Brewster Academy

Brewster Academy is a flourishing, innovative secondary school in one of the most picturesque areas of New England on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and a short drive from the majestic White Mountains yet less than two hours from Boston.
The campus sits along a mile of shoreline with 20 dormitories and attached faculty residences that provide a strong on-campus adult and family presence to this quintessential boarding school community.
Campus is just steps away from a vibrant downtown with cafes, restaurants, and shops.
An imposing academic building dominates the center of campus and a 50,000 square-foot athletics facility is nestled into the hillside, overlooking the playing fields, the lake, and the mountains.
A recently renovated performing arts center is a hub for talent and all-school gatherings.
Take a look for yourself here: or plan a visit to experience the beauty and community of Brewster.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $72,700
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Brewster Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences, Dyslexia, Language-based
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
348 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Brewster Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Statistics, U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / Dec. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student Tuition: $41500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nick Wilbur
Admissions Associate
Alice Mann
Endowment Size
$20 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Alpine Ski, Brewster Big Friends, Chamber Orchestra, Dance, Digital Photography, Drama, Environmental Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Jazz Band, Literary Journal, Media Arts, Newspaper, Snowboarding, Table Tennis, Tennis, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Brewster, a college preparatory school, acknowledges individual learning style differences, employs best practice research in teaching and learning, offers a mastery-based curriculum, and supports this within a technical medium leading to a highly interactive, student-centered and collaborative learning environment.
  • Highly personalized and student-centered learning; Discussion-based and interactive classes.
  • Team-based teaching, collaborative learning emphasis and project-based learning.
  • Customized, fully integrated academic support programs in which 35% of students are enrolled.
  • Emotional Literacy program in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
  • National and New England championship teams with unparalleled athletic facilities; More than 25% of graduating students will play sports in college.Traditional arts courses and the latest in digital arts; Newly renovated performing arts center with seating for 450.
  • Vibrant downtown with shops, cafes, restaurants, and more all adjacent to campus in Wolfeboro - The Oldest Summer Resort in America.
  • Take a 360 Virtual Tour of our lakeside location at
  • Contact the Office of Admission to schedule a campus visit, and see if Brewster is the best boarding school choice for you! 603-569-7200
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Brewster Academy cost?
Brewster Academy's tuition is approximately $72,700 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Brewster Academy?
The acceptance rate of Brewster Academy is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 73%.
What sports does Brewster Academy offer?
Brewster Academy offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, E-sports, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball and Tennis. Brewster Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for most sports offered.
What is Brewster Academy's ranking?
Brewster Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Hampshire for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Brewster Academy?
The application deadline for Brewster Academy is Feb. 1 / Dec. 19 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 / Dec. 19 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 348 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $72,700
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New Hampshire is $13,613 for elementary schools and $31,159 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New Hampshire is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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