Brewster Academy

80 Academy Drive,
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Tel: (603) 569-7200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 358 students
Brewster, a college preparatory school, acknowledges individual learning style differences, employs best practice research in teaching and learning, offers a mastery-based curriculum, and supports this within a technical medium leading to a highly interactive, student-centered and collaborative learning environment.
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2014 School Data
Brewster Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1820 1909
Campus Size 91 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 358 students 298 students
% Students of Color 10% 19%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 68%
Average SAT Score 1513 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1370 - 1770 -
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Bi-Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 52% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $9 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400 $48,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,700 $26,800
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,230 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 54% -
Acceptance Rate 50% 57%
Director of Admissions Lynne M. Palmer
Margaret Martin, Associate Dir
Associate Director of Admissions Jason Smith, Associate Dir  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition Macroeconomics
Statistics U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis


Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 25
ExtracurricularsBrewster Big Friends, Chamber Orchestra, Clearlakes Chorale, Computer Graphics Workshop, Conditioning, Drama, Environmental Club, Faith Community, Gay Straight Alliance, HOWL, a chorus, Interact, International Club, Jazz Band, Mundiamo Club, Outdoor Skills, Photography, Pottery, Recreational Snow Sports, Spinning, Strength Training and Conditioning, Tennis, Touch Football, Wind Ensemble, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
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School Notes:

  • Brewster, a college preparatory school, acknowledges individual learning style differences, employs best practice research in teaching and learning, offers a mastery-based curriculum, and supports this within a technical medium leading to a highly interactive and collaborative learning environment. In late spring, students immerse themselves in project-based learning opportunities.

  • In addition to its academics, Brewster has a comprehensive community life program that supports student growth by promoting community and leadership skills and emphasizes the need for balance among academics, athletics, and residential life. Through a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Literacy, Brewster is the first boarding school to implement an emotional literacy program into its curriculum. The school's athletic program offers interscholastic, instructional, and recreational sports all with an emphasis on sportsmanship, personal growth, and development.
  • Brewster Academy is a flourishing, innovative secondary school in one of the most picturesque areas of New England -- on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and a short drive from the majestic White Mountains -- yet less than two hours from Boston. A predominantly white clapboard, unified, and tidy campus boasts 20 faculty residences and dormitories to bring a strong on-campus adult and family presence to this quintessential boarding school community. An imposing academic building dominates the center of campus and a 50,000 square-foot athletics facility is nestled into the hillside, overlooking the playing fields, the lake, and the mountains.
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  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School (0.3 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WolfeboroWolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School
    93 Camp School Road
    0.3 mi | 190 students | Gr. 6-12
  • TiltonTilton School
    30 School Street
    21.4 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • PlymouthHolderness School
    PO Box 1879
    26.9 mi | 280 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ConcordSt. Paul's School
    325 Pleasant Street
    32.4 mi | 542 students | Gr. 9-12
  • AndoverProctor Academy
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    32.5 mi | 360 students | Gr. 9-12
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