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An Independent, Coed, Friends School, Nursery Through Grade 12


The Moses Brown School campus provides students with an environment that nourishes their intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth. 

No other campus in Providence gives students such a robust environment—learning and library spaces, athletic fields, performance halls, forested glades, and plenty of open green space in which to study and relax with friends.

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Middle House

The original edifice of Moses Brown School is Middle House, and it was here that Moses met with students and faculty, overseeing the construction and early operations of the school that bears his name. He managed the school's finances, and was a regular presence on campus, delighting in the energy and enthusiasm of the school community he created. 

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Friends Hall

Built in 1962, Friends Hall is home base for Upper School at Moses Brown. Designed by The Architects Collaborative, Friends Hall is a modernist take on classic New England building materials. Friends Hall houses World Language, Science, and some Math classrooms, as well as the Head of Upper School's office. 

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Lower School

From the moment you step inside, Moses Brown's lower school challenges children's assumptions and encourages them to think and play in new ways. There are reading lofts, nooks and crannies filled with blocks and toys, an elevated indoor play structure with furniture, dolls, costumes, and more. 

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Woodman Center

Opened in December 2016, the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center is a facility like no other in New England. With a completely-reconfigurable main hall, it can turn from a 500-seat theater to an empty box, or anything in between. The theatrical facilities are state-of-the-art. 

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The 21st century presents a challenge that no generation of students has ever faced before: With the accumulated factual knowledge of humanity available through your smartphone, what is the best use of your time and energy as a student? At Moses Brown, we believe that the answer lies in Expert Thinking. 

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Waughtel-Howe Field House

Built in 1966, the Waughtel-Howe Field House was the site of the first-ever installation of AstroTurfTM. It's the home of Moses Brown's many championship-winning teams, and hosts lower and middle-school Physical Education activities all year long. Learn More


The Arboretum includes many mature trees and shrubs, particularly a variety of stately oaks and beeches; one European beech is among the oldest trees in Providence, according to the Rhode Island Tree Council. Among the younger trees on the campus, forty have been planted in honor of faculty and staff with thirty years or more of service to the school; a variety of memorial trees and gardens are also located around the campus. In line with its mission to “instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place,” the Arboretum provides educational opportunities for its current students, faculty, and staff while also celebrating the rich heritage of the school.

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Jones Library

Originally constructed as a gymnasium in the early 1900s, the Walter Jones Library was converted to a library in 1978, and completely renovated in 2016 as part of the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center. 

Gorgi Center

Opened in December 2017, the Gorgi Family Squash & Education Center is the home of Moses Brown's boys' and girls' squash teams, and the Providence home of SquashBusters, Inc. 

Fitness Center

The Taleghani Family Community Fitness Center is 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. From free weights, to spin bikes, to ropes, to treadmills, to rowing machines, to sled pulls, and plenty of open space for stretching and floor work, this space has something to offer to the entire MB community.

Outdoor Spaces

The Front Circle since Moses Brown broke ground over 200 years ago, the Front Circle has been the main entry point and open-air gathering space at Moses Brown School. 

Three Oaks

Built in 1892, the Three Oaks Studio houses work spaces for painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, and an expansive wood shop. Students in Kindergarten and above use the facilities as they learn techniques and materials for rendering their own visions. 

Sinclair Room

For generations, the Sinclair Room has been many things and worn many names. Formerly a study hall with rows of fixed wooden desks, this multifunctional space was renovated in the 1980's and hosts social gatherings, board meetings, continuing education night for parents and students, and more.


Moses Brown school has three dining areas for students, all staffed and operated by SAGE Dining, one of the leading providers of collegiate and independent school foodservice in the country.