Moses Brown School

250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI 02906

Opened as Friends School in Portsmouth, this institution was reestablished in Providence in 1819 through the energy and generosity of Moses Brown, an influential Quaker whose family established Brown University. It was further endowed by his son, Obadiah, and the present name was adopted in 1904. The school remained coeducational until 1926, when the girls' department ceased operation. In 1976, girls were readmitted and the school reinstated coeducation. The school has upper, middle and lower divisions. All students must meet basic requirements, but there are many electives and extracurricular activities available as well. Offerings include Advanced Placement courses in English, world languages, science and mathematics. A feature of the school's Quaker heritage is the requirement that every student complete a 40-hour community service project during the upper school years (grades 9-12). When appropriate, students in the upper school may also pursue independent study, and the senior projects program allows students to focus on independent inquiry and personal growth outside the classroom.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI 02906
Year Established1784
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationReligious Society of Friends
AdministratorMatt Glendinning
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment765
Day Students765
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