Brookline Meridian Academy uses student-directed education Brookline private school shies away from a standardized focus that gets in way of learning ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Barry Chin/Globe Staff Students at Meridian Academy in Brookline performed an original play inspired by their study of Greek tragedy, comedy, and satire. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Kenneth Allen,12, demonstrated his robotics class project. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Claire Lamitie, right, showed Teresa Eliot of Jamaica Plain how to classify rocks based on their opacity. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Maia Drogin-Carter held her humanities class project using the preamble to the Constitution. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Kendra Abbott showed her parents, Mike and Ann, some of the work she has done in her art class.