About Moses Brown
Born a Baptist, Moses Brown became a convinced Quaker later in life, and thenceforth devoted his great intellect, business acumen, and political skill to issues of economic development and social justice. One of America’s leading abolitionists, and the godfather of America’s Industrial Revolution, in 1784 he championed the opening of a school that would educate Quaker children–and non-Quakers–with ethical values at the center of their experience.
Over 230 years later, Moses Brown School is still fulfilling that vision.
At Moses Brown, 111 faculty members serve roughly 775 boys and girls ages 3-18, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. With more than $5 million awarded annually in need-based financial aid, roughly one third of students receive some kind of financial support from the school. They enjoy 33 wooded acres in urban Providence, as well as an additional 20 acres of athletic fields in nearby Rehoboth, Mass. And with 25% of our student body being people of color, our community matches the demographics of our drawing area.
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