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Goal Driven

Athletics

Lindsay P. ’22 Being on a soccer field feels like home to senior Lindsay P. Despite exchanging her cleats for a racket at MB (due to injury), the soccer pitch still makes the perfect setting to catch up with this MB student-athlete – as it’s what initially brought her to Moses Brown. Her years of...

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Sunny Squares in Three Oaks

Academic Highlights

On a sunny Wednesday in October, MB’s historic art studio busily hums with the sound of conversation and snipping scissors. Sarah Barnum, lower school art teacher, is introducing students to the concept of Notan squares, which explore the intersection of dark and light, of positive and negative space. These fifth-graders tackled this foundational concept in...

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Pumpkin Fest 2021

Community

This Thursday, October 28 (3:15-4:15), Moses Brown will welcome the return of …. Pumpkin Fest! Pumpkin Fest is a fun chance for students to carve and decorate pumpkins as a lower school community and will take place on the Front Circle this year. MB’s annual pumpkin carving bash is hosted by Head of School Matt Glendinning...

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Two students named National Merit Commended Scholars

Academic Highlights

Two Moses Brown students, Wyatt H. ‘22 and Sadie W. ‘22, have been recognized as Commended Scholars by the National Merit organization. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise each year. Commended Students placed among the top 5% of students who entered this year’s competition by taking the...

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Two MB students recognized as National African American Program Scholars

Academic Highlights

Congratulations to Wyatt H. ‘22 and Izzy M. ‘23 for being honored by the College Board as National African American Recognition Program Scholars. The College Board Recognition Programs identifies qualifying students who have excelled in their classroom work and on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams. More information.

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Four MB seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that four seniors have been named as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program: Kevin L., Casey L., Eli W. and Nathan X. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Congratulations to our Semifinalists on this outstanding academic achievement!....

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Expo weekend welcomes visitors, celebrates MB community

Community

The MB community turned out in enthusiastic force on October 15 and 16 for Harvest Dinner, Open House, and Homecoming, opening its doors to a record number of current and prospective families for this annual Expo celebration. [See photo galleries for: Harvest Dinner | Open House/Homecoming] Happy to be together again Hundreds of guests joined...

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MB EXPO sports roundup

Athletics

MB teams had a beautiful day for competition and large crowds to cheer them on. For Field Hockey, it was a hard-fought effort but unfortunately, they came up short in the 2-1 loss to rival East Greenwich. Virginia S. scored the lone goal with the assist from Lily P., Ava P. (sister to former MB...

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AP Environmental class tests the waters

Academic Highlights

Students evaluate the water quality of the ponds at Blackstone Park, impacted by runoff from local communities. An upper school AP Environmental Class on Sept. 14 made the short trip to nearby Blackstone Park to test the water quality of two ponds there, one that’s fed by runoff from the local community and the other...

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Homecoming Kicks Off!

Athletics

MB Homecoming Launches on a Sunny Afternoon and Under the Lights Homecoming Week kicked off this Friday, October 8th with an exciting afternoon and evening of Quaker athletic action. Fans cheered on Girls’ Varsity Tennis (a victory against Wheeler) – and students attending the match received a special Quaker Nation Homecoming 2021 t-shirt and special...

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From the head of school: Regeneration

Head of School

On the morning of September 15, I gathered with other members of Moses Brown’s faculty and staff around a stately oak tree on our campus. It was going to be removed as part of our Lower School renovation, and we wanted to stand silently together and honor this venerable tree’s contributions to generations of Moses...

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Alumni raise scholarship funds through Quaker Classic tournament

Alumni View

Moses Brown alumni teed up a year of events with the MBAA Quaker Classic on September 30 in Newport, the Alumni Association’s first in-person event since March of 2020. This year’s golf tournament drew more than 100 participants and raised $24,000 to support the school’s Bliss Scholarship Fund for alumni children and other alumni programming....

