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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1784

Student Body

Total Students753 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Moses Brown School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,865
Tuition NotesNeed based financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorHugh Madden
Admissions AssociateBobbi Krein


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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, Italian 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, Students Against Drinking Driving/Dangerous Decisions (SADD), 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. 

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