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News

MB Theatre presents “Chicago: Teen Edition” May 19-22

May 19-22 | Woodman Center | Buy Tickets Updated showtimes: Thurs. 5/19 – 7:30 | Saturday 5/21 – 7:30 | Sunday 5/22 – 1:00 & 7:30. The Moses Brown Theatre Department is proud to present its Upper School spring musical, Chicago: Teen Edition. Set in the height of the jazz age, we follow the story […]

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Memory Box

Arts

For graduating seniors, whether the MB journey encompasses 4 years or 14, it’s hard to sum it all up or put all those experiences, feelings, and lessons into one neat box – but at MB, seniors are asked to. In a 6×6 inch clay tile box, to be exact. With some bumps in the annual...

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Statement Regarding The Events In Buffalo

Community

Dear Moses Brown Community, The deadly events that unfolded in Buffalo, NY over the weekend are weighing heavily on my heart and mind today. What appears to be the specific targeting and murder of black people by a white male is a shocking and deplorable demonstration of the racial hatred that some in this country...

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Moved for MB

Alumni View

Dr. Keith Monchik ’90 Squash team captain, Model UN representative, volunteer, parent, board member, student and assistant trainer … orthopaedic surgeon Keith Monchik has played many roles over the years at Moses Brown. He’s been on campus in one way or another since he joined Moses Brown in 1983, as a new sixth grader. Keith...

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From Matt: Celebrating Bruce, Randy, Kristin, Tom, and Kevin

Community

Dear Moses Brown Community, As I near the end of my tenure as Head of School, it has been immensely gratifying to reflect with many of you on the stories, memories and accomplishments of the past 13 years — and I look forward to sharing more in person at our community celebration on May 20....

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MB’s Fitness Center is Open for Business

Athletics

MB’s new Taleghani Family Community Fitness Center opened on April 25 — a 3,300 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that provides a wide range of fitness and strength training equipment for everyone across all ages and activity levels. Senior Zane Z., a member of the Student Senate sub committee that helped develop plans for the fitness...

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MB Camps: where best friends are born

Summer Camp

Moses Brown has offered rewarding and exciting camp programs for more than 50 years! Each year is a chance to create new memories with different offerings and new friends. Children enjoy the use of all Moses Brown facilities, including the state-of-the-art artificial turf field, soccer field, softball diamond, wood shop, ceramic studio, computer labs, Y-lab,...

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Lessons from Immersive Learning

Academic Highlights

Upper School Immersion took place April 4-7. During this week, students are given the opportunity to become fully engrossed in one activity or project. These activities are very different from what they experience on a typical school day. Exploring cheese, calligraphy, designing escape rooms or electric vehicles, rock climbing, understanding the science behind cooking, making...

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So good to be MB Back Together

Community

What an incredible evening for MB on April 23! Thank you to the 300+ guests who came to the Woodman Family & Community Performance Center for MB Back Together this past Saturday to build community and raise money for scholarship support. The Woodman Center was festive and beautiful, with great food, conversations and laughter that...

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From the Head of Lower School: Broader Perspectives

Academic Highlights

As we know from our own lives and experiences, it’s important sometimes to pause our regular routines, open our minds, and focus on something new. Facilitating and encouraging a broader, global perspective is one of the pillars of the Moses Brown education; we believe in bringing the world to our classrooms and our classrooms to...

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From the Head of Upper School: Immersive Learning

Academic Highlights

During Upper School Immersion, I had the pleasure of assisting with the Filmmaking and Photography course. Fourteen students worked together to document Immersion. When we first met, we brainstormed questions to guide our work: *What are the benefits to learning outside the classroom? *In what ways can these activities or learnings or experiences further help...

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MB Student Named 2022 National Merit Scholar

Academic Highlights

Congratulations to senior Eli W. for being selected as a 2022 National Merit Scholarship winner! Eli was chosen from 15,000 outstanding finalists and will receive a scholarship. The nationwide pool of finalists represents less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors. The journey to National Merit Scholar starts when over 1.5 million juniors...

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Earth Week at MB: Tending a Garden and Appreciating Trees

Academic Highlights

For Earth Week, Upper School Environmental Council students partnered with lower schoolers on activities which celebrated and increased student understanding of our planet and why it’s important to protect it. Monday offered a great, sunny morning to be out in our community garden. The EC members guided first graders in cleaning up and preparing peas...

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Author/Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka to Present at MB on May 3

Community

Public Welcome Moses Brown is pleased to welcome author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka – author of the Lunch Lady series and the National Book Award finalist, Hey, Kiddo – to campus on Tuesday, May 3, 6-7:00pm, to read and present in the Woodman Center. The presentation is part of a two-day visit that will see Jarrett...

