Inclusiveness and access have been central principles of Brewster from the beginning. Start in 1820 -- this was a school for all -- children of farmers, shopkeepers, for anyone of student age in our immediate area. In 1887, John Brewster made what was, at the time, one of the largest gifts to any secondary school in American history. His last will and testament laid the groundwork for a path forward shaped by inclusion, directing that, "No restrictions shall be placed upon any person desiring to attend and receive instruction from...[the] academy on account of his or her age, sex, or color, provided only he or she is of good moral character."

In recognition of our 200th anniversary, we aim to increase need-based scholarships for both local students and those from farther afield who bring a valuable range of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and unique talents to our campus. In turn, they will bring the skills and habits instilled at Brewster back to their communities.

Increasing our endowed scholarship funds will make that possible. It's part of how we move from the landscape of history to the metaphysical space of dreams. It's how we continue to bring to life the dream of John Brewster.



Fuel the New Hampshire Student Leadership Program and provide pathways into Brewster for a cohort of promising students from our local region.


Identify and support students who by their presence on campus change our culture and expand the dialogue in our classrooms.

Local Scholars

The Curvey Scholar Program reinforces key touchstones of a Brewster education: access, community engagement, global outlook, transformative experience.

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