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Thank you for taking the time to learn about Moses Brown School! We are delighted you are interested in exploring our school and community for your child and your family. By visiting this website, you are exploring a different future for your child. We hope you will take the time to come to campus and see what makes the Moses Brown experience unique. In the meantime, we hope you will fill out the form requesting more information to be sent to you. This step will allow our team to begin our outreach and introductions. Please call, visit, and ask questions. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you during this process.

Admission Events 2019/2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Winter Open House, Register here


Upper School Class Day for Parents  9:00 -11:00 am:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019  Register here

Wednesday, January 29, 2020  Register here


Middle School Class Day for Parents  8:30 -10:30 am:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Register here

Wednesday, January 22, 2020  Register here


Lower School Class Day for Parents  8:30 -10:15 am:

Thursday, December 5, 2019  Register here

Thursday, January 23, 2020  Register here


Financial Aid Application Deadline:  Tuesday, 12/31/2019

Application Deadline:  Saturday, 2/1/2020

Admission Decision Notification:  Friday, 2/28/2020

Decision Deadline:  Friday, 3/13/2020

Process & Information

  • Lower School Checklist

    Lower School Checklist


    Please submit the following items to our Admission Office before scheduling your child’s visit:

    -Application Fee ($55.00)

    FORMS (see forms tab on this page)

    -Transcript Release Form. Submit the signed copy to your child’s current school.

    -Teacher Recommendation Form. Provide your teacher with the recommendation request.

    -Parent/Guardian Statement


    Parent and student visits are required as part of the application process.

    -Parent Visit with an admission representative (required). The parent visit is approximately 45 minutes and will be scheduled during the school day.

    -Student Visit (required). All students applying to grades Nursery through Fifth will be scheduled to visit.

    To schedule a visit, or request additional information, please contact: Denise Winston (401) 831-7350, ext. 221 or

    Students applying to grades 1-5 will be given a skills evaluation during their visit.

  • Middle/Upper School Checklist

    Middle/Upper School Checklist


    Please submit the following items to our Admission Office before scheduling your child’s visit:
    -Application Fee ($55.00)

    FORMS (see forms tab on this page)

    -Transcript Release Form. Submit the signed copy to your child’s current school.

    -Teacher Recommendation Forms. Provide your teacher with the recommendation request.

    -Parent/Guardian Statement

    -Student Statement


    Parent and student visits are required as part of the application process.

    -Parent Visit with an admission representative (required). The parent visit is approximately one hour and will be scheduled during the school day.
    -Student Day Visit & Interview with an admissions representative (required). All students applying to grades 6 through 12 will be scheduled to visit for an academic day.
    -Student Testing. Students are required to take either the Secondary School Entrance Exam (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Register online at: or or contact the Admissions Office.

    To schedule a visit, please contact: Jennifer Maloof (401) 831-7350, ext. 116

    To request application forms or for information, please contact: Maria Fugere @ (401) 831-7350, ext. 197

  • 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

  • Tests


    Grade 1 – 5: A skills evaluation will be completed at Moses Brown School during the applicant’s campus visit.

    Grades 6 – 12: A
    pplicants are required to take either the Secondary School Entrance Exam (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Both admissions tests are offered at several locations throughout the admissions season. Register online at SSAT Test or ISEE Test.

  • 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

    2019-2020 Tuition

    Nursery & Pre-primary: $17,430
    Grades Kindergarten – 5: $33,240
    Grades 6 – 8: $37,100
    Grades 9 – 12: $37,865

    Financial Aid

    With $4 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, 2019. 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

    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.


    1. Beginning November 1, 2019, go to

    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 2020-21 any time after November 1, 2019 and you can log out of the PFS Online at any time and then return later to complete it.


    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 2020-21 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.


    -Our school’s full name: Moses Brown School SSS code: 5206
    -Contact information for our financial aid office: Hugh Madden, Dir. of Financial Aid (
    -Due date for completing the PFS and additional forms: December 31, 2019 (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: 2017 & 2018 Federal Tax Returns w/W2’s, Business or Farm Statement if you own your own business 2019-2020


  • Transportation


    Students attending Moses Brown School come from many areas of Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Below are some transportation possibilities that might aid your family.

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

    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:

    If parents have problems with the website or do not have access to a computer, please call the statewide office at 401.222.5024.

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

    Private Bus Service

    Moses Brown School’s Student Transportation Program

    Moses Brown School has direct transportation service from the areas below for the convenience of families not serviced by regional busing. The service includes morning pick-up and two afternoon return trips at 3:10 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Should you have any questions regarding transportation, please contact the Admissions Office at 401-831-7350. An extra fee is charged for the Moses Brown School transportation service.

    Transportation Contracts for 2019/20:

    South County




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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