Bement School

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Bement School

Bement School

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location type grades students board int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT TOEFL
Deerfield, MA Co-ed 3-9 223 22% 15% 8:1 12 Opt’l Opt’l

The Bement School provides an education based on time-honored school traditions and values for children in kindergarten through ninth grade, day and boarding. From the classrooms to the dorms, we live and learn as a family, while encouraging responsibility for our own work and actions. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness and challenge which nurtures each child intellectually, creatively, physically, and emotionally.

At Bement, the kind of person you are matters most, and we spend a fair amount of time tending to that development. In the midst of studying literature and history, we realize we’re studying relationships. Small classes enable students and teachers to know each other well. All teachers eat daily meals with students, which furthers the friendships adults and young people have at Bement.

Bement’s curriculum has remained responsive and fluid and faculty continue to demonstrate unflagging devotion to their students. Bement currently maintains an enrollment of approximately 245 students, including 39 boarders, who come from many different states and countries.


We continue to emphasize skills which we think are timeless, while introducing courses and methodology which reflect the needs of a rapidly changing world. Our commitment to small class size insures that all voices are heard and that active participation is unavoidable. Faculty and students develop a comfort with one another that fosters intellectual risk-taking within a friendly and supportive community. Our mission statement asks that we seek “an academically diverse, international, and multicultural student body,” and we expect our curriculum and classroom practices to honor this mandate. The academic year is organized on a trimester system. In grades 6 to 9, students travel to different classrooms for their instruction from teachers who specialize in subject areas.

 Special Highlights

Ballet School at Bement. The Ballet School at Bement offers quality dance instruction for all area children ages 4 and up. Classes are age-appropriate, helping students discover the beautiful world of dance, music and art while teaching them correct technique as they progress through the levels.

Mini-term. Mini-term is a program unique to Bement and a point of pride for our school. Mini-term invites the entire school to participate in the study of the same topic chosen each year. The daily schedule is often reinvented to make room for speakers, performances, workshops, films, and field trips which bring the topic to life. Students enjoy many hands-on activities and are often able to choose electives not available at other times of the year.

 Top high schools attended by students

Deerfield, Phillips Exeter, Phillips Andover, Brooks, St. Paul’s, St. George’s, Lawrenceville, Milton, Pomfret, Portsmouth Abbey, Taft, Choate Rosemary Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon, Miss Porter’s School, Williston, Mercersburg, Proctor, Miss Hall’s School, Loomis Chaffee, Blair Academy, Westminster, Suffield, Brewster Academy

 What the school looks for in students…

“The Admission Committee looks for students who will benefit from and contribute to the life of the school. It is a priority of Bement to give preference to siblings of current students and to enroll a diverse student population.”