This call to live deliberately, to focus on service, civic engagement and justice, found expression in our school’s founder, Moses Brown. His life spoke through his actions as a community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and through his leadership at the forefront of both the abolitionist movement and the birth of the textile industry in America.
Founded in 1784, Moses Brown School remains strong and steady as one of the oldest schools in the country, yet is as new and progressive as its founder. An innovative thinker, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Moses Brown envisioned a school to educate the rising generation to live and lead in a changing world. His ideals and values remain as relevant and important today, as they were in 1784.
Moses Brown School continues to help children reach their full potential, and its graduates are known throughout the country and the world for doing both well and good. Moses Brown is an independent, college preparatory school, enrolling 775 boys and girls, in nursery through grade 12.