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Students, you are walking in the footsteps of the more than 125 Brown School classes before you. That means we have a lot of traditions! 

Here are just a few Brown School traditions:

  • Back to School BBQ
  • Bonding at Camp Chingachgook
  • Veterans Day Celebration
  • Singing in the Community for Veteran’s Day
  • Turkey Trot
  • Thanksgiving Lunch
  • Schenectady Parade
  • Musical
  • Caroling and Playing Bells
  • Museo
  • Teacher Auction
  • Teacher Auction
  • Socials
  • Mother’s Day Tea
  • Fine Arts and Music Fair
  • GEMS Awards (Genuinely Excellent Middle Schoolers)
  • Field Day
  • 7/8th Grade Dinner and Semi-formal
  • Moving Up Night at Proctors
  • Staff lining the hall to greet graduates on Graduation Day
  • Color Run
  • Upper School trips to Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC
  • October day at a farm
  • 8th grade lunch at Jumpin’ Jacks
  • Teacher/Student Basketball game
  • Upper School haunted house
  • Upper School open mic nights
  • 8th grade Mexican fiesta
  • Earth Day celebration
  • UN trip
  • Buddies

About Brown School

The Brown School community is strong and supportive, and we believe that our students deserve not only an academic education but also a place to enjoy traditions and experiences that they cherish for years to come. Our faculty and administration are committed to mindfully educating each individual student in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Our School Day

Our school song states that “Brown School is joy, friendship, and laughter. Memories dear, now and long after. Working each day, growing together. Brown School is learning and love.” Even though we have modernized our teaching and offerings, these words hold true even decades after they were written.

Beyond the School Day

Brown School students of all ages have a plethora of options available after the school day is over. Whether it is partaking in the after school or Plus programs that offer a purposeful place for students while parents are working, exploring new interests or established hobbies, or getting together beyond the walls of our school, our Brown School community is strong.

Prospective Parents

We know that you are looking for just the right spot for your child, and we want to partner with you in that process. It is hard to get a sense of the community and daily routines of Brown School online, and we encourage you to schedule a visit or join us at one of our Open Houses.

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Current Families

There are so many things happening in our school community each day, and we value your partnership in making amazing things happen. These links will help Brown School students and families stay connected to keep our community strong!

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