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Care for People

Athletics

Congratulations to Joyce Champlin Freeman, recipient of this year’s Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award from the Moses Brown Alumni Association. MB’s certified Athletic Trainer, Joyce has been a member of the Athletics department for many years and will receive her award at Reunion this May. Joyce joined MB in 1990, with her freshly-minted M.Ed....

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Falcons, Hawks, and Owls: Oh My!

Academic Highlights

Sixth graders got a hoot out of some very special visitors to Moses Brown. Students in English and science classes have recently been studying a unit on birds, and to conclude their courses, the students were able to visit with real birds of prey and experience two exciting presentations that brought their studies to life....

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Celebrating Moses Brown’s Rich History

Alumni View

Dedication of Odell Archives & Reading Room – May 7 at 10 a.m. (Reunion)  Moses Brown School has a rich archive, a carefully conserved trove of historic materials dating back to the founding of the school in 1784. These carefully conserved artifacts document the many generations of people who have formed its community and the...

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Field Observation of Birds Inspires and Reinforces Learning

Academic Highlights

Students in our upper school Ornithology class (the study of birds) recently had the opportunity to visit Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown. Their teacher Eric Aaronian shares that “despite chilly, windy, and foggy conditions, the class had a great day, seeing 45 different species.”...

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MBAA To Recognize Award Recipients at Reunion 2022

Alumni View

Congratulations! MB Alumni Association Recognizes Alumni Award Winners at 2022 Reunion Hyun Kim ’97 25th Reunion Achievement Award Years before embarking on his career in global politics, Hyun’s role on Student Senate at MB gave him his first experience working with others for the greater good. Hyun attended MB from seventh to twelfth grades as...

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Obertones visit MB for an exchange of music

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown was lucky enough to host the Obertones on campus on April 6 for a collaborative music session with Lower School Chorus. The Obertones are a successful traveling men’s and nonbinary a capella group from Oberlin College in Ohio. We’re fortunate that Lower School Music Instructor Chad Putka is an Oberlin graduate and was...

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Arbor Day at the Moses Brown Arboretum

Campus

Friday, April 29 3:15 – 4:30 pm To help celebrate the accreditation of Moses Brown’s campus as an official arboretum, we invite community members to join us in celebrating the wonderful trees and woody plants found on our historic campus on Arbor Day this year. On Friday, April 29, after school, faculty member Tom Andrew...

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A Play Festival with Lower, Middle and Upper School Collaborators!

Academic Highlights

The upcoming Nursery and Pre-Primary Play Festivals are a true collaboration from across our school. The creation began with 8th grade drama students working with Nursery and Pre-Primary students through an interview process to develop story ideas. Afterward, ideas from the meetings were turned into completed plays by the 8th graders. With the plays now...

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Life Drawing Lessons

Arts

Upper school Painting and Drawing and AP Art classes this year have had the exciting opportunity to experience drawing sessions with live models. During the sessions, students form a circle around a model who poses in various positions for set durations, determined by visual arts instructors Kristin Street and Dominique Avila ‘11. “Drawing is the...

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Neil Beranbaum ’86 Comes Full Circle

Alumni View

Neil Beranbaum ’86 P ’22’24’28 brought his MB experience full circle recently when he came back to the classroom to speak to Upper School students in Tara Tsakraklides’ two AP Environmental Science classes. Neil is certainly at home here at MB – as an alumnus, current parent, former Trustee and former Clerk of the Moses...

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Renaissance Teacher

World-Class Teachers

“Buon Giorno,” greets Dr. Chandra Harris, as upper school students enter her Friends Hall classroom. “Come stai?” What kind of day are you having? “Così così,” one student responds. It’s early in the day, so “so so” may yet improve. It’s a February early in the spring semester in Chandra’s Seminar in Italian Language and...

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Molly Bliss ’86 to Speak at Commencement 2022

Alumni View

Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that Dr. Molly Bliss ’86 will be our 2022 Commencement speaker on June 9. “It is such an honor to be speaking at Moses Brown,” says Molly, a recipient of the MBAA’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2006). Molly is perhaps best known to many at MB for leading...

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Exploring 100, Through Counting and Service

Academic Highlights

MB’s Kindergarten found a creative way to connect their study of the number 100 to a collection effort for Camp Street Ministries. The project began as a countdown to 100 days of school; they wanted to visually explore the number 100 in concrete ways as well. To that end, along with other lower school classes,...

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Welcome to Moses Brown!

Community

Welcome to Moses Brown! In this video, students and teachers share what the love most about learning and teaching at our school. 

