For the Honor of Truth

Instilling the utmost care for learning, people, and place.

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In the joy of discovery, young children develop a love of learning that endures for a lifetime.

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Ready for bigger challenges, middle schoolers take on more responsibility for their learning and development under the guidance of caring adults.

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Upper school students realize that while they have much to learn, they also have much to contribute, and dive deeply into the passions that will shape their lives.

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Rooted in the Past, Preparing Students for the Future.

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In a world where vast stores of knowledge are available on one’s phone, students need to learn how to analyze new information, synthesize it with what they know, and form an independent viewpoint.  And with the ability to broadcast to the globe with just a few clicks, it’s imperative that they have a moral framework to guide them.

At Moses Brown, children learn to read with insight, speak persuasively, and write clearly.  It’s all grounded in the Quaker belief that every person matters.  Come see for yourself why after more than two centuries, Moses Brown is still leading the way.

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Providence Poetry Festival

Join literature lovers from around the state for the first–ever Providence Poetry Festival! Major Jackson at the Providence Athenaeum 251 Benefit St, Providence, RI

April 27, 2018 Learn More

The Last Laugh

7:00 p.m. Followed by a video Q&A with director Ferne Pearlstein CO-SPONSORED WITH TEMPLE TORAT YISRAEL THE LAST LAUGH dares to ask: “Are we allowed

May 16, 2018 Learn More

Calling all Wonder Women!

Join Leadership + Design at Moses Brown School June 25-28, 2018 Wonder Women!   This program is for female educational leaders at all points

June 28, 2018 Learn More

News

Providence Poetry Festival

Join literature lovers from around the state for the first–ever Providence Poetry Festival! Major Jackson at the Providence Athenaeum 251 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903 Fri., Apr. 20 5–7:00 p.m. Publicly Complex: Diane Exavier, Rachel Hughes, Kathline Carr Ada Books 150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903 Sat. Apr. 21 6:00 p.m. Literary Film Festival at the Providence […]

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25th Annual AISNE High School Students of Color Conference at MB.

Diversity

This past weekend, Moses Brown School hosted the 25th Annual AISNE High School Students of Color Conference, and as befits this year of youth-led activism, MB students led the way, with many guiding compelling sessions for visitors and peers. The AISNE SoC Conference (The Art of Social Justice) was inspiring and transformative on many levels...

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Moses Brown Announces New Head of Lower School

Community

On behalf of the Lower School Search Committee, Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that the next leader of MB’s Lower School will be Osvaldo José (O.J.) Martí.  O.J. will join the Moses Brown community beginning July 1, 2018. O.J. is currently the founding Head of School at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Middle...

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Moses Brown Robotics Team Heading to World Championships

Innovation

Moses Brown School’s Upper School VEX teams (22 students strong) had an exciting weekend of competition in Worcester, Massachusetts, complete with thrills and spills, exhilaration and exhaustion, and great camaraderie and spirit. Both MB teams performed well and demonstrated great skill and tenacity in the regional competition. In the end, Team Z skillfully piloted their...

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The Science of Snowboarding

Alumni View

Nick Gilson ’07 A catamaran is formed by two hulls for balance, with sails in the middle. Two school environments — MB and Teach for America — might be the hulls supporting the business he now pilots. After graduation, Nick headed to Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Earth & Planetary Sciences, which perhaps gave him...

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2018 RI Scholastic Art Award winners!

Arts

The following MB students have been awarded the 2018 RI Scholastic Art Awards. Congratulation for all your hard work and commitment to the Arts. Abby G. – Gold Key (Drawing) Lucy T. – Silver Key (Printmaking) Jack T. – Gold Key (Painting) American Visions Award Alex F. – Silver Key (Photography) Alexander R. – Silver...

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Sustainability in Performing Arts

Environmentality

By Steve Kidd, performing arts instructor As co-clerk of the sustainability committee, I have learned a lot from those in our community implementing and encouraging sustainable practices in their teaching and everyday lives. Moses Brown’s designation as a Green Ribbon School from the US Department of Education last year has also reinforced the idea that I work at a special...

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Spanish students explore cultural similarities and differences during Progreso Latino trip

Community

By Elena Peterson, upper school Spanish In December, the Spanish 5 class visited Progreso Latino, a multi-service non-profit, community organization in Central Falls to empower RI´s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater socio-economic progress. Having the opportunity to connect with the Latino community close to Moses Brown was an eye-opening experience. During our time...

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Reflecting on the MB, Refugee Dream Center partnership

Community

By Maddy K. ’19   The second big partnership event between Moses Brown and the Refugee Dream Center took place in November. Members of the Youth Mentorship program from RDC played lots of soccer in the small back parking lot last year, and the soccer enthusiasm here at MB has grown with the team sizes and Boys’ Varsity...

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9 students accepted to the 2017 All New England Band Festival

Arts

Nine Moses Brown upper school students have been accepted to the 2017 All New England Band Festival to be held November 20 at Plymouth State University. More than 300 students in grades 10-12th from throughout New England were nominated by their band directors for 200 seats in the two bands that will rehearse and perform...

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The MB Campus: Changes in Place for 2017-18

Campus

The 2016-17 school year was one of dynamic growth on Moses Brown School’s 33-acre campus. Last fall, Moses Brown opened the year with a fully-renovated Walter Jones Library. This renovation accounts for the evolving role of libraries in modern scholarship and for the frequent use of the space for community gatherings, such as Reunion events and...

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