Admission

Quick links: INQUIRE | APPLY

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Moses Brown School. We are confident that despite these challenging times we can make your experience engaging in the admission process smooth and fulfilling. Please fill out an Inquiry Form so we can begin the admission journey with you.

If you already like what you have discovered about Moses Brown, we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible so that we can get to know you and your child(dren) better. Moses Brown is known for its academic and co-curricular programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and our beautiful campus serves as a wonderful backdrop for students to learn and explore. We are currently scheduling in-person talk and tours of our campus without going into buildings.  If starting the process via a Zoom meeting with a member of the Admission Team feels like a better way to start learning more about MB, we are happy to schedule a Zoom chat at your convenience.

Please make note of our admission process checklists on the Process Page to learn more about each step along the way. We are excited to share  our vibrant learning community with you and to show you how a Moses Brown education  lasts a lifetime.

Moses Brown’s non-discrimination policy: Moses Brown does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race or color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. The school seeks to enroll a student body that is balanced between genders and enriched by the presence of Quakers and children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Children of alumni, employees, trustees and current MB families are also a priority.

Admission Events 2020/2021

Thank you for your interest in attending an event at Moses Brown School. Please return to this page regularly to learn more specifics about how we will be holding the following events during the 2020-21 school year.

 

2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020:  Open HouseRegister here

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020:  Upper School Class Day for Parents, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Tuesday, November 10, 2020:  Lower School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:15 am

Wednesday, November 18, 2020:  Middle School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Wednesday, December 2, 2020:  Upper School Class Day for Parents, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Thursday, December 3, 2020:  Lower School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:15 am

Wednesday, December 9, 2020:  Middle School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:30 am

 

2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021:  Winter Open House, 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 20, 2021:  Middle School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Thursday, January 21, 2021:  Lower School Class Day for Parents, 8:30 – 10:15 am

Wednesday, January 27, 2021:  Upper School Class Day for Parents, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Wednesday, March 3, 2021:  Lower School Revisit Night for parents of newly accepted students, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 5, 2021:  Middle School Revisit Day for accepted students, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday, March 11, 2021:  Upper School Revisit Day for accepted students, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

 

Financial Aid Application Deadline:  Thursday, 12/31/2020

Application Deadline:  Monday, 2/1/2021

Admission Decision Notification:  Friday, 2/26/2021

Decision Deadline:  Friday, 3/12/2021

 

 

 

Process & Information

  • Checklist

    Checklist

    Process/Checklists

     

    Quick links: INQUIRE | APPLY

     

    You took the first step toward applying to Moses Brown by visiting this page and learning what you should consider doing next. First and foremost, we are happy to answer any questions you have about MB or the process in general. We know this is a time of uncertainty for so many, and we want to help as much as possible.

     

    Please see the checklists on this page to understand the process of applying for admission.

     

    APPLY ONLINE

    We ask that an inquiry is submitted prior to requesting a campus visit and recommend beginning an application at that time as well. Once you submit an application, you will be assigned a checklist to help guide you through your process.

    • Inquiry
    • Application
    • Application Fee ($55.00)

     

    FORMS (all forms are available in your checklist once an application is submitted. You may also access forms by visiting MB’s Admissions page and scrolling down.)

    • Transcript Release Form. Submit the signed copy to your child’s current school.
    • Teacher Recommendation Form(s). Provide your teacher(s) with the recommendation request.
    • Parent/Guardian Statement
    • Student Statement (for Middle and Upper School)

     

    *Please note that to provide a more inclusive admission process and to not put any applicants at unnecessary risk, we are not requiring standardized tests.

     

    CAMPUS VISITS

     

    Though campus tours and in-person visits are different for the fall, we welcome the opportunity to connect with you, learn more about you and your child, and give you an overview of all of the great opportunities available at Moses Brown School. Parent and student visits are required as part of the application process.

     

    To schedule a visit, please contact:

    Middle and Upper School visits: Jennifer Maloof (401) 831-7350, ext. 116 or jmaloof@mosesbrown.org

    Lower School visits: Denise Winston (401) 831-7350, ext. 221 or dwinston@mosesbrown.org

     

    FINANCIAL AID

    Please visit this page for information about our financial aid process.

