About Us

Fast Facts

Brimmer at a Glance

  • All gender independent/private school
  • Day school serving grades PK-12
  • 404 students
  • Seven-acre campus in historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood
  • STEAM, Innovation, and Maker Labs
  • Easy access to Chestnut Hill MBTA stop
  • 6:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 80% faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 12 students in the average class
  • 7% international students
  • 38% students of color
  • 27% of students receive financial aid
  • 35% of students are siblings

By Division

Lower School
  • Two libraries, including general and French language
  • Dedicated Design Lab
  • World Language program beginning in PK
  • After School Program including Extended Day, music, and clubs
  • Physical Education (PE) three times a week
Middle School
  • Exhibitions of learning in all subject areas
  • Annual Grade 7 trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Partnership with Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Fall play and spring musical open to all in Grades 6-8
  • Health & Wellness program partnerships with Partners in Sex Education, MediaGirls, and the Wellness Collaborative 
Upper School
  • 17 AP courses offered
  • 3 Signature Diploma Programs (Creative Arts, STEAM, and Global Studies)
  • Scholar Society 
  • Honors program
  • Winterim experiential learning travel program
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.