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MB’s New Community Fitness Center Is Getting In Shape

Athletics

Who’s ready to get back to “The Box,” soon to be known as our new Community Fitness Center? MB’s beloved fitness center is undergoing a big upgrade and a location change (to the space previously known as “The Box”) and Athletic Director AJ Kizekai has some exciting things to preview! Progress on the renovation has been...

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A fun glimpse of Middle School’s “Into The Woods Jr”

Arts

This winter’s Middle School musical production was Into the Woods Jr., wonderfully staged in the Woodman Center in late February. The musical, by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and playwright James Lapine, is a groundbreaking musical fairytale featuring a retelling of Brothers Grimm stories.

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Four MB seniors named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Academic Highlights

Congratulations to four MB seniors who have been named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program: Kevin L., Casey L., Eli W. and Nathan X. They are now in a pool of roughly 15,000 finalists from which 7,500 scholarship winners will be selected. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding academic achievement! To learn more...

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What a Winter! Quakers Find Postseason Success

Athletics

MB student-athletes have performed at a consistently high level this year. Our winter teams sustained the record of success that has had every fall and winter team qualify for post-season competition. A whopping 52 MB winter athletes were honored with end of season awards! There were 32 All-Division selections, 13 All-Class selections and 7 All-State...

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From Jared Schott: Babies, Taxes, and Personal Finances

Academic Highlights

It’s 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday morning. An 8th grader leans into my office door to ask if my advisee has arrived at school because they have to go “get the baby.” A few minutes later, Katie Goldman “delivers” a baby for another one of my advisees who is running a few minutes late. Raising children...

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What Lights You Up?

Arts

Student spotlight: Emmett L. ’28 The lights are low and the spotlight is on center stage as middle school performers line up to rehearse their next musical number in the Woodman Center on a Thursday afternoon. In the audience, two shadow figures behind the glow of computer screens are orchestrating the perfect ambience to set...

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Senator Whitehouse Thanks MB’s Third Grade

Academic Highlights

Third Grade students have studied whales and the challenges they face in Science class. After learning about the North-Atlantic Right Whales, which are one of the most endangered of all large whales, each of them wrote a letter to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse advocating for their protection. Senator Whitehouse nicely responded to the students with...

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Meaningful Reading

Academic Highlights

Tucked up under the eaves of third floor Ross House, a story is unfolding by the windows overlooking the Front Circle of campus. English faculty member Samantha Kravitz is reading The Diary of Anne Frank with her sixth grade class. They recently had a week of “history,” learning about the Holocaust — genocide, antisemitism, the...

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Five Students Named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Academic Highlights

February 2022 Five Moses Brown seniors have been named candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. Congratulations to: Wyatt H. Meredith J. Kevin L. Casey L. Eli W. Congratulations to these members of the class of 2022. The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and...

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MB Student Named RI Poetry Ambassador

Arts

Senior Lourdes N. has been named Rhode Island’s new Youth Poetry Ambassador which was announced by the state’s Poet Laureate Tina Cane and the Rhode Island Center for the Book on February 3. Lourdes serves as editor in chief of MB’s literary magazine, Omnia. She shares that her goal as ambassador is to “create an...

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Upper School Ensembles Showcased in Winter Concerts

Arts

Two fantastic Upper School winter concerts were presented in the Woodman Center featuring the Chorus, Versatones, String Orchestra (January 26) with a second performance featuring the Jazz, Percussion, and Wind Ensembles (January 31). These shows had limited audiences, but recordings are available here for you to enjoy!

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Alumnus Perspective: Bob Samors ’77, Moses Brown Alumni Association

Alumni View

Why I Got Involved with the MBAA Robert Samors ’77 has been a member of the Moses Brown Alumni Association board since 2019 and is now the clerk for the MBAA’s national programs. Bob now calls Silver Spring, Maryland home, where he works as a science policy consultant, after stints in Rome, Geneva and across...

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Middle School Heading “Into the Woods” This February

Arts

Stamping feet, a high energy warm-up is filling the stage and the air of Woodman one midwinter afternoon as a dozen middle schoolers shake off the school day and tackle preliminary work for Into The Woods, coming to stage at the end of February. If you enter the Woodman Center after school, you’ll most likely...

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Alumni Leadership Bettering MB

Alumni View

Alumni involvement integral to Moses Brown When alumni were students at Moses Brown, they may not have always been aware of the leadership behind the scenes of the school. In addition to the school’s administrative team, the school is joined by an extensive array of community members, joining in leadership on the school’s Board of...

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Alum entrepreneur shares life and business wisdom with students

Alumni View

Staying true to your vision, sharing authentic customer stories, and never giving up were some of the core bits of wisdom shared with MB students by Nick Gilson ’07, co-founder and CEO of Gilson Snow, a globally-known manufacturer of skis and snowboards. Nick discussed his growing innovative and values-driven company during a Zoom with students...