     

    To request application forms or for information, please contact:

    Middle and Upper School: Maria Fugere (401) 831-7350, ext. 197 or mfugere@mosesbrown.org

    Lower School: Denise Winston (401) 831-7350, ext. 221 or dwinston@mosesbrown.org

     

  • Forms

    Forms

    Submit an online Application for Admission. Once submitted, please call to schedule your campus visit.

    To send the Teacher Recommendation forms via your account on MyMB follow the prompts on the site. To submit a hard copy please use the download option and print the form. Give the form to the teacher, with a stamped envelope addressed to Moses Brown School Admission Office, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI 02906.

    Transcript Release Form – Applicants to Grades 1-12. Download, sign and send or give this form to your child’s current school.

    Submit a Parent Statement

    Submit recommendation(s)

    Teacher Recommendation Nursery, Pre-primary, Kindergarten
    Teacher Recommendation grades 1-5

    For Nursery, Pre-Primary, and Kindergarten applications, if your child has no previous schooling or day care, please let us know and we will waive the forms.

    Submit Transcript Release – Grades 1-12

    For grades 6-12 only:

    Student Statement
    Recommendation Form from Principal or Counselor
    English Teacher Recommendation
    Math Teacher Recommendation
    Athletic Coach Recommendation (optional)
    Performing Arts Recommendation  (optional)

    If you have difficulty electronically submitting any of these forms, print and mail to:
    Moses Brown School
    250 Lloyd Avenue
    Providence, RI 02906
    Attn:  Admissions Office

  • Decisions

    Decisions

    Admissions decisions are based on a combination of factors, which may include a personal interview with the student and his or her parents, academic record, admissions tests, recommendations from teachers, a classroom visit, and other appropriate information (e.g., educational evaluations). Academic readiness or achievement, social and behavioral maturity, motivation, special talents and affiliation with the school will also be considered.

    In managing enrollment, Moses Brown does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race or color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. The school seeks to enroll a student body that is balanced between genders and enriched by the presence of Quakers and children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Children of alumni, employees, trustees and current MB families are also a priority.

    Moses Brown is fully and unconditionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Independent School Association of Massachusetts. Moses Brown School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Educational Records Bureau, Secondary School Admission Test Board, and College Entrance Examination Board. Moses Brown School is under the care of the New England Yearly Meeting.

  • Tuition & Financial Aid Overview

    Tuition & Financial Aid Overview

    2020-2021 Tuition

    Nursery & Pre-primary: $18,055
    Grades Kindergarten – 5: $34,435
    Grades 6 – 8: $38,435
    Grades 9 – 12: $39,230

    Financial Aid

    With $5 million awarded annually in need-based financial aid, roughly one quarter of Moses Brown students receive some kind of financial support from the school.  This support is rooted in our Quaker values and our belief that a community works best when it includes a diversity of talents and attributes, including socio-economic, gender, cultural, and racial diversity.

    No candidate should be deterred from applying based on finances. The financial aid program is designed to establish the strongest student body for the academic program we offer, and to enhance the educational experience of all our students.

    A student’s financial need is defined as the difference between Moses Brown’s tuition and an estimate of what the student’s family can reasonably contribute for education. Regardless of the student’s talent and attributes, a candidate cannot receive a scholarship unless they qualify based on family income.  To determine the most equitable estimate of family contribution, Moses Brown–like many peer schools–uses the services of the School and Student Service (SSS), which computes an estimated family contribution using a family’s gross income, assets and liabilities, as well as taxes, educational expenses of other children, unusual debts, and medical expenses. The results of this computation is then used by Moses Brown School’s Financial Aid Committee as a guide for determining the amount of the award.

    Click here to apply for financial aid.

    To learn more about financing your child’s education at Moses Brown, contact our Director of Admission & Financial Aid, Hugh Madden ’84, at (401) 831-7350 ext. 117.

  • Apply for Financial Aid

    Apply for Financial Aid

    Financial Aid Information at Office of Admission

    Moses Brown School recognizes the educational value of a school community that includes students with a variety of talents, attributes, and cultural backgrounds. This supports the practice of strong Quaker principles and the value of the various contributions that students make: academic, artistic, and athletic. The financial aid program is designed to establish the best student body possible and enhance the educational experience for all of our students.

    We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Forms should be submitted no later than December 31, 2020. After the deadline has passed, please submit all forms as soon as possible. Please allow sufficient time to complete the PFS. You will need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. We also recommend that you review the wide range of materials that SSS has put together to help families with the financial aid process at sss.nais.org/Parents.

