Moses Brown School

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For over 200 years, Moses Brown has taught children to make the most of their individual talents for the good of others. With an unwavering focus on values, MB provides students with an environment that nourishes their intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Moses Brown School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
753 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Moses Brown School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Need based financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Bobbi Krein



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
33 extracurriculars
Anime Club, Art Club, Community Service Board, Cooking Club, Debate Team, Discipline Committee, Environmental Club, Folk Music Club, French Club, Freshman Leadership Committee, Frisbee Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gay Lesbian Straight Bisexual Alliance, Improv Comedy Club, Independent Film Club, Irish Club, Math Team, Mock Trial, Moses Brown Athletic Association, Peer Support, Poetry Club, Publication - "The Mosaic", Publication - "The Omnia", Publication - "The Quaker", Resolving Issues of Students of Ethnicity (RISE), Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Student Peace Action Movement, Student Senate, Team Spirit "Blue Crew", Tennis Club, Versatones - A capella, Young Republicans Club

School Notes

  • Moses Brown School was founded in 1784 by a Quaker entrepreneur who partnered with Samuel Slater to launch the American Industrial Revolution in Pawtucket, R.I. Located on 33 acres in urban Providence, the school enrolls 750 students ages 3-18 and sends 100% of its graduates to some of the nation`s most selective colleges and universities.
  • In the two centuries since, Moses Brown has been a place that nurtures the unique talents and attributes of children, urges them on toward new levels of self-discovery and achievement, and always insists on a rigorous commitment to integrity.
  • MB's academic program is a multi- disciplinary liberal arts curriculum that integrates broad-based understanding with strong analytical and communication skills. Every discipline requires students to read with insight, speak persuasively, and write clearly. Socratic and inquiry-based teaching nurtures initiative, self-confidence, and openness to new perspectives.
  • MB's athletic programs yield teams that are successful on and off the field, and our student-athletes regularly go on to compete at the college level in all divisions. Actors, musicians, and fine artists attend some of the most prestigious arts colleges, and student and alumni writers are frequently published.
  • Moses Brown alumni excel in a broad range of human endeavors-Emmy- winning producers, leading technology entrepreneurs, doctors called in to deal with terrible pandemics, and social activists who dedicate themselves to lives of service.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Moses Brown School?
The acceptance rate of Moses Brown School is 32%, which is lower than the national average of 78%. Moses Brown School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Rhode Island with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Moses Brown School offer?
Moses Brown School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Winter Track. Moses Brown School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for most sports offered.
What is Moses Brown School's ranking?
Moses Brown School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Moses Brown School?
The application deadline for Moses Brown School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Moses Brown School located?
Moses Brown School is located in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, RI. There are 3 other private schools located in College Hill.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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