Brimmer & May School

     Tel: (617)738-8695
Grades: PK - 12 | 387 students
  Mission Statement:  Brimmer and May is a PreK-12 co-educational day school that upholds high academic standards while implementing innovative ideas.
We develop life-long learners who are informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders in our diverse world.  
Guiding Principles that Define a Brimmer and May Education: 
Inspired to Learn: We foster active learning and challenge students to think and work independently and collaboratively to become confident problem solvers and critical thinkers.
 Encouraged to Explore:  We encourage students to engage their curiosity, expand creativity, explore interests, develop voice, and strive for personal best in an inclusive environment. 
Empowered to Lead: We empower learners to embrace opportunities in our student-centered environment.
We believe developing intellect with character prepares our students to succeed in our global community. 
Brimmer and May’s Life Rules/Core Values Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Kindness

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1880

Student Body

Total Students 387 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Brimmer & May School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 74%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology (lab), AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language, AP Mandarin Language, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Physics 2 (lab), AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP World History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade/division. Please call for more information
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $25,990
Admissions Director Brian C. Beale
Admissions Associate Andrew Ferrara


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Admission Ambassador, Community Service Club, Culture Club (Diversity), Math Competition Club, Model United Nations, The Maze (Upper School Literary Journal) Admission Ambassador,
Community Service Club,
Culture Club (Diversity),
Math Competition Club,
Model United Nations,
The Maze (Upper School Literary Journal),

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1880, Brimmer and May is a coeducational day school with a diverse student body, offering a rigorous program of academics, athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Brimmer and May was the only school in New England cited as a "Model School" for 21st century skills by the National Association of Independent Schools. The School is located three miles west of Boston.  Brimmer and May students begin studying French in pre-kindergarten and have the option of studying Mandarin in grade 5, and Spanish in grade 6.
  • The 6:1 student-faculty ratio allows students and teachers to work closely and cooperatively.
  • Upper School students are guided in course selection, goal-setting, and college planning by their faculty advisor and college counselor.  In addition to the college preparatory course of study, students have the opportunity to join the Honors program and may choose from electives in art, theatre, music, video production, 16 AP courses, and independent study.  Signature Diploma Programs include  Creative Arts, Global Studies, and STEAM.  Upper School students participate in Winterim, an educational travel program run by the Brimmer and May faculty bi-annually. Students have the opportunity to travel abroad or explore areas closer to home. The Athletics department offers 35 teams in 9 sports to Middle and Upper School students.
  • The Middle School program is focused on building skills as students take on greater independence and initiative. Students in these transitional years are guided in becoming self-motivated and self-disciplined students, equipped with the knowledge and experience they will need to meet the expectations of the Upper School. Each child's progress is carefully monitored, providing the support students need as they move from the Lower to the Middle School. Students regularly give exhibitions that demonstrate what they have learned. All students also take part in the community service program.
  • The Lower School program provides students with an integrated curriculum that allows them to understand the relationship between all the subjects they study. The curriculum fosters independence and helps students become both learners and teachers. The school offers an After-School Music program and an Extended Day program.
  • Brimmer and May's goal is to provide students with an environment that will stimulate them to love learning, to think deeply and analytically, to value themselves and others, and to prepare and inspire students to think and act as responsible and ethical citizens within the diverse global community. To read more about the school see
  • Brimmer and May Summer Programs offers Brimmer and May Summer Camp, Gator Goals Soccer Academy, Eco Adventure Camp, and Global Explorers. See for details.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Beaver Country Day School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beaver Country Day School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Chestnut Hillschool (0.2 miles away)
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