Brearley, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of our mission statement today, to prepare them for active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.
Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning.
Our program is designed to challenge our eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 705 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Brearley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
705 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Brearley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Melissa Cassis, Middle & Upper School
Admissions Associate
Winifred Mabley, Lower School

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School Notes

  • Brearley, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of our mission statement today, to prepare them for active responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. Our program is designed to challenge our eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 705 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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