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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2013 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 1907
Campus Size 91 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 358 students 300 students
% Students of Color 10% 18%
% International Students 15% 20%
% Students Boarding 80% 67%
Average SAT Score 1548 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1180 - 950 -
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes 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 10 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 50% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $9 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$49,900 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$30,740 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,230 $19,000
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
Associate Director of Admissions Jason Smith, Associate  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 10 15
Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition European History
Macroeconomics Physics
Statistics U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 13
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis


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

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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 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. The school's athletic program offers interscholastic, instructional, intramural, 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 more than 21 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 new 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 school is St. Paul's School (32.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • 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 | 355 students | Gr. 9-12
  • ExeterPhillips Exeter Academy
    20 Main Street
    43.5 mi | 1085 students | Gr. 9-12
  • HebronHebron Academy
    P.O. Box 309
    58.2 mi | 256 students | Gr. 6-12
  • ByfieldThe Governor's Academy
    (formerly Governor Dummer Academy)

    1 Elm Street
    59.6 mi | 398 students | Gr. 9-12
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