The Brearley School

Brearley, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of our mission statement today, to prepare them for active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.
Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning.
Our program is designed to challenge our eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Brearley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
741 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Brearley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Melissa Cassis, Middle & Upper School
Admissions Associate
Winifred Mabley, Lower School

Sports

School Notes

  • Brearley, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of our mission statement today, to prepare them for active responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. Our program is designed to challenge our eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does The Brearley School offer?
The Brearley School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Brearley School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is The Brearley School's ranking?
The Brearley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Brearley School?
The application deadline for The Brearley School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 741 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $42,852 for elementary schools and $48,288 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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