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
    • Lower School

    • Middle School

    • Upper School

Admissions FAQ

List of 7 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 Masks are optional for visitors while in campus buildings. We respect personal choice.

    To schedule an interview (virtually or in-person), please call the Admission Office at 617-738-8695 or email We begin conducting interviews during the second week of school (early September) and continue throughout the academic year (subject to space availability).

    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 is the structure of an interview?

    During the interview you will have a chance to ask questions, give an overview of your student’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 in the waitpool?

    When a student is placed in the waitpool, 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 in the waitpool may choose to remain there during the spring and summer months. The Admissions Office will contact you if a space becomes available, assuming you have requested to stay in the waitpool.
  • 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.
  • Is there an age requirement at Brimmer for entry to PK and K?

    Yes. Applicants to Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old by September 1; Applicants to Kindergarten must be five years old by September 1.

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 Staff

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Brian Beale

    Brian Beale 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Mallorie Nai

    Mallorie Nai 

    Director of MS/US Admissions, Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Photo of Melissa Alkire

    Melissa Alkire 

    Director of Lower School Admissions
  • Photo of Courtney McGillicuddy

    Courtney McGillicuddy 

    Associate Director of Lower School Admissions, Assistant Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Tess Cicala

    Tess Cicala 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Jessica Christian

    Jessica Christian 

    Director of DEIB, Admissions Interviewer
  • Photo of Helen Du

    Helen Du 

    Co-Director of International Students, Admissions Interviewer
  • Photo of Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison 

    Assistant Director of Summer Programs, Extended Day Director, Admissions Associate
  • Photo of Amanda Crater

    Amanda Crater 

    Admissions Coordinator
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.