The Brookwood School was formally chartered as a not-for-profit independent day school in 1996. The roots of the school, however, date back to 1981 when the Christian Hill Montessori School for Pre-School was founded. When Founder Ann Weinke announced her retirement in 1995, a group of committed parents came together as a Board of Trustees to ensure the perpetuation of the program and to guide expansion of the school.
Between 1996 and 2003, as the pre-school and elementary enrollment increased, the program expanded to include childcare in response to a growing need in the area. In order to accommodate this expanded need in Otsego County, the Board of Trustees in 2004 launched a capital campaign to raise funds to build an addition. In August 2006, a 15,000 square foot, state of the art expansion was completed.
At present, The Brookwood School has enrollment of approximately one hundred students ranging in development from infant thru the primary grades.