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Academic Teams

Before you ever join a sports team, a singing group, or the cast of the play, you will be a member of a team at Brewster. Named after the faculty head of that team, your team comprises the people who will teach you, your classmates, and your advisor. We have six teams at Brewster, and your team is where you start at Brewster – it’s your home-base and your workplace. We call this collection a “team” because collaboration is what you do. Your team will work together on academic, extra-curricular, and service endeavors, all in an effort to stretch you as individuals and emphasize the importance of community.

Before you arrive, your teachers will have worked hard to get to know you through your admissions materials, and they will be your first advocates. Throughout the year, they meet four times a week to talk about your progress and how they can best support you in and out of the classroom. Your success is the team’s success!

Teachers new to Brewster participate in Brewster Summer Institute (BSI), a training program designed to ensure that all Brewster teachers have a fundamental understanding of our program and its practices. They work through intensive courses, learning effective practices and the theories that support them. They then practice designing and delivering these practices before completing BSI.