Welcome! The best way to learn more about the Brimmer experience is to connect with our Admissions Office. We are eager to share how Brimmer provides a strong and supportive learning environment where students are Inspired to Learn, Encouraged to Explore, and Empowered to Lead. Discover how our strong academic program, combined with robust offerings in athletics and the arts, provides a dynamic and rewarding experience while fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning. Our students develop the essential skills of critical thinking and problem solving, supported by creativity and collaboration, preparing them for our rapidly evolving world. You can start by completing our inquiry form so we can send you an information packet in the mail. We look forward to hearing from you and to getting to know your family throughout the application process.

Please visit our VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS page to learn more about Brimmer while our campus is closed to visitors.

Lower School

Middle and Upper School

Admissions FAQ

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I schedule a tour and interview?

    To schedule a tour or interview, please call the Admission Office at 617-738-8695 or email We begin conducting tours/interviews during the second week of school (early September), and continue throughout the academic year. An interview is required for students applying for grades 6-12 and parents/guardians of applicants applying for PK-5. One or both parents/guardians should accompany the student applicant.
  • Where is the Admissions Office and where should I park?

    The Admissions Office is located in May Hall, a brown shingle style house on the edge of campus. There are clearly identified visitor parking spots behind the building. If those spaces are occupied, you may also park on the street for up to two hours. After you park, please ring the front door buzzer and someone will greet you!

    Please do not park in any numbered spot in our lots, as those are assigned parking spaces.
  • What happens during the campus visit?

    Your visit to Brimmer will start with a tour of campus by a member of the Admissions staff or a student tour guide if applying to grades 6-12. Lower school (grades PK-5) tours are designed for parents, and students will visit the School in January for our Lower School Assessment day. During the tour, you will have an opportunity to see our classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, Dining Commons, theater, and gym. During the interview portion of the visit, you will have a chance to ask questions, give an overview of your child’s interests and learning experiences, and review the application timeline with a member of our staff. Students applying to grades 6-12 will also meet one-on-one with an admissions officer and have a chance to talk about their interests and passions. While called an interview, this is really just a conversation and a chance for us to get to know applicants on a more personal level.
  • Does my child need to dress up for a campus visit?

    No. It is important for you to be comfortable! On your visit you will see that Brimmer students have a dress code that is casual. If you are taking a campus tour, we recommend comfortable footwear and appropriate outerwear depending on the weather.
  • What does it mean to be placed on a waiting list?

    When a student is placed on the wait list, it means that we may not be able to offer them a space. After April 10, we will know how much space is available. If at that time, we still cannot offer a space, families on the waitlist may choose to remain on the waitlist during the spring and summer months. The Admissions Office will contact you if a space becomes available, assuming you have requested to stay on the waiting list.
  • Will I get a chance to revisit before I make my decision to attend?

    Yes! There are revisit days offered for accepted Middle and Upper School students in early April. If accepted, you will be notified of our scheduled revisit days. During a revisit day, students will attend classes, meet faculty and have an opportunity to meet Division Heads. This is a day for students to get the full Brimmer experience before making their final decision. Lower School parents will also have a chance to return to campus for our Curriculum Kaleidoscope.

Upcoming Admissions Events

List of 4 events.

  • Oct

    Virtual School Day Open House

    Grades PK-12
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  • Nov

    Virtual Walk-Through-Wednesday

    Grades PK-12
    Read More
  • Nov

    Collaborative Admissions Virtual Fair

    Boston Independent Schools
    Read More
  • Nov

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Information Session

    Read More

Admissions Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Brian Beale

    Brian Beale 

    Director of Enrollment
  • Photo of Ellen Foley

    Ellen Foley 

    Director of Lower School Admissions
  • Photo of Jessica Christian

    Jessica Christian 

    Director of Equity and Inclusion, Associate Director of MS/US Admissions
  • Photo of Mallorie Nai

    Mallorie Nai 

    Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Gr. 6 History Teacher
  • Photo of Courtney McGillicuddy '89

    Courtney McGillicuddy '89 

    Assistant Head of Lower School, Associate Director of Lower School Admissions
  • Photo of Helen Du

    Helen Du 

    Co-Director of International Students
  • Photo of Myra Korin

    Myra Korin 

    Admissions Coordinator

Admissions Contact

Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

Admissions Office
Financial Aid Office—617-278-2323 
Admissions fax—617-734-5147 
As an inclusive 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.