Brimmer and May School

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Brimmer and May
Chase Building, Brimmer and May - IMG 0373.JPG
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Coordinates 42°19′37″N 71°9′55″W / 42.32694°N 71.16528°W / 42.32694; -71.16528Coordinates: 42°19′37″N 71°9′55″W / 42.32694°N 71.16528°W / 42.32694; -71.16528
Type Independent
Motto Joy, Growth, Success
Head of School Judith Guild
Faculty 70
Enrollment 400
Average class size 13
Campus 7-acres
Color(s) Green and White
Athletics 30+ team sports
Athletics conference Independent Girls Conference (IGC), Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL), New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)
Mascot Gator
Rival Gann Academy

Brimmer and May School is an independent, pre-K-12 school located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Brimmer and May is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which in 2011 designated Brimmer and May as a “School of the Future.” In addition, it is a member of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), and the National Center for Independent School Renewal (NCISR).[1]


Chase Building, Brimmer and May - IMG 0374

The Brimmer School was founded in 1887 and the May School in 1880. In 1939, these two well-known Boston schools merged. The head master of The Brimmer School was Mabel Homer Cummings and the head master of Miss May's School was Miss Mary C.S. May, both of whom have buildings named after them on the current campus. In 1954, Brimmer and May moved to its current location in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, near the city line with Boston. Brimmer and May became fully coeducational in 1992. [2]

Student population[edit]

2013-2014 - 17% international students, 23% students of color, 30% receive financial aid, 35% are siblings. [3]


The campus is located along a two-block stretch of Middlesex Road in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The immediate surrounding area includes landmarks such as the Longwood Cricket Club and Boston College campus. The School is located on the T Greenline at the Chestnut Hill stop.


Chase Building and Almy Center - Classrooms, computer lab, dining room, Technology Department, Science Department, humanities departments, Math Department, Creative Arts Department, Ruth Corkin Theatre, Anne C. Reenstierna Library, Waintrup Courtyard, College Counseling Department.

McCoy Hall - Classrooms, Lower School Library, French Library, playground (in backyard), Summer Programs Office.

Cummings Hall - Administrative Offices, classrooms, Certified Organic Wildlife Habitat (in backyard).

May Hall - World Language Department and classrooms.

Corkin Visual Arts Center - two arts studios, Ceramic studio.

Head of School's House

Athletic Facilities include the Emily C. Thompson Gym and fitness center, campus field, and the Orr Field in Newton.

Technology Facilities: 1-1 iPad program, Mobile Maker Lab, 3-D printer, 3-D scanner, interactive whiteboards, and interactive projection systems.


Teams compete in the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL), the Independent Girls’ Conference (IGC), and the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC), in addition to invitational matches.

The School fields the following teams:[4]

Boys' and Girls' Soccer: Girls' won IGC League Champion 2016 and Boys' won MBIL League Champion 2012

Boys' and Girls' Basketball: Girls' won NEPSAC Class E champions 2013

Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse

Boys' and Girls' Tennis

Girls' Field Hockey

Girls' Softball

Boys' Baseball: MBIL League Champion 2014

Coed Golf

Coed Cross Country: MBIL League Champion 2013

Coed Curling: Two trophies earned at the 2014 Brookline Country Club Bonspiel.


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