Brearley School

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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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students705 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Brearley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMelissa Cassis, Middle & Upper School
Admissions AssociateWinifred Mabley, Lower School

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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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