Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Bement's junior boarders, ages 9 through 15, hail from all over the world and live in new, state-of-the-art dorms and restored period homes with dorm parents committed to each student's well-being and growth. Our rich, secondary school preparatory curriculum motivates and challenges students with thematically coordinated courses, a celebrated fine arts program, and diverse athletic offerings. The student/teacher ratio is 6:1 and class size averages 12 students. A three-week mini-term gives the entire school community an opportunity to study in-depth a common theme. Topics have included Dominican Republic, food, diversity, the environment, medieval times, and the ocean. Upper school students may participate in a long-standing cultural exchange program with L'Ermitage School in Maisons-Lafitte, France, and school trips are offered regularly to China and various Spanish-speaking countries. All students engage in a varied community service program. 9th grade students travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in a service learning program at the La Suiza Orphanage. Recent graduates of our boarding program have matriculated at following secondary schools: Deerfield, Phillips Exeter, St. Paul's, Choate Rosemary Hall, NMH, St. George's, Taft, Miss Porter's, Williston, Loomis Chaffee, Blair, Westminster, Suffield, Mercersburg, and Proctor.