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Lower School


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

Grades 5-8

Middle School


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

Grades 9-12

Upper School


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.


Middle School Mock Trial Delivers Prevailing Performances in the Courtroom

Congratulations to our Middle School Mock Trial team for winning their two recent tournaments, including a May 18 match-up against Wheeler School at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence. This followed months of preparing to defend or prosecute a criminal case. During the trial students performed as witnesses, lawyers, and rule experts. Since December students...

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MB Celebrates Seniors Headed to Play Intercollegiate Sports

On the afternoon of May 26 it was a beautiful day to celebrate our senior student-athletes going on to play intercollegiate sports starting in Fall 2023. Congratulations to everyone! The full list: Frances Aebker (Providence College, Womens’ Tennis) Aidan Aggarwal (Colby College, Baseball) Ryan Anderson (WPI, Football) Salter Arms (Brown University, Track) Peter Buonanno (PG/Princeton...

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Spring All-School Art Show Through May 31

Have you heard the buzz about the All School Art Show on display through May 31 in the Sinclair Room? It’s a three division art show of student work from studio, art, shop, and ceramics classes. Feel free to visit during school hours!

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Author Mitali Perkins Visits Lower School

On Friday, the Lower School at Moses Brown welcomed its first visiting author to the new Debbie Goff Library. Mitali Perkins, a writer of novels for young readers, traveled all the way from her home in California to visit with our school’s youngest readers. One of her favorite activities is visiting schools and speaking with...

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Junior Honored by Friends of Jack Foundation

The Friends of Jack Foundation each year uses National Superhero Day in late April as an opportunity to recognize “superheroes” who go above and beyond to support their program and local children. One such hero is Moses Brown School junior Corey S., who started the upper school Friends of Jack Club to support projects by...

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Medical Service TRIP Reflects MB Humanity in the Dominican Republic

Moses Brown upper school students traveled to the Dominican Republic over spring break in March, carrying on a tradition of supporting El Buen Samaritano Hospital’s provision of free medical care to residents of bateys, settlements near sugar mills. This unique opportunity allows Moses Brown School students to assist U.S., Haitian, and Dominican doctors, translators, and...

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Author Explores the World of Graphic Novel Creation with Middle Schoolers

On Friday, April 28, author and illustrator Jonathan Todd held workshops with middle school students in every level (5-8) in the Sinclair Room. The students very much enjoyed their creative time with Jonathan, with hands-on learning on the topics: how to make a graphic novel, autobiographical comics, and creating a graphic novel page. It was...

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Science Olympiad Team Takes Home Three Gold Medals

Congratulations to the Moses Brown team who competed in the Rhode Island Science Olympiad at Rhode Island College on April 22 against 18 different RI schools in 18 different events. Over eight hours of competition, the group of 13 students had their knowledge tested in science, lab technique, problem-solving, and engineering. Students took home top...

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RI Secretary of State Amore Visits MB History Class

Moses Brown had the pleasure of hosting Rhode Island Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore on April 17 to speak with Jennifer Stewart’s US History class about his role in state government and also voter rights. Jennifer is a member of Rhode Island’s House of Representatives, and Secretary Amore served in the House for 10...

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Visiting Scholar Enriches 8th Grade’s Study of China

Moses Brown School eighth graders in Jon Gold’s history class recently had the opportunity to work with China scholar Isaac Kardon. His research on China’s foreign policy and “law of the sea” overlaps with much of the content of MB’s eighth grade China unit. Isaac is senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Asia Program at...

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Meet the 2023 MBAA Spring Award Recipients!

The Moses Brown Alumni Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Spring Alumni Awards who will be honored at this year’s Reunion celebrations.   25th Reunion Achievement Award The Achievement Award is presented to a member of the 25th Reunion Class in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding service to the community....

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A Glimpse at MB Immersion 2023

Now it in sixth year, MB Immersion offers a wide-range of activities for students to undertake for several concentrated days. These rich opportunities allow them to delve deep into unique types of learning beyond our regular curriculum, such as: building, camping, studying animal anatomy, happiness through dance and food, connecting science with cooking, drawing, building...

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Twelve MB Students took part in Rhode Island’s All-State Music Festival

Over spring break, a large number of Moses Brown student musicians were part of the 83rd Annual All‐State Festival which featured Rhode Island students from grades 7‐12 who attend schools from across the state. As a culmination, on March 26 the festival presented several concerts at The Vets in downtown Providence. Music instructor Steve Toro...

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Moses Brown School Announces David Smallwood as new CFO

Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that David Smallwood will become Moses Brown’s next chief financial officer, effective May 1, 2023. Smallwood, who will succeed Vickie Monta, was selected following a national search led by Moses Brown’s new Head of School, Katie Titus, who begins on July 1, 2023. Deerfield Associates partnered with the...

