Brewster Academy

80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
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Brewster Academy Photo #1 - Welcome to Wolfeboro! Brewster's lakeside location provides students with a variety of resources on and off campus. Our outdoor facilities include six athletic fields, nine tennis courts, and a boathouse which provides storage and work areas for rowing shells and "420" racing sailboats.
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Brewster Academy Photo #1 - Welcome to Wolfeboro! Brewster's lakeside location provides students with a variety of resources on and off campus. Our outdoor facilities include six athletic fields, nine tennis courts, and a boathouse which provides storage and work areas for rowing shells and "420" racing sailboats.
Brewster Academy Photo #2 - You won't find students sitting in classroom during Interim Studies. Brewster Students embrace experiential learning by creating, serving, traveling, interning, and collaborating. Interim Studies provide students with a hands-on, real world learning experiences of their choice.
Brewster Academy Photo #3 - The Academy's teachers are prepared and trained at the Brewster Summer Institute, a professional development program designed to assist teachers in maximizing student growth. Each instructor is placed on a nine-member teaching team. Each team teaches and advises students in a single grade, allowing for constant communication and interaction. Teams meet three times weekly to discuss each student's progress
Brewster Academy Photo #4 - Freshwater Ecology students access the largest freshwater laboratory in the state (Lake Winnipesaukee), without leaving campus.
Brewster Academy Photo #5 - All students participate in at least one season of interscholastic sports. Recreational and instructional sports also are options. When enrolled in a recreational or instructional class, students also can select arts classes, providing students with a six-day athletics and arts program. Arts offerings include digital photography, drama, dance, studio arts, pottery, music, and advanced media production.
Brewster Academy Photo #6 - Dance is offered as a class, an afternoon arts option, and a club activity with performances at campus events, including at our nationally-ranked basketball team's home games. The choice is yours.
Brewster Academy Photo #7 - Seventeen family-style dormitories (most overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee) house Brewster's boarding students. The environment is family-oriented. Each dorm plans community and social activities through their weekly meetings. An upperclass proctor and faculty community life parents ensure constant communication and availability within this small setting.
Brewster Academy Photo #8 - The only independent school with both an indoor convertible turf and outdoor turf for multiple sports.
Brewster Academy Photo #9 - We are proud to offer our students a number of diverse clubs and activities to meet a variety of needs, enhance individual talents, provide opportunities to explore teamwork and leadership, learn about giving back, and ultimately helping to develop 'Lives of Purpose'.
Brewster Academy Photo #10 - Brewster's 200-meter indoor track offers 360-degree views of New Hampshire's largest lake, the mountains, the playing fields, and campus.
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.
The campus sits along a mile of shoreline with 20 dormitories and attached faculty residences that provide a strong on-campus adult and family presence to this quintessential boarding school community.
Campus is just steps away from a vibrant downtown with cafes, restaurants, and shops.
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.
A recently renovated performing arts center is a hub for talent and all-school gatherings.
Take a look for yourself here: http://www.brewsteracademy.org or plan a visit to experience the beauty and community of Brewster.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,900
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 19 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Brewster Academy ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 94 schools) for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Brewster Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1820
1906
Campus Size
80 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
355 students
320 students
% Students of Color
14%
25%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Bi-Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
8
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
57%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$15 million
$28 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$69,400
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,900
$35,000
% Students on Financial Aid
31%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$35,250
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 19 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
54%
-
Acceptance Rate
50%
60%
Director of Admissions
Nick Wilbur
Associate Director of Admissions
Alice Mann

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
8
17
Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Modern World History, Physics, Research, Seminar: The Self and the World, Statistics, U.S. History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
18
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Brewster Big Friends, Ceridwen (Writing Club), Diversity Club, Instructional Golf, Robotics Team, Salmagundy (newspaper), Tour Guides (admissions)

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Media Group, Cappies, Computer Graphics, Dance Team, The Blue and White (Yearbook)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Advanced Strength Training, Conditioning, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), High & Low Ropes Course, Performing Arts Club, Yoga

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, student-centered and collaborative learning environment.
  • Highly personalized and student-centered learning; Discussion-based and interactive classes. Team-based teaching, collaborative learning emphasis and project-based learning.
  • Customized, fully integrated academic support programs in which 35% of students are enrolled.
  • Emotional Literacy program in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.National and New England championship teams with unparalleled athletic facilities; More than 25% of graduating students will play sports in college.Traditional arts courses and the latest in digital arts; Newly renovated performing arts center with seating for 450.
  • Vibrant downtown with shops, cafes, restaurants, and more all adjacent to campus in Wolfeboro - The Oldest Summer Resort in America.
  • Take a 360 Virtual Tour of our lakeside location at www.brewsteracademy.org/tour.
  • Contact the Office of Admission to schedule a campus visit, and see if Brewster is the best boarding school choice for you! 603-569-7200 admissions@brewsteracademy.org.
  • Brewster Academy accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Brewster Academy cost?
Brewster Academy's tuition is approximately $69,400 for boarding students and $39,900 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Brewster Academy?
The acceptance rate of Brewster Academy is 50%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Brewster Academy offer?
Brewster Academy offers 17 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
What is Brewster Academy's ranking?
Brewster Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Brewster Academy?
The application deadline for Brewster Academy is Dec. 19 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 19 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2017
5.00
Boston University
The biggest thing that makes Brewster unique is the location. Brewster is located right on the water front of Lake Winni, and directly in the center of the town of Wolfeboro. Students are able. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
University of Alabama
Being in a small town located on a lake (the only Lakes region boarding school that was on a lake may I add) made our school not only unique but also gorgeous. Our classes. . .

Class of 2011
5.00
University of Redlands
Going to boarding school was arguably one of the best decision that my parents and I made. While going away from home was hard at first, I soon integrated into the high school community. By. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $69,400
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $39,900
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 19 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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