Brookfield Academy

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Coordinates: 43°04′55″N 88°08′42″W / 43.082°N 88.145°W / 43.082; -88.145

Brookfield Academy
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Type Private, Day
Established 1962
Headmaster Spencer Taintor
Faculty 97 (2010-2011)
Grades Pre-K–12
Enrollment 863 (2010-2011)
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Blue Knights
Yearbook Anabasis

Brookfield Academy is a non-sectarian, private pre-K-12 school in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The school opened on September 10, 1962 in a converted ranch-style home. The Academy has expanded over the years with new buildings and more teachers and students. In 2014, the Academy had 97 faculty members and more than 860 students on a 117-acre campus. Brookfield Academy now has 18 Advanced Placement courses for students and numerous other clubs and activities.


In the early 1960s, a few Milwaukee area families gathered to discuss starting their own school. The founders purchased a ranch-style home in Brookfield and converted the house into a school. The school opened on September 10, 1962, with 33 students in grades 1-8 and six teachers.[1]

The second year, the Academy had 65 students and eight teachers. In 1964 three new classrooms were added and in 1967, a second classroom building called Freedom Hall was built to house the upper school program, called College Prep School. The Academy had its first graduation of its first senior class in 1971. More new buildings were built over the years.[1]

In 1995, they purchased a 100-acre farm on the west side of Brookfield Road and the land was developed into an athletic complex and a home for the Upper School. In 2014, the Academy had 97 faculty members and more than 860 students. The campus now is 117-acres. Brookfield Academy has 18 Advanced Placement courses for students. Opportunities include: performing arts, fine arts, music, writing, volunteer service, club activities and an athletic program.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c BA Staff. "History of Brookfield Academy". Brookfield Academy. An independent college preparatory day-school 

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