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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.


Matilda: Behind-The-Scenes of Moses Brown’s First All-School Musical

Matilda is an award-winning musical based on Roal Dahl’s classic children’s novel. Moses Brown all-school show featured the work of over 70 MB students from all three divisions spanning 3rd to 12th grade and was staged in late November  in the Woodman Center. This video features discussions with a variety of production members.  “This is […]

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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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Collaboration Brings Shakespeare to Life for Eighth Grade English Classes

Eighth grade English students put their acting skills to the test performing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Woodman Center for their peers and families this November. The performance was the culmination of two months of intensive classwork reading the play, learning lines, blocking, collaborating with others, and learning the complexities of the...

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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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Five MB Students Honored as Merit Commended Scholars

Congratulations to the five MB seniors who were recognized this fall as Commended Students by the National Merit organization. We are very proud of Jaeson D., Esha K., Abigail L. (not in photo), Charlotte L., and Mia N. for this acknowledgement of academic excellence. Each fall, a selection of high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive...

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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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MBAA Celebrates Two Fall Alumni Award Recipients

The Moses Brown Alumni Association and friends joined together to kick off Homecoming weekend on Thursday, October 13 at the annual Fall Alumni Awards Reception. The event celebrated two accomplished Moses Brown alumni: Rosa Heyman ’09, executive digital editor at Cosmopolitan; and Ted Fischer ’83, co-founder & CEO at Ageless Innovation, LLC. Rosa Heyman ’09...

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Rwandan Genocide Survivor Encourages Students To Be Agents of Change

Moses Brown School recently welcomed internationally-recognized human rights activist Jacqueline Murekatete to the Woodman Center, where she shared her incredible story as a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Moses Brown eighth graders and upper schoolers were joined by students from schools across Rhode Island for the event presented in partnership with the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust...

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We love November: Fall Sports Head Into Playoffs

Every single one of Moses Brown’s fall teams qualified to compete in the RIIL playoffs. Congratulations for what has already been a fantastic season so far. “I honestly believe that we have a very good chance that several of our teams will go deep into the tournament. If you haven’t had the opportunity to get...

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Learning Music is Spooky Fun at Lower School’s Halloween Sing

Nursery through Second Grade gathered in late October for an annual tradition: the Halloween Sing. It took place in the Debbie Goff Library within the new Mencoff Commons, which is a perfect spot for a small performance! There was certainly a lot of Halloween fun on display, which was guided with charm by Lower School...

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Sixth Grade Archaeologists Explore the Past

Through a collaboration with Brown University, Moses Brown students are able to explore archaeology in a hands-on way, just a few minutes walk outside their classroom. The Archaeology of College Hill is a course offered by Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology. Starting in 2015, Moses Brown has hosted the program, which uses part of...

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EXPO Weekend Gathers MB Community in Joyful Celebration

Moses Brown School welcomed alumni alongside current and prospective families for its annual EXPO celebration on October 14 and 15, featuring Harvest Dinner, Homecoming activities, and an Admission Open House. Photo gallery (photos by Peter Goldberg except as noted) A Joyful Celebration Students, alumni, families, and faculty/staff joined one another on the back circle Friday...

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Ten MB Seniors Inducted into Cum Laude Society

On October 11, ten seniors were inducted into the Moses Brown Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. The founders of the society modeled Cum Laude after Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society at the...

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The Enduring Magic of Middle School Team Trips

“It’s like I’m in a new family now.” After a two year hiatus, Moses Brown’s Middle School was collectively overjoyed to resume Team Trips, held this year September 13-16. From its inception in 1978, this beloved start-of-the-year ritual has grown to what Jared Schott, Head of Middle School calls “a rite of passage.” Three teams...

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Pedal Power: Bike for “Lungs”

A play concerned with climate change aims for a carbon-neutral performance MB Theater’s two-person production of the play Lungs (tickets/info) was already ambitious, given that it leans on the considerable talents of just a couple student actors over its 85 minute run-time. The play is also student co-directed. Just as ambitious is the aim to...

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Instrument Night Opens Up A World of Music

In mid-September, 3rd and 4th grade aspiring student musicians and their parents/guardians took their first step into the world of music performance. Near the start of each school year, the music department provides a chance for interested students to get hands-on experience with a variety of instruments and select just the right musical match for...

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Upper School Retreat Builds Community and Bonds

By Jake M. ’23 Due to COVID-19 pandemic realities, the past two and a half years have not been easy for the Moses Brown Upper School community. Students have had to see each other with masks on or through a laptop screen. As a result, relationships between students within our community have been diminished. I...

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Bringing reality to the rehearsal process

During the last week of August, student actors Reese M. ’24 and Alice M. ’24 stood in the middle of a rehearsal space upstairs in the Woodman Center. The room was as spare as the script for Lungs, the emotional character drama they will be presenting later this fall. The only furniture was for the...

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Karin Morse ’79 Continues to Make a Difference

For almost four decades, Karin Morse ’79 has been a teacher, advisor, coach, Dean of Students, Director of Alumni Relations, and friend to generations of colleagues and alumni. Back in January, she took on a newly created position as Senior Alumni Engagement Officer and School Historian. This new position leverages Karin’s deep institutional knowledge and...

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Visit our new School Store!

Moses Brown’s School Store has moved! Now even more accessible to our community, the school store is located on the Ground level of Middle House’s East Wing right across from the entrance of Friends Hall. All are welcome to explore this new space which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:45 am to 3:15...

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Jason Engle ’98 becomes Clerk of MB Alumni Association

Dave Murphy ’91 stepped down as clerk of the Moses Brown Alumni Association in June and passed the torch to Jason Engle ’98. The self-governing board for all MB alumni, the MBAA coordinates a range of events and experiences for alumni to stay connected with the school and each other. “My experience as Clerk was...

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MB senior named National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to senior Jack E. for being named a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state. This year just 41 seniors in Rhode Island have been recognized in this way. To learn...

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