About Us

Mission and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

Brimmer and May is a PK - 12 coeducational day school that upholds high academic standards while implementing innovative ideas in a supportive and student-centered community. We develop lifelong learners who are informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders in our diverse world.

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    Inspired to Learn 
    We inspire students to be active learners, confident problem-solvers, and critical thinkers who work both independently and collaboratively.

    Encouraged to Explore
    We encourage students to engage their curiosity, expand their creativity, explore their interests, develop their voices, and strive for their personal best.

    Empowered to Lead
    We empower students to embrace opportunities, develop their intellect with character, and lead in the global community.

    Brimmer has four Life Rules that serve as our moral guidelines: Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, and Honesty. These four values are introduced in Lower School and threaded through each student’s day to promote interactions that are conducive to learning. In Middle and Upper School, the Life Rules are referred to as Core Values. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to live by these Life Rules and Core Values, which are central to our School’s mission.

    The May School was founded in 1880 and the Brimmer School in 1887. In 1939, these two well-known Boston schools merged. In 1954, Brimmer and May moved to its current location, three miles west of Boston in Chestnut Hill. Brimmer and May became fully coeducational in 1992. 
    From the beginning, we have been committed to creating high-achieving lifelong learners with strong moral character. Today, Brimmer and May continues this tradition as we educate students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. 
    • Come check out our History Wall in the Hastings Center!

      Come check out our History Wall in the Hastings Center!

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      Watch how our Brimmer community lives out its Mission every day.