- When do I find out my roommate?
- How do I do laundry if I do not purchase E&R Laundry service?
- What should I do for banking?
- What happens if I bring an item on the “do not bring” list?
- What is the Academic Dress Code?
- What if I miss a meal?
- What types of religious services are in town?
- What types of shops, restaurants, and services are available in Wolfeboro?
- What if I get sick?
- Can I bring/acquire a pet?
- What if I forget to bring toiletries?
- What is there to do on the weekends?
Submitting your roommate selection form is just the first step in the process. Making sure this is done is essential. Nevertheless, as changes are made right up through the opening of school, dorm and room assignments are first released at registration. If you have special needs or concerns, please reach out to the Director of Residential Life directly.
E&R is not the only way to get your laundry done on campus. There are washers/dryers available in the basement of the Estabrook Dining Hall for use by all. The system requires a $5 bill to get the initial laundry card and then you can fill that card however you’d like using their website.
There are two banks close to campus - Citizens Bank and TD Bank. It is easy to open an account with either bank during orientation or even before you come to campus. While some parents opt to regularly replenish their student’s deposit account with the Business Office, this fund can only be used for on-campus purchases.
The majority of the items on the “do not bring list” are there because they pose a safety concern of some kind and/or are not conducive to the learning/living environs of the dorm. Should you need to bring something on the “do not bring” list please reach out to the Director of Residence Life directly. If you mistakenly bring an item from the list, hand it in to your dorm parent, and they will allow you to take it home over break.
Brewster Academy believes in maintaining an atmosphere where a sense of pride and developing self-discipline and personal strengths are reflected in the dress code. The academic dress code celebrates a respect for learning and is also an important expression and recognition of the Brewster Pillars.
Dress pants, corduroy pants, khakis, or capris; all pants must have pockets and zippers
Dresses (not strapless), skirts, shorts (all within fingertip length)
Collared, tucked-in, buttoned dress shirt (only top button undone), blouse, or turtleneck worn with a belt
Sweaters with dress code top underneath
Appropriate footwear (dress shoes, boots, athletics shoes or sandals in excellent condition)
Leggings/tights only to be worn with dress or skirt
All clothing should be free of writing and should not promote inappropriate behavior
No hats, sunglasses, or headphones
Hair must be a uniform, natural color
Students are expected to be clean shaven at all times unless an exemption is granted
No exposed pierced jewelry other than in the ear without permission
No exposed skin (e.g. midriff, strapless, backless)
No denim of any kind, color, or resemblance
Considerations for other types of exposed jewelry and/or medical and religious exemptions from the shaving policy should be directed to the upper and lower school deans.
Required for some formal meals, award assemblies, and other occasions throughout the year
Blazer with dress pants and a belt, button-down collared shirt with tie
Dress or skirt of fingertip length, with a shawl or cardigan
Dress slacks with dress blouse
Formal attire representing a student’s international and/or cultural identity
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Dress slacks: corduroy, khakis, no jeans or sweatpants
Dress shorts or skirts (all within fingertip length)
A prominently displayed, Brewster Academy top (no tank tops)
There are ample food options in town and a few even deliver directly to campus. Try the steak and cheese from Huck’s or the chicken finger sub from Three Sister’s. Decide which of the five pizza places in town is best or place an order with West Lake, and sushi could be at your fingertips in minutes.
There are a number of various Christian services within walking distance. The Catholic church is about 10 minutes away, the nearest synagogue is about 45 minutes away and the nearest mosque is about an hour away. If you are interested in attending services regularly and/or would like to attend for major holidays, reach out to the Weekend Activities Coordinator, and they will be sure to get you there.
Our Health Center is top notch and right on campus. If you happen to wake up sick in the morning or are feeling under the weather in general, dress for school and report to the health center before the start of your first class. If you wake in the middle of night ill, please contact your dorm parent for support.
Quality nurses staff the center throughout the day and evening and are on-call throughout the night to care for students who are ill and in need of overnight monitoring and TLC. Our Medical Director and his colleagues from Wolfeboro Pediatrics (located one block away) hold office hours at the Health Center three days a week for evaluation of acute illness or injury as well as for management of chronic medical or mental health conditions and are available 24/7 for consultation. For more pressing medical emergencies, Huggins Hospital is one block away.
From on campus activities to off, every weekend offers an array of opportunities. Nearly every weekend features a service activity, a movie/mall trip, a chance to take advantage of our location (lake, mountains, etc) and other seasonal excursions like haunted hay rides, corn mazes, ski trips, and water parks. On campus, a number of students choose to stick around for game shows, coffee houses, dodgeball events, and all sorts of other fun.