Admissions

Welcome

Welcome to Brimmer and May School!

Brimmer and May provides a strong and supportive learning environment where students are Inspired to Learn, Encouraged to Explore, and Empowered to Lead. Our strong academic program, combined with robust offerings in athletics and the arts, provides a dynamic and rewarding experience fostering an appreciation for lifelong learning.
 
Our students are prepared for the rapidly evolving world. They develop essential skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration.

You can start by completing our inquiry form so we can send you an information packet. We look forward to getting to know your family throughout the application process. The best way to learn more about the Brimmer experience is to connect with us at admissions@brimmer.org.
    • Lower School

    • Middle School

    • Upper School

Admissions FAQ

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • How can I schedule a tour and interview?

    To schedule an in-person campus tour, please log-on to your Ravenna Hub account. Go to the step 'Campus Tour' and click 'Register for an event' to see all available dates and times. If you do not see a current offering, please contact us at admissions@brimmer.org.
     
    To schedule an interview (virtually or in-person), please call the Admission Office at 617-738-8695 or email admissions@brimmer.org. We begin conducting interviews during the second week of school (early September) and continue throughout the academic year (subject to space availability).
  • What are you looking for in a candidate? 

    We are looking for students who demonstrate curiosity, enthusiasm for learning, and a willingness to engage actively in both academic and extracurricular pursuits, fostering a vibrant and supportive environment within our community. 
  • What can I expect during the parent interview?

    This is an opportunity to share more about your student’s interests, academic experiences, information about educational testing (if applicable), their extracurricular engagements, and your hopes for them in their next school. See specific LS Interview FAQ here, see specific MS/US Interview FAQ here.

Directions to the Brimmer Campus

List of 3 items.

  • Public Transportation

    Take the MBTA Green Line ("D" towards Riverside) to the Chestnut Hill stop. Take the footpath beginning on the inbound side of the tracks to Middlesex Road and turn left. Walk several hundred yards down Middlesex Road to the first stoplight. Brimmer is located on both sides of the street. 
  • From downtown Boston by car

    Follow Route 9 (west) through Brookline to the intersection of Route 9 and Hammond Street. (Route 9 is also called Huntington Avenue in Boston and Boylston Street in Brookline.) Turn right onto Hammond Street. At the first stop sign, turn right again onto Middlesex Road. (You will see the Chestnut Hill Post Office on the corner.) Drive down Middlesex Road to the first stoplight. Brimmer is located on both sides of the street.
  • From the north, west, or south of Boston

    Take Route 128 to exit 36 for Route 9 east. Follow Route 9 for 3.6 miles. Turn left onto Hammond Street. At the first stop sign, turn right again onto Middlesex Road. (You will see the Chestnut Hill Post Office on the corner.) Drive down Middlesex Road to the first stoplight. Brimmer is located on both sides of the street.

Admissions Contact

Admissions Office617-738-8695
Financial Aid Office617-278-2323
Admissions fax—617-734-5147 

Admissions Openings

We have openings in select grades for the 2024-2025 school year. Please contact us at admissions@brimmer.org or 617-738-8695 to learn more.

Admissions Staff

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Brian Beale

    Brian Beale 

    Director of Enrollment Management
    617-278-2323
    BIO
  • Photo of Melissa Alkire

    Melissa Alkire 

    Director of Lower School Admissions
    617-278-2315
    BIO
  • Photo of Courtney McGillicuddy

    Courtney McGillicuddy 

    Associate Director of Lower School Admissions, Assistant Head of Lower School
    617-278-2313
    BIO
  • Photo of Tess Cicala

    Tess Cicala 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    617-278-2320
    BIO
  • Photo of Jessica Christian

    Jessica Christian 

    Director of DEIB, Admissions Interviewer
    617-278-2324
  • Photo of Helen Du

    Helen Du 

    Co-Director of International Students, Admissions Interviewer
    617-278-2329
    BIO
  • Photo of Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison 

    Assistant Director of Summer Programs, MS/US Administrative & Operations Manager, Admissions Associate
    617-278-2301
    BIO
  • Photo of Amanda Crater

    Amanda Crater 

    Admissions Coordinator
    617-278-2316
    BIO
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.