Campus

Our 50-acre campus includes 33 acres in Providence and 17 acres of playing fields in nearby Rehoboth, Mass. All together, the campus includes 18 buildings that support the school’s programs.
 
The largest building on campus, best known as the icon of Moses Brown School, is Middle House. Constructed in 1819 as the first building on the Providence campus, this historic landmark is used today for classrooms and administrative offices.
 
MB’s campus in Providence also includes:
  • 62 classrooms (most equipped with smart boards)
  • Two libraries
  • A 34,000 sq. ft., 500-seat performing arts center
  • 2 playgrounds
  • 3 robotics/computer labs
  • 5 seminar rooms
  • 5 art studios, including a woodshop, darkroom, and ceramics studio
  • 4 music ensemble spaces and 5 private rehearsal rooms
  • 10 science labs
  • 3 multi-purpose gathering spaces
  • 3 student lounges/quiet study spaces
  • A wellness center
  • 3 cafeterias/cafés
Outdoor and athletic facilities on the Providence campus include:
  • 52,000 sq. ft. field house for basketball, track, wrestling, physical education, and weight training
  • An all-weather Field Turf playing field for football, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse
  • A 400-meter polyurethane/rubberized outdoor track
  • 6 Plexipave hard court tennis courts
  • Baseball field
  • Softball field
  • 2 full-size grass fields for soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse
  • A 43 kw solar array with ground-level educational console
  • 3 landscaped quads and an expansive grove for public gatherings
  • Friends Garden and the Peace Garden
  • Parking for 160
The Providence Friends Meeting House is located on the north end of campus.

Contact details

For athletic facility rental information, please contact the athletics office at 401-831-7350 ext 122.

For inquiries from the news media, and for information on photographing or filming on campus, please contact Adam Olenn, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, at 401-831-7350 ext 112.

For non-athletic facility rentals, contact Jennifer Rawson, Director of Auxiliary Services at 401-831-7350 ext 296.

Facility improvement highlights

Facility improvements (recent years)

Woodman Family Community & Performance Center (opened in December 2016)

In June 2015, we broke ground for the new Woodman Center, a flexible multi-use space with seating that can be reconfigured for performances, meeting for worship, art and science exhibitions, and social gatherings. Connected to a renovated Jones Library, and supported by scene and costume shops, rehearsal spaces, and an indoor/outdoor café, the Woodman Center will become the intellectual, artistic and social heart of Moses Brown. Learn more about this incredible new space.

2012

A year ago we drafted a new Facilities Master Plan for our historic campus, and this summer we completed its first project, a wide-ranging series of renovations that included:
  • Creation of six new upper school classrooms in the Gifford Building;
  • Total renovation of the East Wing, including new classrooms in the English Department;
  • A brand new College Counseling suite in Friends Hall;
  • Creation of a seminar room to support the Freshmen Studies program;Relocation of key administrative functions, including the Head of School office, Admissions, Communications, Psychology and Development/Alumni Relations.
Also:
  • Friends Hall Plaza. The entrance to Upper School at Friends Hall has a beautifully constructed plaza, deck, and lobby. It is not uncommon to see class meetings on the upper deck, or smaller groups and performances in the plaza.
  • Friends Garden. Located along the edge of Hope Street, Friends Garden is a center of environmental education and community building for students in all divisions. The garden has a strong service mission as well: the majority of the food raised is shared with Camp Street Ministries.
  • Collis Science Center. This project created a new upper school science complex on the ground floor of Friends Hall with two lab/classrooms each for biology, physics, and chemistry, lab prep rooms, a faculty resource room, and the latest advances in smart boards, wireless tablets, and enhanced Internet access.
  • Dwares Family Student Center and Marc's Place. This structure was beautifully renovated to provide upper school students with areas for quiet study, student leadership meetings, clubs, activities, informal gatherings with friends and faculty.
  • Hoffman House and Lubrano Science Classroom. This total restoration of West Middle House, renamed Hoffman House in honor of previous Head of School Joanne Hoffman, provides an innovative middle school building designed for team teaching with three science labs and classrooms, breakout spaces, meeting areas, and faculty/advisor offices on all three floors.
  • Fischer Ricci Family Instrumental Music Center. This acoustically significant and spacious ensemble room and practice suites provide a home for the school's instrumental and choral music programs.
  •  John Hazen White Family Center for Drama and Music. This wing accommodates classroom and rehearsal space for drama, dance, and string ensembles.

Facilities update tour 2015

Moses Brown School Use Policy

The athletics and operations departments manage and maintain the Cooper Tennis Courts, located on the northeast corner of the campus. The first priority for use of the nine courts is to serve the school’s fall and spring tennis teams and physical education classes. Student-athletes hold daily and weekend practices, as well as host matches and tournaments. In addition, the school’s summer camps program has priority use of the courts for camps throughout the summer months. All camps and auxiliary programs are scheduled through the Moses Brown plus office.

When the courts are not in use by the school’s tennis teams, PE classes, or by official auxiliary programs, they may be used by Moses Brown School community members, including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and parents of alumni.

Due to ongoing maintenance requirements of the facility, the courts are not available for general, public use. A secure, swipe-card system is now in place to help regulate facility use.

Community members who would like to use the tennis courts can obtain a temporary swipe card, for a single weekend use (and return on Mondays) by contacting:
  • Jeff Maidment in the Athletics office, for faculty, staff, parents, and students;
  • Susan Cordina in the Alumni Office, for alumni and alumni parents.
This facility-use policy is effective as of October 1, 2012. The school created the policy in an effort to effectively maintain the courts for use by Moses Brown students and athletes. Community support for the care and maintenance of the tennis courts, and of this policy, is greatly appreciated.