Celebrating 200 Years!

Our 200-year history has been shaped by the thousands of people who lived it, our reflection on their past experiences to make our current path more relevant, and the wisdom and courage to boldly build a future for the next generation of Brewster students.

Welcome to our celebration of Brewster Academy’s Bicentennial. We hope you find inspiration in the vision of Our Watershed Moment (the campaign for Brewster’s future), amusement in the storytelling of your peers as they share a moment of reflection in 200 Voices, and maybe a little diversion from the daily grind when you visit our timeline that shows the transition from the Wolfeborough-Tuftonborough Academy to the Brewster Academy of today.

We invite your active participation in our efforts—come visit and engage with current students (time is the only difference from your experience), celebrate in one of our on- or off-campus gatherings, and plan to make the trip for our gala celebration at the end of May (an open invitation for all of our family and friends). We will keep you posted on this website and we encourage you to reach out with questions, ideas, and your stories!

The impact of Brewster’s student-centered, team-based education can be fully mapped only with the passing of time. The effect our work has on individual students, our shared academic community, the larger communities we’re a part of, and on the world of education itself is exponential.

These widening spheres of influence represent transformation on three levels, each one reinforcing and giving shape to the next. No other boarding school in the country is so intentionally focused on the scaling of its influence.

Our greatest asset is the time-tested Brewster Model: an extraordinary culture of teaching and learning for a cognitively diverse student population combined with a potent set of classroom practices. With a growing body of evidence behind us, we know it’s the way education should be.

As Brewster approaches the remarkable milestone of its 200th anniversary, we have the mandate—and the will—to make a difference on a larger scale. We have reached an inflection point in our capacity to shape the world as it should be. This is truly a watershed moment. Our Watershed Moment.

Craig N. Gemmell
Head of School


Visit this section to see what is happening on campus during Brewster’s bicentennial year!

  • Homecoming & Pep Rally September 13-14, 2019

    Join us for a pep rally and homecoming event to kick off Brewster’s 200th school year! Learn More

  • Contact Us We want to hear from you!

    Do you have questions about how you can be a part of the Bicentennial celebration at Brewster? Click Here

  • Throwback Community Dinners Throughout the School Year!

    Our community will come together throughout the year for a series of special dinners to celebrate! Learn More

  • The Cooper Series October 18, 2019

    Meet Brewster alumni A.J. Brustein ’98 and Yong Kim ’96 of Wonolo at this special All-School event. Learn More

  • Winter Carnival 2020 January 13-17, 2020

    Let the games begin! Our annual Winter Carnival tradition lives on … who will take home the trophy this year? Learn More

  • