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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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News

New Fitness Center to Debut this Spring

“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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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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Back to the Future with Kevin Perry

Campus

Staff Spotlight: Kevin Perry, Plant Manager Since starting at MB in 1997, Kevin Perry has been a part of countless projects that have transformed the campus, including the renovation of Middle House, construction of the Woodman Center, and now the renovation and expansion of the lower school. Overseeing and maintaining the physical plant of one...

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From the Head of Upper School: Seeking Joy

Community

I hope this finds you well as we ride this next wave of Covid. This past week and a half has been a challenging one for our community, of which I am sure you have a sense and perhaps have felt personally as well. I want to open with gratitude for teachers and advisors who...

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Art Helps Bring Student Heroes to Life

Academic Highlights

Their work is on display through January 14 in the Sinclair Room as part of the All-School Art Show Three second grade artists with work on display in the art show visited the gallery in the Sinclair Room to explain the inspiration behind the pieces. These projects were part of a multi-disciplinary unit involving elements...

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Alumna Perspective: Mia Rotondi Puddington ’09, MBAA

Alumni View

Mia Rotondi Puddington ’09 has been a member of the Moses Brown Alumni Association board since 2018 and is the Local Committee Clerk. Mia attended Connecticut College after MB, then worked in marketing in Boston before deciding to pursue her passion for teaching. She completed her master’s degree at Brown and recently taught English at...

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Third Graders Find a Bridge To Learning

Academic Highlights

A solid lesson plan starts with a good base. Elizabeth Grumbach, Lower School science teacher, is exploring a popular subject with third grade: bridges. Students have memories of crossing interesting bridges while traveling, and they use their own experiences to help dissect bridge construction in detail; it’s part of their study of civil engineering, design...

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First Time at the Wheel

Arts

Slow down, watch your wheel speed, take your time and restart if you need to. No, it’s not a driver’s ed class for this class of sophomores, but the final days of Intro to Ceramics 101, an Upper School art elective taught by new faculty member Lawrence Timmins. Though this is Lawrence’s first MB semester,...

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Middle School Musicians Take the Lead

Arts

It’s Tuesday morning, 10:15, and the middle school Wind Ensemble is warming up. A clarinet is running scales. The bass drum booms as a percussionist loosens his arms. Trumpet bells are covered in black fabric, a pandemic accommodation, while sun streams through the Ross House windows, shimmering off French horns, saxophones, and xylophones. Amidst it...

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10 Seniors Inducted Into The Moses Brown Chapter Of Cum Laude

Academic Highlights

This fall, ten seniors were inducted into the Moses Brown Chapter of Cum Laude. Induction is based on evaluation of academic success with attention to good citizenship during the students’ years at MB. Inductees: Abigail B., Ruby H., Casey L., Suzanne L., Brigid O., Lila S., Chuqing S., Eli W., Sadie W., Zane Z. Congratulations!...

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MB Hockey Plays at the Dunk for Epilepsy Awareness

Athletics

This December, the MB boys hockey team played Portsmouth Abbey at the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence. The game was a special one: MB played to raise awareness for epilepsy, a condition that affects millions and hits close to home for the team. Tickets for the game included admission to the Providence Bruins vs....

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MB and Friendship: The Class of 1982

Alumni View

With MB’s return to coeducation in 1976, the 1980s was the decade when students joined together as classmates and friends in the school’s first full decade of coeducation in 50 years. Students forged bonds quickly. “At one point or another, every person in our class shared a class, was on the same team or in...

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A Tale of Two Choruses

Arts

Similarities and differences between youth and adult vocal groups Chad Putka is Lower School’s indispensable Music Director – working with students nursery through 5th grade in music classes, directing the Lower School Chorus and guiding musical productions (Lion King will be presented in January!). He’s not just great at directing music, he’s also adept at...

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Pitch Perfecting

Expert Thinking

This fall, Burnham House has been the center of operations for an upper school economics class – led by MB’s own CFO, Vickie Monta. The elective math class, Economics of Business, has explored a range of finance topics with students not only focused on the bottom line but big dreams, as they prepare to pitch...

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The Runci Barbershop Quartet

Alumni View

The Runci family’s bond is grounded in their education at Moses Brown: three generations in 70 years. In many families, the generations share a common passion, enjoyed together. Love for the arts, the natural world, or a sport, can help to connect us to parents and grandparents, as we mature and grow. The Runci family’s...

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