    To make our decision, we use the information from the PFS as a starting point but also consider our school policy, practices, and available budget, and communicate the result to you.

    HOW TO COMPLETE THE PARENTS’ FINANCIAL STATEMENT (PFS) ONLINE

    1. Beginning November 1, 2020, go to sss.nais.org/Parents.

    2. Create your PFS Online account with your email address and a password. If you applied for financial aid last year, simply login to the PFS Online as a Returning Family, using the email address and password you set up last year.

    3. Begin a PFS for Academic Year 2021-22 any time after November 1, 2020 and you can log out of the PFS Online at any time and then return later to complete it.

    HOW TO SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ONLINE

    1. Prepare your documents to be uploaded. Make sure the documents are on your computer, each saved as a separate file. They can be saved in any of the following file formats: Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe pdf, .jpg, .gif,or .tif. Remove any security or password protection from your pdfs.

    2. Return to the PFS Online and login.

    3. Select the Academic Year 2021-22 button.

    4. From your PFS Online Dashboard, click on the “Manage Documents” tab.

    5. On the Manage Documents page, under “Upload Documents,” click “Browse,” then locate the document on your computer.

    6. Click “Upload Documents.” Once you have uploaded a document, it will NOT appear immediately in the “Received Documents” section on this page. It can take up to 48 hours for it to be received and validated.

    KEY INFORMATION TO COMPLETE THE PFS:

    – Our school’s full name: Moses Brown School SSS code: 5206
    – Contact information for our financial aid office: Hugh Madden, Director of Financial Aid (hmadden@mosesbrown.org)
    – Due date for completing the PFS and additional forms: December 31, 2020 (limited financial aid is available after first-round acceptances are distributed on March 1st)
    – Documents we require you to submit, in addition to the PFS: 2019 Federal Tax Returns w/W2’s (2020 when available), Business or Farm Statement if you own your own business.

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Students attending Moses Brown come from all areas of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Newton.

    Moses Brown School has direct transportation service from the areas below for the convenience of families not serviced by regional busing. There is a fee for this service; please contact the Admissions Office, admission@mosesbrown.org, to learn more.

     2020-2021 Bus Stops

    Morning pick-up and two afternoon trips at 3:10 and 6:00 pm.

     

    SERVING FOXBORO, SHARON, AND CUMBERLAND

    Foxboro/Sharon line: Shaw’s Plaza, I-95, Exit 8 (Mechanic Street)
    Foxboro: Papa Gino’s Plaza I-95, Exit 7B
    North Attleboro: Triboro Plaza in back of Wendy’s (Exit 5 Route off of 95)
    Cumberland: 1955 Diamond Hill Road.

     

    SERVING SOUTH COUNTY AND EAST GREENWICH

    Saunderstown: Route 1A Park & Ride, Junction of Routes 1A & 138.
    Showcase Cinemas Warwick/East Greenwich line: 1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick
    Holiday Inn South Kingstown: 3009 Tower Hill Road.

     

    SERVING NEWTON

    Morning pick-up at 6:55 a.m. and two afternoon trips at 3:10 (fall only) and 6:00 pm.
    Fuller Street between Dartmouth and Lansing

     

    Public Busing from Participating RI Towns and Cities

    Moses Brown students from Barrington, Bristol-Warren, Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Smithfield may be eligible to use the statewide transportation system. Parents/Guardians may request transportation through the statewide website, www.ride.ri.gov.

     

    The statewide website includes all inclement weather and emergency closing/delay policies. Also, for the most up-to-date listings of closings and delays, the statewide transportation office suggests checking the following sites:
    http://www2.turnto10.com/weather/closings_and_delays/
    http://ww.abc6.com/category/184901/closings-and-delays

    If parents have problems with the website or do not have access to a computer, please call the statewide office at 401.304.9136

    Students residing in Lincoln should contact the Lincoln School Department at 401.721.3300.

    Many of our families carpool; names of families from different areas can be provided at registration.

     

     

Staff

Jeff d’Entremont

Dean of Lower School Admissions & Student Life

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Jeff d’Entremont

Bowdoin College – A.B.
Lesley University – M.Ed.
Bryant University – M.B.A.

Denise Winston

Administrative Assistant for Admissions

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Denise Winston

Dean College – A.S.
Katharine Gibbs – Certified Paralegal

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