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True Blue

Thank you for being Thank you to everyone who has been a volunteer leader, member of The Grove (loyal donors), The Front Circle (leadership contributors) or our Obadiah Brown Society (our legacy contributors)!  We thrived last year because so many people contributed in so many ways: volunteering time, sharing expertise, and supporting the school philanthropically....

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Blizzard Memories

Campus

MB Remembers the Blizzard of ’78 This weekend’s blizzard, with 20+ inches across Providence and Rhode Island, led many at MB to recall past snowstorms — in particular, the historic blizzard of 1978 which hit Hope and Lloyd on February 6, 1978 and closed the campus for several days. When it was over, after 33...

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MB Celebrates Lunar New Year with a Dragon Dance

Community

This week, MB classes marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year, an important holiday for billions of people in east and southeast Asia and around the world. The holiday’s two-week celebration began today, February 1. This year, the celebration brought together students in Qiong Waters’ Upper School Mandarin class and our Kindergarteners. They collaborated...

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The Physics of Sledding

Academic Highlights

What better method to learn physics than flying down a hill on a sled! Upper School students in Tara Tsakraklides’ science class took advantage of the recent major snowfall for a hands-on activity called “The Physics of Sledding.” The goal was to use data collected from the field to find the coefficient of friction of...

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Lion King Gratitude

Arts

Thanks to the students, teachers, and production team who gave so much creativity and time toward making our Lower School production of Lion King KIDS such a tremendous success on January 20! Thanks also to the parent volunteers who helped with costume design and dance rehearsals. It was a true testament to the power of...

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MS Teacher Maureen Nagle Awarded NETA’s Public Media Award

Faculty View

Moses Brown is excited to share that Middle School English Teacher Maureen Nagle has received a Public Media Award from The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for the project “Evening for Educators,” which she has led for Read Across Rhode Island, a community reading program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book. NETA announced...

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Writing Journeys: Grade 4

Lower School

One chilly day this January, the distractions of the new year settle to a minimum inside one lower school classroom. Fourth grade is focused on bringing their notes on immigration to the next step in their writing journey. Students type away, busily tap, tap, tapping on keyboards. It’s nearly completely quiet; students are so focused...

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Put Your Thinking Caps On!

Academic Highlights

Seventh grade students had a hands (and heads) on experience in Caitlin Kelly’s science class this past week. After a unit of studying brain anatomy and physiology, students put their own brains to the test (literally), using swim caps to learn about the different parts of the human brain. Before the fun could begin, Caitlin...

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Stepping Up to the Plate

Expert Thinking

The “Shark Tank” Comes to Woodman It’s Wednesday afternoon in the Woodman Family Community & Performing Arts Center. The lights dim, spotlights swirl, a familiar yet ominous theme song plays. There’s no turning back. You’re in the Shark Tank. Anyone would be intimidated facing these sharks and their larger than life personas – tech entrepreneur...

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A Little ‘Dose of Happiness’

Community

Could you use a little Dose of Happiness? That’s the title of an e-newsletter shared with the junior class by Ty A.’23. Ty has been publishing the newsletter for the past few years and recently started sharing it with the whole upper school. “The Dose of Happiness is all about finding the light in the...

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MB Alum Jeff Sparr Featured In Creativity And Mental Health Documentary

Alumni View

The inspiring short documentary PeaceLove’ Healing Workshop highlights Jeff Sparr’s ’81 P’19 personal story, and explores the power creativity has to improve people’s lives by supporting emotional wellbeing through expression. Jeff is the co-founder of PeaceLove studios based in Pawtucket where much of the piece was filmed, as well as other Providence locations including Moses...

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New Fitness Center to Debut this Spring

Athletics

“The Box” gets an upgrade The Waughtel-Howe Field House is the home of MB’s many athletic teams and hosts lower- and middle-school Physical Education activities all year. This past year, MB took a close look at its fitness offerings and embarked on plans to offer a new upgraded Fitness Center which will be relocated to...

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Friendship at the Corner of Hope & Lloyd

Community

“We challenge and inspire each other, which I think is a key to long-lasting friendships.” Upper school faculty member Abby Phyfe has maintained a connection to Amy Newbold in Vermont and Samara Estroff in Minnesota, since they all started teaching together at MB in the early 2000s. Moses Brown’s stately elms have not only witnessed...

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Middle School Day of Service Honors Dr. King 

Service

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   This week, students across...

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Inspired to Action: Lower School Looks at the Legacy of Dr. King

Service

MB’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued this week in the Lower School. Across grades, students focused on MLK and his legacy. In third grade, students watched a video of King’s I Have a Dream speech and looked at the words Dr. King  shared during his life. They discussed phrases that resonated with...

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