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Founded by a convinced Quaker and passionate abolitionist in 1784, Moses Brown is the oldest school in Rhode Island.  For over 200 years, it has taught children to make the most of their individual talents for the good of others.  With an unwavering focus on values, MB provides students with an environment that nourishes their intellectual, physical, and spiritual growth.

With the gift of forty acres of land, Moses established a learning environment that would give children ample room to learn and play.  Even as the city of Providence grew and expanded, this preserve of green space has been a refuge from the bustle of city life for many generations.

Of course, the campus has grown over the intervening years, adding state-of-the-art facilities, upgraded essential infrastructure, and annexed additional playing fields in nearby Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

There is no other campus in Providence that gives students such a rich experience–athletic fields, learning and library spaces, performance halls, forested glades, and plenty of open green space in which to study, relax, or enjoy a game of Frisbee with friends.

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Middle House

The original edifice of Moses Brown School is Middle House, and it was here that Moses met with students and faculty, overseeing the construction and early operations of the school that bears his name.  He managed the school’s finances, and was a regular presence on campus, delighting in the energy and enthusiasm of the school...

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Friends Hall

Built in 1962, Friends Hall is home base for Upper School at Moses Brown.  Designed by The Architects Collaborative, Friends Hall is a modernist take on classic New England building materials. Friends Hall houses World Language, Science, and some Math classrooms, as well as the Head of Upper School’s office.  It also provides spaces for social...

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Lower School

From the moment you step inside, Moses Brown’s lower school challenges children’s assumptions and encourages to think and play in new ways.  A tree inside?  A sandbox?  Neato. There are reading lofts, nooks and crannies filled with blocks and toys, an elevated indoor play structure with furniture, dolls, costumes, and more.  Whether your child is...

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Woodman Center

Opened in December 2016, the Woodman Family Community & Performance Center is a facility like no other in New England.  With a completely-reconfigurable main hall, it can turn from a 500-seat theater to an empty box, or anything in between. The theatrical facilities are state-of-the-art, with dedicated scene and costume shops, a closed-circuit-equipped green room,...

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Y-Lab

The 21st century presents a challenge that no generation of students has ever faced before: With the accumulated factual knowledge of humanity available through your smartphone, what is the best use of your time and energy as a student? At Moses Brown, we believe that the answer lies in Expert Thinking.  Expert Thinking is asking...

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Waughtel-Howe Field House

Built in 1966, the Waughtel-Howe Field House was the site of the first-ever installation of AstroTurfTM.  It’s the home of Moses Brown’s many championship-winning teams, and hosts lower- and middle-school Physical Education activities all year long. With two full-length basketball courts, a four-lane track, strength training, and medical facilities, the Field House is well-equipped to...

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