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40+ Years of Friendship

Alumni View

Thank you to Jane Knowles ’81 for guest editing the most recent issue of the Moses Brown alumni magazine, Cupola (mailing now), and sharing her own thoughts on the theme of Friendship with us. She has several family connections to MB including her father Lewis Knowles ’36. Jane joined MB the first year it went...

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Service to Community: Kevin Matson

Community

With a view toward community service, not only at MB and beyond, longtime upper school faculty member Kevin Matson P ’05’13’19 has served on the front lines of two high-stress positions in this challenging year of COVID. In this year of adaptation, one faculty member who has experienced the pandemic up-close and in a unique...

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Pitch Perfect: Allison Weitberg Spurling, Lower School Faculty & Class of ’96

Arts

“Joining a group or an extracurricular activity creates an opportunity to be part of something.” Allie Spurling ’96 — alumna and current faculty member (preprimary) — was inspired by music teacher Kim Kredich, who created an a cappella program at MB. “The way she brought us members together was extraordinary and created lasting friendships through...

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Lights, camera, strike a pose! MB Quakers Media Day was a student-driven success

Athletics

Media Days are common at colleges and universities: opportunities to get fun, high-quality photography of their student-athletes and generate excitement for an upcoming season. But they’re not commonplace at the high school level — something Moses Brown sophomores Emma M. and Gabe H. were determined to change this year. As part of their internship with...

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“MB is a place for maturing, learning, having fun, and personal growth”

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown traditionally opens each school year with Convocation – a coming together on the first Friday of classes with our entire school community to celebrate the beginning of a new year. The gathering takes place on our Front Circle, highlighted by student speeches. We are pleased to share the insightful remarks shared by 12th...

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Happy Birthday, Moses Brown

Community

September 23 Please join us in celebrating our founder, Moses Brown! One of Providence’s most famous sons, Moses Brown was a Quaker who exemplified a life of the mind, body, and spirit and served as a fitting role model for the school that came to bear his name. Born in 1738, Moses’ own principal education...

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“The feeling of coming home again”

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown traditionally opens each school year with Convocation – a coming together on the first Friday of classes with our entire school community to celebrate the beginning of a new year. The gathering takes place on our Front Circle, highlighted by student speeches. We are pleased to share the thoughtful remarks shared by 12th...

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Off and Running

Community

At the start of this school year, Moses Brown track coach Matty Bennett joined the upper school faculty as a full-time English teacher — and published his first book of poetry the same week he was hired. Matty claimed a classroom in the corner of the East Wing English corridor and is excited to find...

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“Be kind to one another and have patience in these challenging times”

Convocation

Moses Brown traditionally opens each school year with Convocation – a coming together on the first Friday of classes with our entire school community to celebrate the beginning of a new year. The gathering takes place on our Front Circle, highlighted by student speeches. We are pleased to share the thoughtful remarks shared by 8th...

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Leslie Caito-Jones Coaching Again at MB this Fall

Athletics

Veteran field hockey coach Leslie Caito-Jones has returned to coach Moses Brown field hockey this fall, leading the program she built and stepping in for one season for current MB coach Maura (Strickland) O’Rourke who’s on family leave. Leslie is coaching with Rachel Motta this fall, with Maura slated to return next year. On any...

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Convocation 2021 marked the first full community gathering in well over a year

Community

The 2021–2022 school year opened with a traditional Convocation held outside on our Front Circle. The event marked the first complete school gathering in 479 days, noted Head of School Matt Glendinning during his address. “A Convocation is literally a ‘calling together’ of a community for the purpose of marking and celebrating a special moment…...

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Alumnae coaches help girls’ soccer goalies make the save

Alumni View

Moses Brown Girls’ Soccer goalie squad has the good fortune to be working this year with two young alumnae mentors, both skilled goalies in their own right, as well as experienced coaches. “I love working with the girls. I’m super grateful to have this opportunity,” says Kelly Graziano ’20. After serving as assistant coach for...

