Art & Culture

Learning & Living Together: The Bement School

The Bement School, founded in 1925 and located in historic Deerfield, MA, is a coeducational junior boarding and day school serving 220 students in grades kindergarten through grade 9. Boarding is offered for grades 3-9. Bement’s rich, secondary school preparatory curriculum motivates and challenges students with thematically coordinated courses, a renowned fine arts program, and competitive athletic offerings. The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together.

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, stimulation, and challenge in which the academic, creative, physical, and emotional growth of each child is nurtured and realized.

Topics have included architecture, space, diversity, the environment, China, Korea, the circus, and the ocean. Upper school students may participate in a long-standing cultural exchange program with L’Ermitage School in Maisons-Lafitte, France, and school trips are offered regularly to China and various Spanish-speaking countries. All students engage in a varied community service program. Ninth grade students travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in service learning with Cambiando Vidas.

Students are well prepared at Bement and go on to attend Deerfield, NMH, Williston, Exeter, Milton, Miss Porter’s, Suffield, Pomfret, Choate, Hotchkiss, Berkshire, St. Paul’s, Loomis Chaffee, Lawrenceville, Hill, Episcopal High School, Mercersburg, and Blair among others.

At Bement, the student/teacher ratio is 6:1 and class size averages 12 students. A three-week mini-term gives the entire school community an opportunity to study a common theme in depth.

The Bement School
94 Old Main Street | Deerfield, MA
413.774.4209 | www.bement.org