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4th Grade Effort To Solve Plastic Pollution Problem Makes the News

We’re so proud of our 4th Grade students for their incredible work to urge political leaders to to pass a law to help keep our environment free of plastic. And we’re not the only ones! WPRI visited our Lower School science classroom before spring break to talk with students and teacher Elizabeth Grumbach about what...

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MS Latin Explores Roman Roads

Who knew Roman roads could be so delicious! In Alexa MacMullen’s Middle School Latin 1a class, the most recent chapter in their textbook explored Roman roads. Students read articles about the importance and innovation of Roman roads, and then watched a video in Latin about the construction process of roads. Then they got to the...

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Celebrating 100 Through Creative Counting and Giving to Others

What are some creative ways to count to 100? In addition to counting the days of school so far this year to 100, Pre-Primary students were snacking their way to 100 with an assortment of treats to along the way. Yum! Many Lower School classes have been celebrating the 100 days mark through different fun...

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MBinRep Winter Productions: “The Wolves” & “As You Like It”

MBinRep’s production of The Wolves took place the first week of March in the Woodman Center. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Sarah DeLappe is more than a story about a soccer team, it is a play about growing up and growing into yourself. See photo highlights below. Photos by Sean McConaghy. Hear the student director...

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Middle School Meeting for Worship Reflects on the Ukraine War

To mark the one-year start of the war in Ukraine, on February 22 a group of 8th Grade Middle School students led Middle School’s Meeting for Worship, with a short presentation and query. Before they began, the Middle School String Ensemble performed the Ukrainian National Anthem. Here is an excerpt from their presentation: “This week...

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Student Artists Honored with Prestigious Scholastic Art Awards

Moses Brown is proud to announce two students receiving 2023 Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards are a national arts awards competition presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their...

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MB FUNK: A Joyous Showcase of Student Musical Talent

On February 11 in the Woodman Center, the performing arts department presented MB FUNK, a fantastic and joyous showcase of our music department – featuring Middle and Upper School Jazz Ensembles as well as members of Upper School’s Chorus. Here’s a glimpse!

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Gabe Amo ’05: From Middle House to the White House

Moses Brown alum Gabe Amo ‘05 has gone from Middle House to the White House! Gabe currently works at the White House as a special assistant to the president and deputy director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. He serves as President Biden’s primary liaison to mayors and other local elected officials from...

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MB’s Model UN Delegation Wins Big!

This past weekend, several Upper Schoolers represented Moses Brown at the Boston University Model UN (BOSMUN) Conference. Congratulations to this year’s delegation, which included four students who earned awards for their work: Novia J. (Outstanding Delegate as India with the World Meteorological Organization), Anna C. (Best Position Paper as Ghana on the UN Office on...

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Track Athlete Sophia Gorriaran ’23 Commits to Harvard University

Moses Brown’s Sophia Gorriaran ’23, is the youngest female track and field athlete ever to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Sophia has run 2:00-flat for 800m, and holds the U18 800m WR Indoor, U18 and U20 Outdoor 600m WR, and is a multiple-time national high school class record-holder indoors and outdoors.  Sophia announced her...

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Sophia Gorriaran ’23 to Announce Next Step in Running Career

On Friday, February 10, Moses Brown’s Sophia Gorriaran ’23, one of the nation’s all-time best US high-school middle-distance runners, will announce the next step in her running career. The announcement will be made live on RunnerSpace.com & ArmoryTrack.org at 4:30 pm ET. Click here to tune in! Sophia will be sharing her decision from New...

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MB’s Literary Magazine Omnia Wins NCTE Award

MB’s Literary Magazine Omnia has been recognized by the National Council for the Teaching of English NCTE as a First Class literary magazine, the highest honor for their REALM program. Run and edited by students, the Omnia presents the writing, artwork, and photography composed and designed entirely by Upper School MB students. The REALM, or...

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MB FUNK – Saturday, February 11

7:00pm | Woodman Center This year’s event will feature funk music (and more!) from artists such as Rose Royce, Stevie Wonder, and The Commodores performed by our Middle and Upper School Jazz Ensembles. Tickets: $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students. Come and enjoy great music and, hey, maybe some dancing too. There will also...

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US Students Represent MB in 2023 Ethics Bowl

Twelve MB Upper School students started their Sunday early this week by participating in the Rhode Island High School Ethics Bowl, in partnership with Brown University. This was the seventh straight year MB has participated as a part of the National High School Ethics Bowl competitions, originated by the Parr Center for Ethics at the...

