Brewster Academy - Review #9

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Brewster Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Varsity Men's Basketball Women's Lacrosse
College Enrolled:
University of Northa Carolina @ Chapel Hill
Home Town, State:
Hope Bay, Portland,

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I loved that it was located on the lake. The atmosphere was always so relaxing and stress free. There was never anything to worry about. You had all the academic support you needed so there was never any reason to struggle or fail a class.There were a few things that were mandatory like volunteer work and study hall, but I believe that it helps to build a foundation and character for young people.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I owe a lot of who I am now to Brewster Academy. I got all my major scholarship offers while I was there. I got the opportunity to be in a college environment before actually being in college. My study habits were already set by the time I got to college. The competitive nature of the Basketball league that we played in also prepared me for Major Division l Basketball. I ended up playing against a lot of those guys again in college.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I wish that I had gone there all 4 years instead of just for one year.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
EVERYTHING. I can't pick just one thing. Every single experience is related.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I stayed in Lamb House which I think is a girls dorm now. Not that it helps but hey. I would say enjoy every second of it. Don't get caught up in the "oh there is nothing to do in this town". Take advantage of all the resources that the school has to offer. And trust me, there are many!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The classes were very small and very hands on. Teachers found unique, fun and exciting ways of getting their material across to the students.The work load was always manageable.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I felt like everyone was involved with all the athletic programs. The whole student population supported every sport. There was always a large turn out. I do believe that contributed to the competitiveness of the teams. Knowing that you have your classmates cheering you on will motivate most anyone.With the new athletic facility that was built after I left, I am sure that it has had a positive effect on all sports.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I do not believe there was any expense spared in this aspect. Everyone was encouraged to be a part of it. You were allowed to be yourself while still performing as a group (based on what I saw from the performances). They were always fun, refreshing, exciting and original.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the fact that you were not made to feel that it was something that you had to do even though some were mandatory. The students and faculty that are there will make any mundane task fun!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Our dorms were small. I got a chance to get to know everyone living there. I am still friends with some of those guys 8 years later. One of them was actually in my wedding!


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I loved that you could eat as much as you wanted! During cafeteria time of course.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I loved that the town was somewhat secluded. Wolfeboro I think is known as one of the oldest towns in the U.S, I'mnot sure about it so don't quote me on that. It was very quaint. Yet at the same time had everything you needed.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We got the opportunity to go to neighboring boarding schools for dances and social events.

Daily Schedule:

7:00 AM
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
free time
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
study hall
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Brewster Academy Alumni #1
Class of 2017
5.00 6/13/2017
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. . .
Brewster Academy Alumni #2
Class of 2016
5.00 9/1/2016
University of North Carolina
Most people are attracted to Brewster for the campus, but the community is worth so much more than the photographs. In all my years of education, I have never met faculty and staff so devoted. . .
Brewster Academy Alumni #3
Class of 2015
5.00 12/17/2016
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • 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