- Brearley School
Infobox Secondary school
name = The Brearley School
motto = By Truth and Toil
established = 1884
New York City
state = NY
type = Private Girls' School
founder = Samuel Brearley
head_label = Headmistress
head = Dr. Stephanie J. Hull
faculty = 110
students = 670
address = 610 East 83rd Street
mascot = Beaver
colors = Maroon and White
newspaper = "The Zephyr"
free_label_1 = Literary Magazine
free_1 = "The Beaver"
website = [http://www.brearley.org/ The Brearley School]
The Brearley School is an all-girls'
private schoolin New York City, USA. It is located on the Upper East Sideof Manhattanin New York City. The school is divided into the Lower School (K-4), Middle School (5-8) and Upper School (9-12). There are approximately 670 students enrolled in grades K-12, with about fifty students in a class.
Brearley, despite its relative youth, is considered the sister school of the
The Collegiate School, the nation's oldest independent school. The School is a member of the New York Interschool.
History [ [http://www.brearley.org/about_brearley/history.aspx The Brearley School: About Brearley » Our History ] ]
Samuel A. Brearley founded The Brearley School in 1884, and he remained the head of school until 1886 when he died of typhoid. James G. Croswell would be the next head until his death in 1915. Since 1926, Brearley has been headed by women, firstly Millicent Carey McIntosh, following Jean Fair Mitchell, Evelyn J. Halpert, and Dr. Priscilla M. Winn Barlow. The current head is Dr. Stephanie J. Hull, and has been since 2003.
In the early 1900s, The Brearley School outgrew its original quarters on East 45th Street, firstly moving to West 44th Street and then in 1912 to Park Avenue and 61st Street, where the primary program was added. The School comminsioned a new building in 1929 on East 83rd Street. During the eighty years at that location Brearley has expanded its art and sciences facilities, library, and added two stories to the building. The Brearley School in the early 2000s built a Field House on East 87th Street containing regulation-sized basketball and volleyball courts and other facilities.
The Brearley School curriculum is based on the
liberal arts. The School's low 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio helps the Brearley teachers be fully attentive to their students. [ [http://www.brearley.org/academics/index.aspx The Brearley School: Academics » Academic Life ] ] There are no classes specifically at “honors” or “AP” level, as the regular classes prepare students for a broad range of Advanced Placement examinations. [ [http://www.brearley.org/academics/us.aspx The Brearley School: Academics » Upper School ] ]
Languages offered at Brearley are Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. In the fall of 2004, the School piloted a new program that incorporated the use of
iPods in language classes, allowing students to download portable audio lessons. [ [http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/brearley/ Apple - Education - The Brearley School, pg.1 ] ] The Brearley School offers art, music, and drama classes, based on their own "art floor". [http://www.brearley.org/student_life/facilities.aspxand]
Students of the Brearley School have access to two large computer labs—one serving the Lower School, the other the Middle and Upper Schools. In addition, there are three smaller computer workrooms, as well as the science projects room and laptops for use in the library and classrooms. [ [http://www.brearley.org/student_life/facilities.aspx The Brearley School: Student Life » Facilities ] ]
The School's median SAT scores were 727 critical reading and 690 mathematics [ [http://www.petersons.com/pschools/code/instVC.asp?inunid=333&sponsor=1 The Brearley School- School Overview ] ] . Brearley is considered one of the most prestigious schools for girls in the United States. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CEEDB1E3AF932A35757C0A961958260 Brearley School Selects a New Head - New York Times ] ] [ [http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/csj/012403/hull.shtml Stephanie Hull to Head New York's Brearley School ] ]
College rankings and attendance
Brearley ranked #2 by the Wall Street Journal of students matriculating to eight national universities and liberal arts colleges (Chicago, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Pomona, Princeton, Swarthmore, and Williams) cite web|url=http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-COLLEGE0711-sort.html|title=How the Schools Stack Up|publisher="The Wall Street Journal"|date=
2007-12-28|author=Staff writer|accessdate=2008-07-25] and ranked #2 by "Worth" Magazine in sending students to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton [http://www.auap.com/prepschoolclass.html] .
"'Top Ten Attended Colleges and Universities (2003-2007) [ [http://www.brearley.org/about_brearley/ataglance.aspx The Brearley School: About Brearley » At A Glance ] ]
University of Chicago(8)
University of Pennsylvania(8)
A separate building, the "Field House" on East 87th Street, has facilities for physical education and athletics including track, soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, cross country, squash, lacrosse and field hockey. In 2005, both Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Cross Country won State Championships.Brearley's Junior Varsity Volleyball team remained undefeated throughout its season, and won its tournament in 2007. Brearley's Varsity Cross Country team won the New York State Championship again in the fall of 2006, and again in the fall of 2007.
Brearley's school/team colors are Maroon and White.
Clubs and committees and CIOs (Common Interest Organizations)
* Student Government
* Athletics Association
* Diversity Committee
* Service Committee
* Brearley Environmental Action Committee (BEAC)
* The Zephyr (Newspaper)
* The Beaver (Literary Magazine)
* Model Congress
* Model United Nations
* Bridges to Learning (community outreach service club)
* Asian Awareness
* Business and Financial Awareness (BFA)
* Flash (Photography club)
* RADAR (Religious Awareness Diversity And Respect)
* Robotics (Team Double X, the FIRST Competition, in conjunction with the Chapin School) website http://robotics.brearley.org
* Political Awareness
* Film Club
* MATH TEAM
* Brearley Food and Cooking Club (BFCC)
* Art Club
* Debate Team
* Drama/Improv Club
* Tech Committee
* GASP (Gay and Straight Partnership)
* Classics Club
* Step Club
* Anime Club
* Cryptography Club
* The Brearley Philosophers' Club (BPC)
* Habitat for Humanity
* Harry Potter Society
* US Orchestra
* US Singers
Abiola Abrams, feminist filmmaker, author, and television personality.
Blue Balliett, author of "Chasing Vermeer"
Mary Ellin Barrett, novelist and daughter of Irving Berlin
Emily Cross, Olympic fencer
Anne d'Harnoncourt, museum director
Elizabeth Fishel, journalist and writer, in 2000published a book profiling 10 of her Brearley classmates from the class of '68, "Reunion: The Girls We Used to Be, the Women We Became".
Virginia Kneeland Frantz, pathologist, pioneer in the study of pancreatic tumors
Betsy Gotbaum, New York City Public Advocate
Téa Leoni, actress
Mary Rodgers, children's author and composer, daughter of composer Richard Rodgers
Katie Roiphe, journalist, author, professor at New York University's school of Cultural Reporting and Criticism.
Kyra Sedgwick, Golden Globe winning actress
Dorothy Schiff, publisher of The New York Post
Kim Stolz, model
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
National Association of Independent Schools
New York State Association of Independent Schools
New York Interschool
* [http://www.brearley.org Brearley School Homepage]
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