MB at-a-glance

Mission Statement

Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire the inner promise of each

student and instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place.

Values

Founded in 1784, Moses Brown is an independent, college preparatory school, enrolling 765 boys and girls, nursery through grade 12. The school's founder — an innovative thinker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur named Moses Brown — envisioned a progressive school that defined excellence. Today, his school continues to help children reach their full potential, academically, spiritually, and athletically.

The MB community is committed to the following:

We engage all constituents in the collaborative process of nurturing students’ growth and supporting their aspirations. We foster self-discovery, learning for its own sake, resourcefulness, and compassion.
  • Friends Education: Promoting academic excellence, scholarship, and service to others within the framework of a vigorous curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a life strongly rooted in the Quaker practices of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.
  • Leadership and Character: Fostering personal achievement and fulfillment, guiding all members of the school community to become informed, compassionate, and engaged global citizens, capable of leading in an ever-changing world. 
  • Community: Building a diverse community that respects all voices, perspectives, and cultures. Honoring the intrinsic value of each person influences our decision making, connects us in essential ways, and merits our full attention.
  • Reflection and Discovery: Creating an atmosphere that promotes reflection and joy in learning — one that inspires students to accept challenges, take pride in their accomplishments, and discover their missions in the world. 
  • Sustainability: Instilling a respect for the right sharing of the earth’s resources by demonstrating regard for the environment, both locally and globally. 
  • Wellness: Developing our students’ personal, social, and physical well-being through individual and collaborative experiences that promote a healthy community and school culture.

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Quick facts

Founded in 1784

770 boys and girls

Early learning through grade 12

Friends education, honoring each person's inner promise

A student-faculty ratio of 8:1

Sixty-five percent of Moses Brown faculty hold advanced degrees

Thirty percent of students receive need-based financial aid