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Fast Facts

Brewster Academy Academic BuildingTHE ACADEMY

  • Co-educational since its founding in 1820
  • Serves grades 9-12 and postgraduate
  • Mission: "We prepare diverse thinkers for lives of purpose."
  • Head of School Kristy Kerin
  • Mascot: The Bobcat

Collaborative classroom at BrewsterACADEMICS

  • Team-based teaching
  • Collaborative and project-based learning
  • Interim Studies Program
  • Multi-level classrooms
  • Mastery based curriculum
  • Advanced Placement courses
  • Academic Support programs since 1975
  • Integrated social and emotional learning program
  • Global Education: Immersion trimesters, freshman trips, and a unique Post-Grad Gap Year program in Europe 

View of Pinckney Boathouse and Wolfeboro Bay from Brewster Academy campusTHE CAMPUS

  • 80 acres with classic New England facilities
  • Half mile shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Located in “Oldest Summer Resort in America”
  • Six lakeside athletic fields
  • 20 student/faculty residences
  • Steps away from quaint downtown shops, bakeries, and restaurants

Brewster students talking on stepsSTUDENTS

  • 365 Students; 85 percent boarding; 15 percent day
  • Represent 27 states and 20 foreign countries
  • 38 percent of students receive financial aid

Team meeting at Brewster AcademyFACULTY

  • 6:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 84 faculty and student-facing staff
  • 33% have 20+ years teaching experience
  • 37% have been with Brewster for more than a decade
  • Brewster Summer Institute for professional development

Student and college counselor in the Brewster College Counseling OfficeCOLLEGE AND BEYOND

  • 100 percent acceptance at four-year colleges and universities
  • Road Map to College program
  • High college retention results

Girls' Varsity Soccer on Palazzo FieldATHLETICS

  • National and New England championship teams
  • Successful history of college athletic placements
  • Thirty interscholastic, recreational, and instructional offerings
  • Only independent school with an outdoor turf and an indoor convertible turf
  • Nine tennis courts
  • Indoor rowing tank
  • 200-meter indoor track
  • Use of 18-hole Clive Clark championship golf course

Students sledding down hill on Brewster campusCOMMUNITY LIFE

  • More than 25 active student clubs, organizations, weekly community service opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor programs and activities
  • Challenging student leadership opportunities
  • New state-of-the-art student and arts center, including student commons area, cafe, pool table, group spaces, and much more!

Student and arts faculty member in studio art classTHE ARTS

  • Traditional arts courses and the latest in digital arts
  • Enrichment offerings for afternoon activities
  • Advanced courses in visual and performing arts
  • Private instruction offered in voice and instruments
  • Seasonal theater productions
  • Dance instruction by Joffrey Ballet-trained instructor