We Believe in the Power of Girls’ Intellect


We celebrate and cultivate that power and enable girls to grow into their authentic selves.
We believe intellectually-adventurous, socially-engaged girls are our best hope for the future.



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Our Statement of Beliefs


Mission Statement
The Brearley School challenges girls of adventurous intellect and diverse backgrounds to think critically and creatively and prepares them for principled engagement in the world.
 
Guided by a dedicated community of adults, students develop a command of many disciplines, a love of learning and a resilient and generous spirit. The bond among students and with their teachers is rooted in a passionate exchange of ideas and an appreciation for the unique and lively contributions of each individual.
 
A Brearley education unfolds over a lifetime. The School instills in its alumnae the confidence to pursue their ambitions and the wisdom to live balanced and purposeful lives.
 
Adopted by the Board of Trustees, June 2016

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Brearley School believes that diversity of thought, practice and identity are essential elements in preparing students for principled engagement in the world. We believe in the importance of establishing and strengthening the structures and practices necessary to achieve equitable representation and participation in our school. We are committed to putting these beliefs into action and are therefore engaged in continuous study, self-reflection and dialogue in order to improve and adapt as we learn.
 
We embrace the opportunities and challenges of learning and working in a diverse environment characterized by respect and consideration for the needs of others. In partnership with faculty, staff, students, families and alumnae, we are endeavoring to instill and sustain shared values that promote a welcoming, inclusive and affirming community. 

Anti-Racist Statement
The Brearley School condemns racism in the strongest possible terms and is committed to building an anti-racist community. This work requires active introspection, self-awareness and the determination to make conscious and consistently equitable choices on a daily basis. We expect teachers, staff members, students and parents to participate in anti-racist training and to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions. These actions include identifying and eliminating policies, practices and beliefs that uphold racial inequality in our community.


FEATURES
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Literary agent Cherise Fisher was recently featured in a New York Times article "'A Conflicted Cultural Force': What It's like to Be Black in Publishing."  Cherise, an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates, notes in her interview, " After I graduated [from college], I started working for a publisher. My plan was to work for two to three years, then go to law school, become a lawyer and then a literary agent. I ended up having a career as a book editor for decades, which I loved, before becoming an agent.More about Cherise Fisher and link to article.
 
  • Before the beginning of Virtual Brearley last year, Class III had the distinct honor of welcoming Meredith Bergmann the scuptor who created the Women's Rights pioneer Monument that will be placed in New York City's Central Park. She shared her work with the girls, explaining what tools she used and how she sculpted these real women. Sojourner Truth is speaker, Susan B. Anthony is organizing and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is writing--three essential elements of activism.
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    Sculptor of Women's Rights Monument Speaks with Class III

    Before the beginning of Virtual Brearley last year, Class III had the distinct honor of welcoming Meredith Bergmann the scuptor who created the Women's Rights pioneer Monument that will be placed in New York City's Central Park. She shared her work with the girls, explaining what tools she used and how she sculpted these real women. Sojourner Truth is speaker, Susan B. Anthony is organizing and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is writing--three essential elements of activism.
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    Cherise David Fisher '90 Profiled in The New York Times

    Literary agent Cherise Fisher was recently featured in a New York Times article "'A Conflicted Cultural Force': What It's like to Be Black in Publishing."  Cherise, an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates, notes in her interview, " After I graduated [from college], I started working for a publisher. My plan was to work for two to three years, then go to law school, become a lawyer and then a literary agent. I ended up having a career as a book editor for decades, which I loved, before becoming an agent.More about Cherise Fisher and link to article.
     
  • Before the beginning of Virtual Brearley last year, Class III had the distinct honor of welcoming Meredith Bergmann the scuptor who created the Women's Rights pioneer Monument that will be placed in New York City's Central Park. She shared her work with the girls, explaining what tools she used and how she sculpted these real women. Sojourner Truth is speaker, Susan B. Anthony is organizing and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is writing--three essential elements of activism.
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    Sculptor of Women's Rights Monument Speaks with Class III

    Before the beginning of Virtual Brearley last year, Class III had the distinct honor of welcoming Meredith Bergmann the scuptor who created the Women's Rights pioneer Monument that will be placed in New York City's Central Park. She shared her work with the girls, explaining what tools she used and how she sculpted these real women. Sojourner Truth is speaker, Susan B. Anthony is organizing and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is writing--three essential elements of activism.
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    Director Diane Paulus '84 photo copyright Susan Lapides 2012

    DIANE PAULUS '84


    DIRECTOR


    When you go to Brearley, you are given this incredible gift, this empowerment to speak up and express yourself ... Read Diane's full story.

    NO ONE BREARLEY GIRL

    OUR MISSION

    The Brearley School Challenges Girls of Adventurous Intellect and Diverse Backgrounds to Think Critically and Creatively and Prepares Them for Principled Engagement with the World


    LETICIA YOUNG '95

    LETICIA SKAI YOUNG-MOHAN '95


    FOOD INDUSTRY


    I know where I really stand, and I attribute that conviction to my years at Brearley where it went beyond that we didn’t have to compare ourselves to boys.... Leticia's story continues

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    The Brearley School is a K-XII independent day school for girls in New York City. Empowering girls of adventurous intellect to think critically and creatively.
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582 

    590 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582