Admission

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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.

Events

We invite you to apply online for the 2019-2020 academic year. Should you have any questions, please call (401) 831-7350 and ask for a member of our admission team.

Moses Brown Fall Open House and Expo
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 am – 2:00 pm (see full schedule | register)

Lower School Class Day for Parents:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)

Middle School Class Day for Parents
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:30 am (register)

Upper School Class Day for Parents
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (register)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (register)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (register)

Moses Brown Winter Open House
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (register)

Looking Ahead for Prospective Families and Applicants

Decisions will be sent on March 1, 2019 to families who have completed the application requirements by our deadline.

Process & Information

  • Lower School Checklist

    Lower School Checklist

    Admission Deadline: February 1, 2019
    Notification Date: March 1, 2019

    APPLY ONLINE

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

    -Application
    -Application Fee ($55.00)

    FORMS (see forms tab on this page)

    -Transcript Release Form. Submit the signed copy to your child’s current school after December 1.

    -Teacher Recommendation Form. Provide your teacher with the recommendation request after December 1.

    -Parent/Guardian Statement

    CAMPUS VISITS & TESTING

    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 dwinston@mosesbrown.org

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

  • Middle/Upper School Checklist

    Middle/Upper School Checklist

    Admission Deadline: February 1, 2019
    Notification Date: March 1, 2019

    APPLY ONLINE

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

    FORMS (see forms tab on this page)

    -Transcript Release Form. Submit the signed copy to your child’s current school after December 1.
    -Teacher Recommendation Forms. Provide your teacher with the recommendation request after December 1.
    -Parent/Guardian Statement
    -Student Statement

    CAMPUS VISITS & TESTING

    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: www.ssat.org or www.erblearn.org 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: Natasha Ramirez nramirez@mosesbrown.org (401) 831-7350, ext. 197

  • Forms

    Forms

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

    After December 1

    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.

    Why after December 1? Because we all want teachers and coaches to have an up-to-date sense of your child’s academic development and accomplishments.

    By February 1

    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

    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.

  • Tuition & Financial Aid Overview

    Tuition & Financial Aid Overview

    2018-2019 Tuition

    Nursery & Pre-primary: $16,840
    Grades Kindergarten – 5: $32,115
    Grades 6 – 8: $35,845
    Grades 9 – 12: $36,585

    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 February 1, 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 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, 2018, 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 2019-20 any time after November 1, 2018 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 2019-20 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 takeup 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, Dir. of Financial Aid (hmadden@mosesbrown.org)
    -Due date for completing the PFS and additional forms: December 31, 2018
    -Documents we require you to submit, in addition to the PFS: 2016 & 2017 Federal Tax Returns w/W2’s, Business or Farm Statement if you own your own business 2018-2019

     

  • Transportation

    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, Providence, 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:
    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 401.222.5024.

    Students residing in Lincoln should contact the Lincoln School Department at 401.721.3300.
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    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 2018/19:

    Foxboro
    South County

    All fees will be billed through your FACTS account.

    Serving Foxboro, Sharon, and Cumberland
    Stop 1- Foxboro/Sharon line, Shaw’s Plaza, I-95, Exit 8 (Mechanic Street)
    Stop 2- Foxboro, Papa Gino’s Plaza  I-95, Exit 7B
    Stop 3- N. Attleboro, Triboro Plaza in back of Wendy’s (Exit 5 Route off of 95)
    Stop 4- Cumberland, Dave’s Marketplace, 2077 Diamond Hill Road

    Serving South County and East Greenwich
    Saunderstown Route 1A Park & Ride: Junction of Routes 1A & 138, Saunderstown
    Showcase Cinemas Warwick/EG line: 1200 Quaker Ln., Warwick RI 02886
    Holiday Inn South Kingstown: 3009 Tower Hill Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874 Parent-Operated Transportation Options

    Car Pools — The names of families in your area can be provided at registration.
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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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