Lower School


Dear Prospective Lower School Families,
The Lower School curriculum offers students a developmentally appropriate program that helps foster a love of learning. At Brimmer and May we blend the exploration of creativity with the development of important skills and understanding of core content. Our aim is to prepare all students for the demands of the Middle and Upper School curriculum while nurturing their curiosity and spirit of wonder. 

With an average class size of 12, teachers personalize instruction in a student-centered learning environment. The school day offers a vibrant multinational community of learners in a child-friendly space to grow. In this supportive environment we want our students to appreciate the rewards of hard work and strive for their personal best.

Our state-of-the-art facilities complement our historical, residential atmosphere, making the learning environment dynamic for our younger students on campus. Our media-rich curriculum embraces emerging technologies that are changing the way students work and learn. The 300-seat theatre provides students with an inspirational space to explore their creativity, learn the value of performance, and practice public speaking. Likewise, the use of our upper-level labs, during Science ColLab lessons, furthers our focus on the creative design process.

Brimmer’s curriculum expands learning beyond the classrooms. The greater Boston’s performing arts, museum, and science programs enhance many of the classroom programs and content. Because the teachers’ professional development includes study tours to various countries, the social studies curriculum is authentic and inspiring. Our students learn about their neighbors near and far, embrace new languages, and value the rich customs and cultures throughout the world.

Students enjoy learning at Brimmer, and when joyful learners grow into confident students, their success follows.


Judith Guild
Head of School

Curriculum By Grade

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69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467