, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Pre-AP History 9, Pre-AP History 10, Pre-AP History 11, Advanced History 11, Dual-Credit Government, Dual-Credit Economics, Dual-Credit United States History, Pre-AP English 9, Pre-AP English 10, Pre-AP English 11, Dual-Credit English 11, Dual-Credit English 12, AP English Language & Composition, and AP English Literature & Composition.

About how many hours of homework will my child have each week?

Lower School students will generally have homework every night. One to two hours of homework per night is a weekly average for Middle and Upper school classes, depending on the child’s grade level. Students taking AP or concurrent credit courses should expect between 10 and 12 hours a week.

Can my child participate in both sports and fine arts?

Students may participate in as many activities as their schedule allows.

If my child attends Brook Hill, will colleges recognize the education from a small, private school?

The Brook Hill School is accredited through The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a nationally recognized accrediting organization. Brook Hill graduates have been admitted to over 300 different colleges worldwide and have received millions of dollars in scholarships and grants.

How do I find out how my child is doing in his/her classes?

Middle/Upper School parents may check their child’s grades, homework assignments, and attendance online through the school’s internet-based academic software, Renweb.

For our Lower School families, regular Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled throughout the year to provide feedback on student progress.

In addition, all Brook Hill faculty and staff have e-mail addresses and phone numbers available on Renweb for quick communications.

Are all of the teachers at The Brook Hill School degreed?

All teachers hold a degree. In fact, 54% of our Middle and Upper School teaching staff hold advanced degrees.

Am I still responsible for the tuition and fees if my child is withdrawn?

When you enroll your child, you enter into a contractual agreement indicating you accept the contractual terms and conditions. Day Student families will also be given an opportunity to participate in a Tuition Refund Plan at that time. Contact our Admissions Office for more details.