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First Day Reflections – Head of School Matt Glendinning

Head of School

Yesterday was the first day of school, the first day back after a most unusual school year — the first time in 479 days that our entire community was assembled. As I was greeting students during morning drop-off, I saw real joy on many faces. Uncertainty, too, of course — we are still in the...

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An uncommonly good way to start the year: MB Unconference

Faculty View

“Energy, fun, togetherness, community.” That is how Gara Field, our director of global education, described the faculty and staff “unconference” day that kicked off the new school year on August 25. Faculty/staff meetings are an end-of-summer tradition at most independent schools, but Moses Brown has adopted the concept of an “unconference,” where impromptu sessions are...

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Start of school welcome

Head of School

We hope you had a wonderful and restful summer. With the school year just about to begin we share this greeting from Head of School Matt Glendinning: “School starts soon, and I’m really looking forward to welcoming you all back to campus. There’s been such a great sense of  joy here over the past few...

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Class of 2021 Destinations

Academic Highlights

The Class of 2021 is heading to Denver, San Diego, Miami, Annapolis, Boston, Raleigh, Madrid, and many more locations! We are wishing our seniors well as they embark on their future educational journeys around the country and around the globe. From the over 400 college acceptances our seniors received, they plan to enroll at 64...

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Change-Up at Moran: New Field, New Coaching in Place This Spring

Athletics

May 2021 This spring, East Side neighbors and MB families have noticed significant changes at Moran Field. For starters, MB has welcomed new head coach John Doll ’94. John returned to MB in 2019 to teach science in the upper school after 15 years at Dana Hall. He holds degrees in biochemistry and history from...

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Substitute teacher uses her artistry to document a unique school year

Academic Highlights

With masks covering everyone’s faces, Upper School substitute teacher and all-around helper Becky Wagner found a unique way to connect with students, faculty and staff. A lifelong artist, Becky began drawing pictures of the people and places at Moses Brown. From portraits to simple moments to favorite footwear, Becky’s drawings captured everyday life at MB...

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Moses Brown’s Upper School presents “Mamma Mia!” May 20-22

Arts

The Moses Brown Theatre Department is proud to present our upper school spring musical, “Mamma Mia!” Come celebrate life, love and family in our socially distanced, outside theater space in the back circle of MB. Seats are available in pod groups of 1 chair, 2 chairs, or 4 chairs. May 20-22 Back Circle stage Thurs.,...

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MB Student Named 2021 National Merit Scholar

Academic Highlights

Congratulations to senior Vibha K. for being selected as a 2021 National Merit Scholarship winner! Vibha was selected from 16,000 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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Lower School renovation celebrated, learned about with first-hand experiences

Academic Highlights

Lower School took time to celebrate National Construction Appreciation Week in September, a time dedicated to honoring the hard-working individuals who are essential to maintaining our buildings and infrastructure. Moses Brown School has its own construction project right now the $8 Million Lower School Renovation and Expansion initiative, which is a top-to-bottom refit which will...

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Moses Brown Names New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that Luke Anderson will become MB’s new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, joining the MB community in August. In an extensive national search, Luke distinguished himself as a compassionate and expert leader with the strategic planning and interpersonal skills needed to lead DEI work across the school....

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Moses Brown School Announces New Head of Upper School

Academic Highlights

February, 2021 On behalf of the Head of Upper School search committee, Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that Laura Twichell will become Moses Brown’s next Head of Upper School, effective July 1, 2021. Laura is currently the Interim Dean of Faculty at Concord Academy, where she has helped lead the school through the...

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5 Students Recognized in National Photography Contest

Academic Highlights

Five MB upper school students — Ben B., Lourdes N., Olivia K., Evelyn McA. and Vibha K. (work shown above) — now have their artwork on display in Drexel University’s High School Photography Contest. Their winning photographs were selected to be part of Drexel’s national photography exhibit, taking place online this year. To view the...

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