The Browning School

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The Browning School fosters growth of courageous and compassionate men of intellect and integrity who aspire to contribute meaningfully to our world.
The Browning gentleman develops amid a community that upholds these values:
HONESTY: We speak the truth, act with integrity and take responsibility for our actions.
DIGNITY: We honor and celebrate the dignity of all people and support the power of a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community.
CURIOSITY: We encourage and celebrate open-minded inquiry about our world and the perspectives of those around us.
PURPOSE: We believe that education encourages exploration and discovery in pursuit of meaning and enduring fulfillment.
Diversity Statement: The Browning School strives to create a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected and valued.
We believe that in actively promoting a diverse learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social and emotional growth for all.
Recognizing and pursuing diversity, however, are not enough; we seek to transcend mere tolerance of differences and aspire to a celebration of the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives and values that characterize our community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
International Boys' Schools Coalition
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1888

Student Body

Total Students415 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Browning School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers415 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio1:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$54,150
Admissions DirectorKelly West
Admissions AssociateKristin Rodgers


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Ice HockeySoccer,
Track and FieldWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Book Club, Certamen, Chess, Debate, Environmental, Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Gender Studies, Habitat for Humanity, Investment, Math, Mock Trial, Model UN, Multicultural, Newspaper, Robotics, Rube-Goldberg, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Ceramics, Drama

School Notes

  • The Browning School is a place of harmony:  between faculty and boys, older and younger students, tradition and innovation, freedom and responsibility, and collaboration and independence. At The Browning School, our focus is on boys:  who they are, how they learn, and what they can become.  Under the care of faculty and staff who understand the complexity of boyhood, our students work, take risks and explore in a community that both challenges and guides them. Browning is a school where boys realize their fullest potential as scholars, artists, athletes, and friends. Our course of study harmonizes the best of tradition and innovation, as imaginative teaching and appropriate technology promote deep engagement with a liberal arts curriculum. Ours is a school where boys will study Latin in the morning and learn robotics after lunch, where speaking and writing are valued alongside coding and computation, and where the classroom is complemented by the vast resources in and around New York City. At Browning, boys not only master the knowledge and skills of academic disciplines, but also come to understand and express themselves as thinkers, writers, makers, and doers; indeed, they become learners in the broadest and best sense. Our boys also grow amidst a value system that gives each community member an opportunity to express himself in a distinctive way, while also encouraging a sense of broader duty to others.  In the classroom, on the playing field, on stage, or in the studio, boys are encouraged to discover and create unique ways of fulfilling their potential; as friends, neighbors, and community members, they take on identities of kindness, honesty, curiosity, and courage. At Browning, individual expression emerges in the context of social and ethical purpose, so that boys develop not only into good men, but as global citizens well-prepared to lead lives of significance.        
  • - John M. Botti, Head of School

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
We first came across Browning over a dozen years ago when looking for a kindergarten for our oldest boy. Of all the schools we visited, it seemed to have the most personal connections between teachers and students. That has proven to be true, as we have seen with our two boys who are enrolled currently. The small size provides not only a sense of intimacy but an environment where everyone knows almost everyone else. Yet despite its warmth, the academics are indeed rigorous. It's one of those places that's hard to find in NYC.
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We have three boys and looked extensively at a broad range of NYC schools. Unequivocally Browning ended up our first choice each time. There are many great schools out there, but we couldn't find one that had the same sense of community as Browning. Dr. Botti is not paying lip service when he speaks about the school's commitment to character and fostering lifelong learners. Whether your boy is passionate about sport, or art, or academics, or all of the above, they will find the resources they seek and a supportive community to foster that passion.
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For all boys, for all young men.: challenging and growing the intellect, nurturing relationships, inspiring a sense of purpose in service to others, focusing on personal wellness- body and mind Friendships and community for life
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Browning School provides a wonderfully supportive community, especially for boys with emotional and/or behavioral issues. Our son faced severe challenges coping with some traumatic family events, and the school could not have been more understanding and accommodative - our prior school was not nearly as tolerant. It provides a great environment that allowed our son to stay in a main stream educational environment.
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