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MB Senior Named Presidential Scholar Candidate

A Moses Brown senior, Abigail L., has been named a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as...

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A Creative Classroom Space Boosts Student Learning

“I appreciate the choice to pick a seat I feel most comfortable in, because it encourages me to be more productive and engaged during class,” senior Hannah P. Upper School humanities teacher M Balrain took a nontraditional approach to their teaching space this school year. Anyone visiting the space will be immediately struck by how...

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US Students Pitch Growing Local Non-Profit

Upper School students concluded their fall semester in Gara Field’s Economics of Social Innovation course with a unique opportunity to become a resource to others outside the classroom. This project-based course teams students up with real world businesses and organizations to help them develop solutions to actual problems. The ultimate goal of the class was...

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Kindergarten and Upper Schoolers Celebrate the Lunar New Year

As a way of celebrating the Lunar New Year this past Sunday, Moses Brown’s Kindergarten joined with upper school Mandarin students yesterday for a Dragon Parade on campus. Spring Festival, which is celebrated by billions of people around the world, is a two-week series of celebrations to mark the new year, and this time marks...

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Jennifer Stewart Makes GoLocal Prov’s 22 in 22 List

Upper School humanities teacher Jennifer Stewart has been chosen to be featured in GoLocalProv.com’s 22 Who Made a Difference in 2022 list! From CEOs to MVPs, to small business owners and champions for the underserved, GoLocal’s 22 Who Made a Difference in 2022 features those who made a significant impact in Rhode Island in the year...

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NASA Mars Rover Webinar Offers Students a Great Opportunity

Are you fascinated by space travel and the Mars Rover missions in particular? On January 11, middle and lower school MB students had the “opportunity” to view a live presentation by Bekah Sosland Siegfriedt (in the photo on the right), Flight Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The discussion was about the Mars Rover, Opportunity....

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Honors Spanish: Understanding Cultural Differences

Honors Spanish students in Elena Peterson’s class have recently been doing presentations about different cultural aspects of various Spanish speaking countries, such as food, dance and more, and comparing these focus points to an American cultural equivalent. “Students absolutely thrive with projects where their voice is heard and even more when they enjoy the topic,”...

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Stories of MB Families Enrich 8th Grade’s Study of Africa

Eighth grade history students had the great fortune of visiting with several Moses Brown parents as part of their recent study of Africa. “Our history class’ study of Africa intersects with the stories of MB families from the regions we are studying,” said teacher Jon Gold. “Learning about other people’s experiences is the great gift...

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Cross-Generational Connections On The Rocks

For first grade and one of its teachers in particular, a unit on rocks in science class turned into an amazing opportunity to establish and reestablish cross-generational connections. Moses Brown School first graders had been learning about the rock cycle and had practiced identifying different rocks and minerals using various tests, explained Lower School science...

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Senior Athletes Interviewed About Their Upcoming Collegiate Careers

In the fall we congratulated three seniors who took part in National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) which is the first step for athletes solidifying their collegiate careers. The students Davis J., (Notre Dame-baseball), Virginia S., (Rollins College-Lacrosse) and Lily P., (Providence College-Field Hockey) were each interviewed by junior Gabe H. for this excellent video...

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Coding Carnival Celebrates Computer Science in Lower School

Whirling robots took over the Debbie Goff Library for a week this December as Lower School celebrated Computer Science Week by taking part in the “Hour of Code,” a global initiative that encourages students to spend one hour doing a computer science activity. Moses Brown School has participated in the annual program since it was...

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Maureen Nagle Presents at National Council of Teachers of English Conference

Middle School English Teacher Maureen Nagle recently attended the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Anaheim, California. She presented with a group of teachers from across the country about “Building Teacher Community” both at Moses Brown and in her work as Education Chair of Reading Across Rhode Island. “NCTE is a community...

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Students Put Their Fingers On The Pulse in 6th Grade Science

MB sixth graders have been studying homeostasis and human body systems. On a recent warm fall day, they were able to head outside for an activity called “Heart Rate & Homeostasis” to do a variety of physical activities (some very active, some very still) to measure their bodily response. “We were testing how the body...

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MB’s Lower School Commemorates Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day

On the morning of November 14, Lower School took part in the Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day, gathering together on the Campanella Field track. “Today we are commemorating the Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day. Many schools across the country are taking time to commemorate Ruby Bridges and her bravery…,” said Head of Lower...

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Moses Brown names new Head of School

We are delighted to announce that Katie Titus has been selected by the Board of Trustees as our next Head of School, effective July 1, 2023. From a pool of three exceptional finalists, Katie was chosen for her vast educational experience, unique balance of humility and vision, and demonstrated ability to build consensus in diverse...

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