We celebrate Joanne’s life and contributions to our community.
The Moses Brown School community is saddened to share that, after a period of illness, former Head of School Joanne Hoffman passed away in Philadelphia on July 12 in the presence of family and friends. She fought a severe infection for several months with characteristic strength and resolve, but unfortunately suffered a setback this week.
Best wishes to rising sixth and ninth grade students who will soon embark to middle school or upper school, and to our Class of 2017 graduates who are preparing for exciting adventures beyond MB. But first, have a wonderful summer! Read more.
After more than 25 years of volunteer involvement, the last ten as clerk of the board, longtime board chair Habib Gorgi '74 will step down from the board at the end of the year when his youngest child graduates from MB.
Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that alumna Rachel Littman '87 P '20 '22, currently in her third year on the board of trustees, will succeed him as new clerk of the board. The clerk is appointed by members of the board and Rachel's appointment comes after a months-long process of discernment led by Assistant Clerk Kate Levesque, including Habib Gorgi, Recording Clerk Lee Jaspers, Head of School Matt Glendinning, and Assistant Heads of School Ron Dalgliesh (institutional affairs) and Debbie Phipps (academic affairs). The full board approved Rachel's appointment at its meeting on January 12, 2017.
Tom Andrew is a long-standing member of the English Department, coached boys’ varsity soccer for many years, has been well-respected on the Discipline Committee, and is an active member of the MB community. He also has helped foster Moses Brown’s relationship with the Project Goal program.
Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that it will welcome StoryCorps founder/president David Isay to campus in May. Students in grades 6-9 will meet with Isay on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4. Each year, MB eighth graders embark on a StoryCorps unit, recording interviews with individuals who have shaped their lives.
Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that Joyce Chang ’94 will be 2017’s Commencement speaker. On Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m., 103 graduating seniors will receive diplomas from the Quaker school founded 233 years ago. Commencement traditionally takes place outdoors in the Grove on Moses Brown’s 33-acre campus.
Congratulations to the seven Moses Brown students who have been honored as part of the 2017 Rhode Island Arts Education Association’s Scholastic Arts Awards. The competition is available to students in grades 7-12 from public and private schools. View a gallery of images here.
Moses Brown has announced a unique partnership with SquashBusters, a program which uses squash and academic support to send ninety-five percent of its (typically underserved) participants to college. During spring break, this partnership took a momentous step forward with excavators starting to dig the foundation for a new squash facility on campus.
Congratulations to junior Oluchi E. for being awarded the Gatorade Player Of The Year in girls' basketball. Oluchi earned the honor not only for her incredible basketball talents, but because she also does extremely well in the classroom and gives back to her community. Oluchi is the only basketball player at Moses Brown to achieve this honor. Congratulations Oluchi! Read the Projo story.
Congratulations to middle school history teacher Jon Gold. His article “Shifting Out of Neutral” (Teaching Tolerance, spring 2016), was honored by the Association of American Publishers as a 2017 REVERE Award finalist, a top honor in the educational publishing industry. Read the piece here.Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Team Gets Sportsmanship Award for Unprecedented 7th Consecutive Year
Moses Brown School is proud to announce that MB senior Poom Mera ’17, from Swansea, Massachusetts is one of three Rhode Island students named as an NSCAA All-New England selection and the only Rhode Island school soccer player named as an NSCAA All-American. This is the first time in MB history that an MB student has been named as an NSCAA All-American player for soccer; MB also counts All-Americans in lacrosse and swim. Mera was voted to receive this award by Rhode Island coaches in all divisions.
Ten Moses Brown students have been invited to exhibit artwork at Raizes Gallery in the Lunder Arts Center. The show will take place at Leslie University’s College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Mass. from December 2nd to December 18th.
Go Quakers! This weekend marks the first time in MB history that a football team has played in four consecutive state championships. To get there, MB defeated Mt. Hope in the semifinal game 38-7. Leading the way was senior running back Abe B. who rushed for 213 yards and had two TDs.
On October 13, the Moses Brown Alumni Association hosted its Homecoming Reception, celebrating award recipients Bernard Buonanno ’55 and Willem Van Lancker ’06 for their service to Moses Brown and impact beyond MB.