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Brearley School

Brearley School is an all-female private school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Brearley School says

Brearley, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of our mission statement today, to prepare them for active responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. Our program is designed to challenge our eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Mission Statement

The Brearley School challenges girls of adventurous intellect to think critically and creatively and prepares them for active, responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Within a diverse community and in partnership with dedicated faculty who teach across three divisions, students in Classes K through XII develop a command of many disciplines and a love of learning through the passionate exchange of ideas. Encouraging girls to balance individuality and collaboration further promotes the integrity essential to principled engagement in the world.



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  (212) 744-8582
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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 710
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Kindergarten 51
1 55
2 52
3 48
4 54
5 50
6 59
7 63
8 55
9 64
10 51
11 49
12 59

Brearley School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Brearley School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 59%
Multi-racial 18%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 15%


  • Art Club
  • Business and Financial Awareness
  • Classics Club
  • Debate
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Film Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Math Team
  • Model Congress
  • Model UN
  • Photography Club
  • Political Awareness Committee
  • Robotics
  • Student Council
  • Technology Club
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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