History

The Bement School, located in Historic Deerfield, provides an education based on time-honored school traditions and values for 245 children in kindergarten through ninth grade, day and boarding. From the classrooms to the dorms, we live and learn as a family while encouraging responsibility for our own work and actions. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge which nurtures each child intellectually, creatively, physically, and emotionally.

Overview

Region
Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis
5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades K-9
Boarding Grades 3-9
Grade Divisions
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Other(Students must where a blue blazer, khaki pants, and a white collared shirt on Mondays.)
School Setting Rural
Campus Size (Acres) 18
Head of School Shelley Borror Jackson
Endowment 5.1 million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.bement.org
Director of Admission Kimberly Caldwell Loughlin
Admission Application Apply to Bement School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount US $50; International $100
Application Deadline(s) Domestic Boarding: rolling / International Boarding: contact the office / Day: February 1
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $675,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 36%
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (WISC)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $20,075.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition $36,620.00
Boarding Student Tuition $44,235.00
International Student Tuition $44,235.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 244
Boys 125
Girls 119
Boarding Students 40
Day Students 204
International
Brazil
China
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bahamas, Hong Kong, Argentina, Singapore)
Spain
Taiwan
United States
California
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 10%
% of International Students 14%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 36
Part Time Faculty 6
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 45
Average Class Size 10-12
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
Art
Art History
Chinese
Chorus
Dance
Drama
English
English as a Second Language
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History

College Placement Office

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
diving
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
other (ultimate frisbee)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
Recreational Sports
dance
skiing
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Orchestra
School Band
Student Publications

Notes

Over the past few years graduates matriculated at the following secondary schools: Deerfield Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, Williston Northampton, Proctor Academy, Loomis Chaffee, Hotchkiss School, Kent School, Avon Old Farms, Mercersburg Academy, Suffield Academy, St. Timothy's School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Concord, Milton, Peddie, St. Mark's School, Miss Porter's School, Westminster School, Pomfret School, Kimball Union Academy, Tabor Academy, and many other fine institutions

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