The Bement School
5.00 (8 reviews)
Tel: (413) 774-7061
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.
|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)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-9|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Day camp is $525 (plus add-ons), ESL program for international students is $10,200 (includes student insurance)|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||193 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||42 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Monday dress is khaki skirt/pants with blue blazer)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Day students: $18,600-$27,800 Boarding students: $64,900|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Kimberly C. Loughlin|
|Admissions Associate||Doc Potter|
|Endowment Size||$9.23 million|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter TrackAlpine Skiing, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Dance,
Diving, Field Hockey,
Golf, Ice Hockey,
Lacrosse, Mountain Biking,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Chess, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Student Council
Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band, Concert Choir
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country Skiing, Dance, Snowboarding
- 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
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Deerfield Grades: 9-12 | 648 students
7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-1400 0.3 9-12
Bement is a great place. The new leadership is doing an excellent job of navigating difficult times. We feel fortunate that the kids have been in-person all year even during a pandemic when most schools have been shut down. Challenging work and a well-rounded education.
- Posted by Parent - Bement Parent
Despite all the challenges of this past year, Bement kept an even keel and maintained a balance of safe in-person academics, arts and athletics. This exceptional accomplishment represents community teamwork from administration, faculty, staff and families. Now more than ever, we are appreciative of Bement education!
- Posted by Parent - RM
I am grateful for the way Bement has sought to make things as normal as possible during very difficult times. It has been a boon for my particular child to be able to BE at school and to be seen, heard, to play, to vibe off the other students and teachers, and to be held aloft by friends of all ages who come together with common goals, with inspiring actions, glued into place with love, respect, fun, passion and dedication, even in these times of great uncertainty. The Bement School truly does help our kids learn to fly on their own wings. I cannot stress enough that in a quest to find a school aligned with higher values and higher learning, where the physical and emotional is an essential component of education, Bement is 32 flavors, and then some. My own child has been finding his way, sometimes needing the light held by others, to see his own way forward. You can count on Bement to shine the light for your child, so that your child can shine their own light for others on the path forward. My heart is full and happy when I see that my son is learning and doing and becoming in a place where he truly matters, and he KNOWS it.
- Posted by Parent - Heather
Our family LOVES this school! From the daily fine arts and P.E. classes to the small class sizes and constant communication from my children's teachers, Bement is all about community building. Our children have attended Bement since kindergarten, and we have been impressed by how the school has supported and encouraged their very different interests over the years. This school values integrity and respect for others, and the faculty model these traits daily.
- Posted by Parent - JS
We spent two years researched and visited three top schools for our daughter prior to her start with Bement. We chose Bement because we loved the all-around and balanced approaches, family feel community and great teachers. Three years with Bement now, our daughter still cant wait to go to school every day :-). We love Bement teaches our daughter "Fly on your own wings"!
- Posted by Parent - Emma
We initially became interested in The Bement School for its teaching of foreign languages in the Lower School. Yet, after our five years here, have watched our son mature in confidence, depth of character, and excitement to learn & attend school from the cello to Algebra! We credit Bement — its incredibly dedicated teachers, staff & community for teaching to the whole child and fostering a true sense of belonging in our complicated world.
- Posted by Parent - Sira Berte'
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Richard Coon
My two sons love this school. Recess at least 2 times a day, PE & arts every day, wonderful teachers!
- Posted by Parent - Sarah Schatz
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