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The Way Education Should Be

It's Time to Register for Reunion 2023!

We are excited to welcome all alumni to campus for a weekend of reliving memories and making new ones. Join us Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, 2023.

Welcome Back to the Rogers Building

The newly reimagined and renovated Rogers Building has opened its doors to our students and community. This ongoing project is already changing campus life for the better, providing students a place to connect with the arts, technology, and each other.

The Campaign for Brewster

In support of Brewster’s mission and vision, on the threshold of our third century as an institution, we have launched a historic campaign to dramatically scale our influence. The impact of this campaign will be felt in ever-widening circles spreading from the work we do in our classrooms and on our campus to Wolfeboro and New Hampshire and the world beyond.

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike

We educate all learners equally and we believe that teaching and learning should be about you – your strengths, your weaknesses and your possibilities. All students understand their own potential and are empowered to achieve by being inclusive of everyone’s unique talents.

Our Voices


The Power of Team


Our Vision


From Our View





Beyond Brewster

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Matt Butcher

Faculty Voices
We don't want our students to think like everyone else. We want them to each think like themselves." 

Matt Butcher arrived at Brewster in 2001, teaching English from 2001 to 2017 and serving as English Department Chair from 2007 to 2017. Now, as our Academic Dean, he leads the Teaching and Learning Team, supervises academic department chairs, oversees the delivery of Brewster’s academic program, and supports the academic progress of students.

M.A., English, University of New Hampshire
B.A., English, Boston University

Michelle Rafalowski-Houseman

Faculty Voices
I had 16 years teaching in the public school system and now I can't imagine teaching without the team approach.

The team-based approach at Brewster is the foundation of our integrated, student-centered approach. Kids don't fall through the cracks – they have a built-in support system to make sure they have all they need to be successful.

Team Cook | Science Faculty | Director, NH Student Leadership Program
Master of Science Education, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Biology Education, Plymouth State University

Rob O'Blenis

Faculty Voices
We teach kids what it means to live in the world after they leave Brewster.

Rob’s sense of humor and approachable personality makes him the perfect match for his roles at Brewster – teacher, community living parent, and coach. He is a champion for educating the whole child and a faculty leader in our Social and Emotional Learning program.

Team Cooper | History Faculty
B.A., History, University of New Hampshire

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Kristy Kerin

Head of School
There's so much to experience at a school like Brewster Academy that you don't want to miss."

Kristy Kerin has been an integral leader of the Brewster community for more than ten years. Her strategic approach to institutional advancement has strengthened the health of the school, helped navigate unprecedented challenges, and primed Brewster for transformational influence in its third century.

Craig Gemmell

President of Brewster Academy and BA International
It is an incredible moment in the 200-plus year history of this institution—and I hope you share my excitement as we lean in together and watch this bold vision become a reality.

During his time with Brewster, Craig Gemmell has brought focus to the school’s mission and vision—and seized the opportunity to spotlight the transformative work we do with students. In his role as President of Brewster and BA International, Craig focuses on implementing Brewster’s bold plan to augment the independent school business model, collaborating with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to shape the future of Brewster Academy.

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Our Students

Student Voices
I feel like I would never get judged for anything I do. That always encourages me to try new things.

An Advocate, outgoing, independent, adventurous, and self aware are words that some of our students use to describe themselves and how they have grown at Brewster.

Morgan Johnson

Student Voices
"Coffee House is a school performance where anyone can come up and sing, do skits, comedy, or dance. I enjoy it because I get to showcase what I love to other people. Coffee House has pushed me to be more confident and open up more and to be more comfortable in my craft."

Morgan describes the culture of performing at Brewster and how she enjoys showcasing her work at Coffee House events.

Shannon and Aidan 

Student Voices
"Any idea that you have...Brewster wants you to do it...They want you to give it a shot."

Since coming to Brewster, students Shannon Murphy ’23 and Aidan Namkoong ’23 have found the inspiration and encouragement to follow their passion in videography. The duo films, edits, and releases highlights of Brewster athletics and events on their personal social media account, which receives thousands of views per video. 

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Christine Light

Parent Voices
"From the second we started looking at Brewster, we were taken by the was a place he could go and succeed."

Brewster was the right fit for Casey—a school where he could be challenged and supported at the same time. Instructional Support classes are built right into the academic schedule at Brewster, and faculty work together with Instructional Support teachers in a team to match each student’s learning styles and needs. This approach allows students to develop the strategies and skills they need to be successful, as well as a sense of confidence in themselves.

Al DiVirgilio

Parent Voices
If you are looking for a place where your child can be themselves and thrive, this is the place.

Finding a nurturing community where Abbie could be herself and grow without the typical distractions at home. A place that encouraged excellence and developed well rounded students capable of seizing greater opportunities in college and life.

Darryl Towns and Karen Boykin-Towns

Parent Voices
Brewster is able to cater to each student on an individual level. It's like the Goldilocks story ... Brewster was just right.

The Towns family started their Brewster journey with daughter, Jasmine ’13. Two years later, Trinity followed in her footsteps. Different people, unique passions and interest – how was one school the right fit for both?

Robin Bass

Parent Voices
Brewster is the way education should be. They are leading in what's going on in the world and challenging our kids to learn and communicate.

Robin’s son, Matt, did well in the real world of college because he experienced it at Brewster. He found his confidence, learned how to balance the expectation, and thrived as a student athlete at Colby College.

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Hadley Clark '91

Alumni Voices
Brewster was profound in building my confidence and the biggest factor in my life in terms of following the path I have today.

Hadley appreciated that Brewster was a truly personalized education. It wasn’t a one-size-fits-all approach and that allowed each student to master content and skills and gain the confidence to thrive broadly in life. 

Emma Jones '11

Alumni Voices
All of the people here are just genuine, kind people. Things have evolved in the school but at the same time the core values of Brewster haven't changed.

The core values of the personalized experience, an inclusive and close community with students of strong character has not changed at Brewster. Here Emma talks about why she loves coming back to her school.

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Learn More About Brewster


Founded as Wolfeborough Tuftonborough Academy


80-acre campus with 1/2 mile of shorefront on Lake Winnipesaukee


Ratio of students to faculty in our team-based approach


More than 25 clubs and community service opportunities


Seven-time national championship basketball team


The percentage of students who receive financial assistance