Eaglebrook School

Eaglebrook School (also known as Eaglebrook or EBS) is an independent junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine. It is located in Deerfield, Massachusetts, on the Pocumtuck Range near Deerfield Academy and sited on an 724-acre (2.93 km2) campus which is also preserved by the Deerfield Wildlife Trust.[1] Eaglebrook School is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE).[3]
Eaglebrook School
Deerfield, Massachusetts
United States
TypePrivate Junior Boarding School
MottoLumen, Fides, Labor, Facta
(Light, Faith, Work, and Deeds)
Established1922; 99 years ago
FounderHoward B. Gibbs[1]
Head of SchoolAndrew C. Chase '73
 • Grade 619
 • Grade 750
 • Grade 8102
 • Grade 986
International students103
Average class size10 students[1]
Student to teacher ratio3.5:1[1]
CampusRural & Mountainous
Campus size724 acres
RivalCardigan Mountain School
Tuition$66,000 domestic boarding, $71,000 int'l boarding, $42,400 day[2]
Eaglebrook has a student body of approximately 260 boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine (forms 3 through 6). Girls may only attend if their parents work or live on campus. Eaglebrook has its own alpine ski area (the Easton Ski Area), indoor 25-yard six-lane swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art hockey rink arena indoors.[3] Whipple Pond, located in the center of campus, is stocked with trout and bass for fishing in the spring and fall. In the winter the pond serves as the water source for snow making. The Chase Learning Center, at the heart of campus, includes classrooms and a multi-purpose assembly area which is called the "Pit". There are three other classroom buildings for science, language, and arts, including digital photography, woodworking shops, stained glass, stone carving, black and white photography, and many more.[4]
Part of Eaglebrook School's mission is "to help each boy come in to full and confident possession of his innate talents, to improve the skills needed for the challenges of secondary school, and to establish values that will allow him to be a person who respects individual differences and acts with thoughtfulness and humanity."[5]
Eaglebrook School was founded in 1922 by Howard Gibbs, a friend of Headmaster Frank Boyden of Deerfield Academy. Gibbs, who graduated from Amherst, envisioned a younger boy's boarding school that allowed boys to develop their innate abilities, discover new interests, and gain confidence.
Thurston Chase, an Eaglebrook teacher and Williams College graduate, took over the school after Mr. Gibbs' unexpected death. Student enrollment was expanded, and the school grew to include a gymnasium, tennis courts, a learning center, a science building, and four new dormitories.
After Thurston Chase's retirement, his son, Stuart Chase, became the headmaster. The school continued to grow as it bought 500 adjacent acres and added new playing fields, a track, a ski area with snow making and chair lift, a swimming pool, and two new dormitories.
In 2002, Andrew Chase, son of Stuart and Eaglebrook’s former director of development, became the current headmaster.
The campus has undergone extensive massive upgrades since the mid-1990s. Baines House and the Thurston C. Chase Learning Center have been renovated. The Schwab Family Pool, and the McFadden Rink at Alfond Arena and a new track and field facility have been built in the late 1990s. Two new dormitories, Kravis House and Mayer House, were completed in the early 2000s. In 2007, a major renovation was undertaken on Flagler House, Halsted House, and Taylor House. The Learning Center was also extensively renovated at that time. During the summer of 2010, the Sports Center was renovated, adding two new international squash courts, bringing the total to six, a new student lounge and student fitness room, and a 50-kilowatt solar panel system on the roof of the gym.[6]
Eaglebrook is owned by the Allen-Chase Foundation, a nonprofit educational trust. The foundation receives gifts from parents, friends, and alumni of the school and uses those gifts to enhance facilities, create endowed chairs for many faculty positions, provide a fund for professional development, and maintain a scholarship program.[6]
Dorms at Eaglebrook are a critical part of the community experience. They are distinct communities within the greater Eaglebrook community and compete in inter-dorm competitions such as Field Day and Winter Carnival. Most dorms house students from all forms, with the exception of Eagle's Nest, which only houses 5th and 6th form (8th and 9th grade) students. In addition, day students (those who do not live on campus) are associated with one of the dorms on campus and join advisory groups for home nights, biweekly events in which students don't have homework and instead spend the night eating and socializing with their assigned advisor and fellow students.
Former: The Lodge and Lodge Wing, Keith House, Macy House (Now Taylor House), Baines House, Benton House, Thurber House, Stoddard House, Gibbs House, Bancker House and Wood House (the Cubies)
Many sports are offered:[7]
Fall athletic offerings
Winter athletic offerings
Spring athletic offerings
Notable alumni
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  7. ^ "Eaglebrook School Athletics". Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Soldier Creek Associates". Archived from the original on June 12, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2007.
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  12. ^ Welcome to The Libertarian – How to Keep Your Gold, Keep Your Guns, Keep Your Freedom!
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