The Bement School

The Bement School provides an education based on time-honored school traditions and values for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, day and boarding.
From the classrooms to the dorms, we live and learn as a family, while encouraging responsibility for our own work and actions.
Our rich, secondary school preparatory curriculum motivates and challenges students with thematically coordinated courses, a celebrated fine arts program, and diverse athletic offerings.
The student/teacher ratio is 6:1 and class size averages 12 students.
A three-week mini-term gives the entire school community an opportunity to study in-depth a common theme. Topics have included Dominican Republic, food, diversity, the environment, medieval times, and the ocean.
Upper school students may participate in a long-standing cultural exchange program with L'Ermitage School in Maisons-Lafitte, France, and school trips are offered regularly to China and various Spanish-speaking countries. All students engage in a varied community service program.
9th grade students travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in a service learning program at the La Suiza Orphanage.
The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together.
Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body.
Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge in which the intellectual, creative, physical, and emotional growth of each child is nurtured and realized.
Recent graduates have matriculated at following secondary schools: Deerfield, Phillips Andover, St. Paul's, Choate Rosemary Hall, NMH, St. George's, Taft, Hotchkiss, Miss Porter's, Williston, Loomis Chaffee, Blair, Westminster, Suffield, Mercersburg, Milton, Vermont Academy, Proctor, Westminister, and many other fine schools.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-9
Year Founded 1925

Student Body

Total Students 206 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Bement School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Monday dress is khaki skirt/pants with blue blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Day students: $15,770-$23,040 Boarding students: $53,930
% on Financial Aid
36%
Acceptance Rate
58%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kimberly C. Loughlin
Admissions Associate Julia Flannery

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Cross Country Skiing, Dance, Digital Photography, Literary Magazine, Outdoor Skills, Snowboarding, Tennis Chess, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Dance, Outdoor Skills, Snowboarding, Tennis, Cross Country Skiing,
Digital Photography,
Literary Magazine,

School Notes:

  • Fine arts for every child every day
  • Daily physical education and sport offerings with team athletics starting in grade 5
  • Academic challenge for a range of student learners
  • Small boarding population allows for individual attention
  • 9th grade program includes international service learning program
  • Diverse international population
  • World language instruction grades K-9

Profile last updated: 10/27/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Deerfield Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eaglebrook School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Center School (2.1 miles away)
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  • Deerfield
    Grades: 9-12 | 630 students
    0.3 miles
    7 Boyden Lane
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413)774-1400
    0.39-12
    630
  • Deerfield
    Grades: 6-9 | 253 students
    1.2 miles
    271 Pine Nook Rd / P.O. Box #7
    Deerfield, MA 01342
    (413)774-7411
    1.26-9
    253
  • Greenfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 91 students
    2.1 miles
    71 Montague City Rd
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413)773-1700
    2.1PK-8
    91
  • Greenfield
    Eagle Mountain School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-8 | 11 students
    3.3 miles
    99 Thayer Road
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413)773-1614
    3.35-8
    11
  • Greenfield
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 93 students
    3.4 miles
    10 Beacon St
    Greenfield, MA 01301
    (413)773-3831
    3.4K-9
    93

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