Mission, Diversity & Accreditation

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Our mission is to mindfully educate all students to pursue their individual potential in a nurturing, collaborative environment through the arts, humanities, mathematics and sciences.


Brown School is an inclusive school that respects the dignity of the individual in the areas of gender, religion, ethnicity, culture, personal choices and family differences. All members of the Brown School community are mindful of and responsible for understanding and advancing diversity in the school.


Brown School has an absolute charter by the New York State Board of Regents.

Having met or exceeded criteria for accreditation based upon principles of best practice, Brown School is the only school in Schenectady and one of only 13 schools in the Capital District accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Brown School has held accreditation since 1996 and has been continuously re-accredited since that time.