FAQs

Schedule your visit

A visit introduces you to our Brown School education and culture. It is a personal time to meet with our Director of Admissions and have many of your questions answered. Schedule a personal tour of our school today.

Affording our school

Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families. The process for applying begins on January 1st of each year with deadlines for current families of February 28th followed thereafter by new families requesting aid on a rolling admissions/aid basis. Financial Assistance is available for students in grades Kindergarten on up. Families apply for admissions and financial aid at the same time and apply for aid through our partner portal: www.tads.com

Closer than you think

Bus transportation is provided to Brown School students from over a dozen local school districts within a 15 mile radius. Bus request forms for transportation to nonpublic schools are completed annually and submitted by the family to their local school district by April 1st of each year. Districts currently providing transportation to Brown School include: Niskayuna, Schenectady, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, Scotia-Glenville, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, North Colonie, South Colonie, Duanesburg, Mohonasen, Schalmont, and may include (depending upon distance from a residence) Ballston Spa, Watervliet, Voorhesville, Cohoes, and Troy.

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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