The Bement School

  • The Bement School provides an education based on time-honored school traditions and values for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, day and boarding.
  • From the classrooms to the dorms, we live and learn as a family, while encouraging responsibility for our own work and actions.
  • Our rich, secondary school preparatory curriculum motivates and challenges students with thematically coordinated courses, a celebrated fine arts program, and diverse athletic offerings.
  • The student/teacher ratio is 6:1 and class size averages 12 students.
  • A three-week mini-term gives the entire school community an opportunity to study in-depth a common theme. Topics have included Dominican Republic, food, diversity, the environment, medieval times, and the ocean.
  • The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together.
  • Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body.
  • Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge in which the intellectual, creative, physical, and emotional growth of each child is nurtured and realized.
  • Recent graduates have matriculated at following secondary schools: Deerfield, Phillips Exeter, Choate Rosemary Hall, NMH, Hotchkiss, Williston, Loomis Chaffee, Blair, Westminster, Suffield, Mercersburg, Middlesex, Dublin, St. Mark's, Taft, Kent, Westminister, and many other fine schools.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-9
Year Founded1925
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesDay camp is $525 (plus add-ons), ESL program for international students is $9800 (including student insurance)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students224 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Bement School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Monday dress is khaki skirt/pants with blue blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesDay students: $18,000-$26,830 Boarding students: $62,710
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKimberly C. Loughlin
Admissions AssociateDoc Potter
Endowment Size$9.23 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingField Hockey,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess, Literary Magazine, Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Concert Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country Skiing, Dance, Snowboarding

School Notes

  • Fine arts for every child every day
  • Daily physical education and sport offerings with team athletics starting in grade 5
  • Academic challenge for a range of student learners
  • Small boarding population allows for individual attention
  • 9th grade program includes international service learning program
  • Diverse international population
  • World language instruction grades K-9

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Bement was a great school in 1964 when I had been a day student for eight years. It's better now. A wonderful place to be a kid.
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My two sons love this school. Recess at least 2 times a day, PE & arts every day, wonderful teachers!
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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $12,811 for elementary schools and $31,056 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).