Brewster Academy

80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Tel: (603) 569-7200
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 358 students
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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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Highly personalized and student-centered learning; Discussion-based and interactive classes.
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Team-based teaching, collaborative learning emphasis and project-based learning.
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Customized, fully integrated academic support programs in which 35% of students are enrolled.
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Emotional Literacy program in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
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National and New England championship teams with unparalleled athletic facilities; More than 25% of graduating students will play sports in college.
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Traditional arts courses and the latest in digital arts; Newly renovated performing arts center with seating for 450.
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Vibrant downtown with shops, cafes, restaurants, and more all adjacent to campus in Wolfeboro - The Oldest Summer Resort in America.
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2014 School Data
Brewster Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
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 295 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 Less than once a month
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 $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,400 $48,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,700 $27,675
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,230 $20,630
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 AdmissionsLynne M. Palmer
Margaret Martin, Associate Dir
Associate Director of AdmissionsJason Smith, Associate Dir

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
CoursesBiology, 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 24
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

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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
  • Wolfeboro, NHWolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    0.3 mi | 190 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Tilton, NHTilton School
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    21.4 mi | 240 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Plymouth, NHHolderness School
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    26.9 mi | 280 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Concord, NHSt. Paul's School
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    32.4 mi | 542 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Andover, NHProctor Academy
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    32.5 mi | 360 students | Gr. 9-12
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