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Bement School

Call: 413-774-7061
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Bement School

At a glance

Location Deerfield, MA Tuition $48,075
Grades K-9 Students Receiving Aid 35%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $720,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 6:1 Endowment $5,500,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 72%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 222

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 12

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 26*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Springfield MA Area
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades K-9
Boarding Grades K-9
Grade Divisions Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Established 1925
Dress Code Other(Students must where a blue blazer, khaki pants, and a white collared shirt on Mondays.)
School Setting Rural
Head of School Shelley Borror Jackson
Endowment $5,500,000

History

The Bement School, located in Historic Deerfield, provides an education based on time-honored school traditions and values for 220 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.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 37
Part Time Faculty 5
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 68%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 28
Student/Faculty ratio 6:1
Average Class Size 12
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
Art
Art History
Chinese
Chorus
Dance
Drama
English
English as a Second Language
Fine Arts
French
Geometry
Latin
Mathematics
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 222
Boys 107
Girls 115
% Boys/Girls 48%/52%
Boarding Students 40
Day Students 182
International
Brazil
China
France
Japan
Korea
Other (Bahamas)
Taiwan
United States
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
Vermont
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 13%
% of International Students 13%

Admission

E-mail admit@bement.org
Web Address www.bement.org
Director of Admission Kimberly C. Loughlin
Admission Application Apply to Bement School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Feb
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 1
Financial Aid Awarded $720,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 35%
Acceptance Rate 72%
Total Applicants 126
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 58%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
Other (WISC)
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $14,935
Boarding Student Tuition $48,075

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Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cross-country skiing
diving
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
other (ultimate frisbee)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
Recreational Sports
dance
skiing
tennis
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
Chorus
Orchestra
Other (Electives)
School Band
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  • May 30, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Even though I only went to Bement for two years, I'm so glad that I went there. If it weren't for Bement, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Really, if you saw a picture of me at the beginning of eighth grade, you would have a difficult time realizing that that was me. I owe so much to this school from teaching me to play ultimate frisbee to going to the Dominican Republic. I've also made friends and memories that I'll never forget. All I can say really is that Bement is like no place else. Sure, like most schools, it has classrooms and a dining hall. But what really makes Bement unique is the sense of family and togetherness that the school has. Teachers aren't just teachers, they're our parents and friends and other students are like our brothers and sisters. So all I can say to the people out there who haven't gone to Bement is that you're missing out on some pretty amazing people and experiences. The only thing I regret is that I didn't come sooner.

  • May 31, 2013
    Current Student/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: When I first attended Bement, I had no idea what American school is going to be like, but after a year and a half, I got a lot of friendships I can keep forever. I can really say Bement my second home. My dorm mates are like my sisters and my dorm parents are my parents.

  • May 31, 2013
    Current Student/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Bement has always been a home away from home for me. My first time to step foot on Bement Campus was in the summer after my fifth grade year. I was a camper in the ELAC Camp. I had a lot of fun and came back again and again. Then I attended the Bement School. I enjoyed it a lot. Bement not only provides numerous amounts of opportunities but also a powerful support and encouragement from the community. The small class allow the students to build extremely close relationships with their friends and teachers. Bement is definitely a place to go if you are looking for a close community.

  • May 31, 2013
    Current Student/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Bement has always been a home away from home for me. My first time to step foot on Bement Campus was in the summer after my fifth grade year. I was a camper in the ELAC Camp. I had a lot of fun and came back again and again. Then I attended the Bement School. I enjoyed it a lot. Bement not only provides numerous amounts of opportunities but also a powerful support and encouragement from the community. The small class allow the students to build extremely close relationships with their friends and teachers. Bement is definitely a place to go if you are looking for a close community.

  • May 31, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Bement is a one of a kind school. I started Bement in the Fall of 2003 and am now leaving in the June of 2013. I spent 10 wonderful years at Bement and truly wish I could do it again. My ninth grade year was one of my favorite ones. I got to bond with all of my best good friends and got to have great relationships with the advisors. The classes are very interactive and very creative. Bement will always be my second home.

  • Jun 1, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Bement has been a second home for me. With small and intimate class sizes, the relationships built between students and teachers are incredible. I have learned how to comfortably speak publicly, sing whole-heartedly, study with focus, and express myself to everyone. After nine incredible years there, the skills and memories I've collected will stay with me forever.

  • Jun 2, 2013
    Current Student/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: I started in fourth grade, and now graduating as a ninth grader, I can understand the reasons for everything that Bement has taught me. It is as if the teachers double majored in their respective subjects, and classes on the school’s motto, fly on your own wings. This year alone I have been guided through conquering my fear of public speaking. I seized the opportunity during our Mini Term to co-run an elective for SketchUp, an architecture program. In past years I have been taught to use Photoshop, and at the same time taking art, band, and drama. In the classroom we have already been offered amazing high school level courses. We have read wonderful classics like, The Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Killer Angels. I couldn’t ask for more in the sports. I have been competing on our varsity Soccer, Alpine Ski, and Ultimate team since seventh grade. We play many high school teams as well as middle school teams, and there is always great competition. Sports practices Monday through Thursday and if you are like me and don’t think that’s enough, you can join the soccer game at recess, or throw and ultimate disc around. Unfortunately skiing is a bit hard to do in the 15 minutes we are allowed. On another unfortunate note, I graduate in three days. Well, I should say, I move on in three days, because I will always feel, and be proud of the fact, that I was, and forever will be, a Bement student.

  • Jun 8, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: Bement will always be one of the most important things to me. It's helped me create the most sentimental memories of my life. The teachers at Bement are some of the greatest people on this earth. I only wish I could stay connected with them forever. There's too much to say about Bement for me to not write a novel so I'll stop here. But I hope it's clear how much Bement can impact one's life.

  • Jul 22, 2013
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 2013

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Bement School: The Bement school has by far given me the greatest academic and athletic experience I could have asked for in a school. Putting the finishing touches on a History project or even discussing the main (or hidden) points in a Greek play are just a couple examples that do not even come close to tapping the true potential of actually being a Bement student. But from a recent alum's perspective, to even catch the tiniest glimpse of truly understanding what being a Bement student really means, you have to simply imagine a place that will trust you to be a responsible and self-aware person so you can do the right things, and in return, you are given the coolest and most eye-opening experiences a school can provide. Whether you are discussing current events in great detail with the best teachers around, socializing and laughing with friends on the way to and from playing some really awesome sports, or even creating even deeper connections with each one of your classmates while you begin to connect and give your love to some of the sweetest boys in an orphanage in the Domincan Republic, I found it nearly impossible to not enjoy school. Each day was a new story to be told, and it really is an exciting feeling. In short, yes, I would without a single doubt recommend this school to anyone interested in applying.

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Contact Info

Phone 413-774-7061
Address 94 Old Main St, PO Box 8 - Deerfield, MA 01342
Website www.bement.org 
Email admit@bement.org 
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