Welcome to Brooklin School
WE COME TOGETHER TO LEARN, TO GROW & TO EXPLORE. We are respectful, curious, and kind. We are all unique and learn together as equal members of one community. We care about each other, we care for ourselves, and we work to make the world a better place.
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From Our Principal

“As your principal, I look forward to building relationships with all Brooklin School families. Our families are an integral part of our students’ success. It takes all community stakeholders to prepare students for the future. I am committed to enhancing our parent engagement at Brooklin by welcoming all parents to take part in school events and activities. My door is always open. Please come and join me for our weekly Coffee Social each Friday starting at 7:30. ”

– Jil Blake

The Brooklin School VISION

We are respectful, curious, and kind. We are all unique and learn together as equal members of one community. We care about each other, we care for ourselves, and we work to make the world a better place.

OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING

The Brooklin School combines academic rigor with an engaging curriculum. Learning is enhanced by hands-on experiences and community-based projects rooted in a real-world context.

OUR STAFF

A dedicated and passionate group of highly skilled educators lead the Brooklin School, fostering a collaborative approach to teaching and learning. Teachers, staff, and school partners find joy in learning and model that enthusiasm for students.

OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The Brooklin School is a safe, welcoming space that nurtures the development of healthy and confident students. A lively, rich, and warm educational setting sets the tone for joyful and purposeful learning.

OUR STUDENTS

Brooklin School students are resilient, compassionate community members who appreciate their differences, follow their curiosity, and strive for excellence. Each student’s individuality is embraced and supported as they pursue their unique educational path.

OUR COMMUNITY

Broad community support and involvement enriches the Brooklin School experience and anchors Brooklin students with a strong sense of self and place.
Our School

What sets us apart?

The Brooklin School is excited to be one of the few middle schools in Maine to offer a year-round boat building program for students. Students design a paper model, visit the WoodenBoat School to get acquainted with the space, tools, and safety precautions, and then start building. With the guidance experienced, Brooklin boatbuilders they are introduced to the world of wooden boats.  Upon completion of their boat, the entire Brooklin School and local community celebrate with a launch party. The builders then get to spend time on the water navigating through the Eggemoggin Reach. It is a rewarding experience that none of them ever forget. Visit their facebook page for great pictures and information.

Brooklin School Curriculum
Our curriculum in a comprehensive pre-school through grade eight scope and sequence of appropriate grade-level learning. It is grounded in rigorous standards, connects locally when possible, and requires students to be global thinkers and problem solvers. Read More
Enrichment Activities
The Brooklin School offers both in and out of school enrichment opportunities. We have a history of competitive sports’ teams. In the fall, we love to play soccer and when the colder months arrive, we take our love of sports indoors for basketball. We also take pride in our musical talents and our students always fair well at the music festivals they enter. We are very lucky to have a performing arts teacher who involves the entire school in a spring musical.
Brooklin School PTF
The Brooklin School has a very active Parent, Teacher and Friend group. The mission of the Brooklin School PTF (Parent, Teachers and Friends)  is to rally broad support for the Brooklin School. The PTF seeks to enrich the lives of students by encouraging open communication and cooperation among parents, administration, students and the greater community. The PTF will coordinate parent volunteers and provide monetary support for student extracurricular activities and teachers’ educational items not currently funded in the school budget. Join us in making Brooklin School even stronger. Read More
Brooklin School Handbook
The purpose of this handbook is to assist Brooklin School students and parents in understanding school rules, policies, and procedures. Please take some time to read this handbook with your son/daughter. A copy of the handbook can be found HERE

Edible Island

Once a week, students get to be chefs. They learn about healthy eating, how to prepare food, and then design their own delicious dishes. Wesley Norton helped get the program off the ground and Oriana Wuerth kept it running.“I see so many opportunities to support local food producers and create opportunities for young people and food entrepreneurs.”

Writing with Ellen Booraem

How many students can say they get a weekly opportunity to have their writing critiqued by a published author? The students at the Brooklin School spend learning and writing time each week with Ellen Booraem. Ellen listens to their stories and helps students develop characters who face challenges. She guides students through the writing process and encourages them to take chances in their writing. At the end of the year, the students’ stories are published in an authentic anthology.

Ex(ploration Blocks)

It cannot be all work and no play. Imagination and creativity are important to us which is why we offer 6 week mini-courses called Ex Blocks. Ex blocks meet once per week and are conducted in very small groups. Each staff member offers a mini-course which the students select from. These may include watercolor, magic, wand making, knitting and weaving, move making, solar car creation, chess, newsletter writing, and international Skyping with other middle schools. at the end of the mini-course, the school, families, and community members come together for a showcase of work and the process.

Weekly Newsletter

Brooklin School News

Thank You Brittney Carter for taking good care of our fish tank. News From Around the School Mrs. Tapley English Language Arts: I was so happy to see many parents at parent teacher conferences. Thank you for coming! This week we worked on sample practice passages and...

Brooklin School News

Thank You   Ellen for the yummy special lunch and breakfast for Dr. Seuss birthday.   Marcia for organizing a wonderful celebration for Dr. Seuss Birthday. Time Change this Weekend Reminder to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday evening. Conference Times Have...

School News 3-1

Save the Date March 14th is Parent Teacher Conference Day.  Teachers will be setting up appointments soon. Read Across America Friday, March 1st, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day.  We’ll come to school in our PJs, sing “Happy...

School News 2-8

8th Grade Fundraiser-Six Course Chinese Dinner On February 12th, 2019, we are having two seatings, one at  5pm and the other at 7pm. The cost is $30 per person / $100 for table of four. The Menu: Appetizer Platter-Red Curry Coconut Soup, Sesame Beef, Mopo Tofu and...

Weekly News 1-31

Thank You Jean Grant for the huge donation of knit mittens! PTF NEWS Next meeting is on February 26th at 3:05PM.   Join us! The Winter Carnival has been canceled for 2/2/19. The new date will be announced shortly. March 9th is the SOUP, CHILI, CHOWDER CHALLENGE. ...

Our Teachers & Staff

Jill Blake

Principal

Louanne Muson

Adminastrative Assitant

Heather Clarke

Pre-School

Julie Wilson

Pre-k/K

Becky Courtot

 Pre-k/k

Julia Baird

1-2 Grade

Rebecca Tapley

3-8 Grade Math

Amy Bebell

3-8 grade Science & Social Studies & Tech Coordinator

Sharon Thoner

3-8 ELA

Mr. Kennerk

Art and Media Integration

Mark Ensworth

Physical Education

Susan Steed

Speech Therpist

David Bowden

Custodian

Nat Collins

Building and Maitenence

Ellen Carville

Cook

Eric Blake

Boatbuilding Instructor

Ellen Booraem

Independent Writing

Get In Touch

Location:  41 School Street, Brooklin, Maine 04616

Telephone: (207) 359-2231

Email: lmunson@brooklinschool.org

School Hours: M-F: 7:45am - 3pm

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