The Brearley School

Independent SS Girls 1-12
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Address: 610 East 83rd Street; New York, NY 10028   USA
Phone: 212.570.8600
Head of School: Jane Foley Fried
Traditional Entry Points: K, 6, 9
Admission Tests Accepted: Thinking & Engagement 2.0 (K-1), ISEE, SSAT
Financial System: SSS

About The Brearley School

Elementary, Middle, High School

Brearley was founded at the end of the 19th century. The founders of the Brearley School had a progressive notion: girls had every right to be educated and prepared to pass college entrance exams--a novel idea in 1884. Since then, Brearley has prepared thousands of women not only for college, but for principled engagement in the world. Our alums have the confidence and the skill set to pursue anything and everything in a world where parity between the sexes has yet to be achieved.  Our program is rich in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our students wear multiple hats--the soccer player is also a flute player in our orchestra, a lover of Mandarin, a budding biologist and a member of the film club. We look forward to sharing more about this very special school!

COVID-19 Admission Adjustments

How are you adjusting your admission process? All tours, interviews and events will be virtual.

Are you conducting tours/open houses? Yes, virtually.

Are both parents expected to attend tours/presentations? no

What is expected of families? Depends on grade, all will be virtual


Nothing from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2023.