The Brimmer and May School is an inclusive, caring community of learners and is committed to maintaining rigorous academic standards while implementing innovative educational ideas. The School promotes active learning by challenging students to think and work both independently and collaboratively, to approach learning with enthusiasm and confidence, to develop problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reading and writing skills, to understand and use emerging technologies, to explore and expand their creativity, to pursue health and well-being, to discover and realize their own potential. We promote ethical behavior by emphasizing individual responsibility, citizenship, and honesty. We embrace diversity and global awareness and encourage students to develop respect for themselves and others. Our objective is to develop informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community of the 21st century. Founded in 1880, Brimmer and May is a coeducational day school with a diverse student body, offering a rigorous program of academics, athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Brimmer and May was the only school in New England cited as a "Model School" for 21st century skills by the National Association of Independent Schools. The School is located three miles west of Boston. Brimmer and May students begin studying French in pre-kindergarten and have the option of studying Mandarin in grade 5, and Spanish in grade 6.The 6:1 student-faculty ratio allows students and teachers to work closely and cooperatively. Upper School students are guided in course selection, goal-setting, and college planning by their faculty advisor and college counselor. In addition to the college preparatory course of study, students have the opportunity to join the Honors program and may choose from electives in art, theatre, music, video production, 14 AP courses, and independent study. Signature Programs include a Creative Arts Diploma Program and a Global Studies Program. Juniors are involved in a year-long community service program. Upper School students participate in Winterim, an educational travel program run by the Brimmer and May faculty. Students have the opportunity to travel abroad or explore areas closer to home. The Athletics department offers 35 team sports to Upper and Middle School students.The Middle School program is focused on building skills as students take on greater independence and initiative. Students in these transitional years are guided in becoming self-motivated and self-disciplined students, equipped with the knowledge and experience they will need to meet the expectations of the Upper School. Each child's progress is carefully monitored, providing the support students need as they move from the Lower to the Middle School. Students regularly give exhibitions that demonstrate what they have learned. All students also take part in the community service program.The Lower School program provides students with an integrated curriculum that allows them to understand the relationship between all the subjects they study. The curriculum fosters independence and helps students become both learners and teachers. The school offers an After-School Music program and an Extended Day program.Brimmer and May's goal is to provide students with an environment that will stimulate them to love learning, to think deeply and analytically, to value themselves and others, and to prepare and inspire students to think and act as responsible and ethical citizens within the diverse global community. To read more about the school see www.brimmerandmay.org.Brimmer and May Summer Programs offers Brimmer and May Summer Camp, Gator Goals Soccer Academy, Eco Adventure Camp, and Global Explorers. See www.brimmerandmaycamp.org for details.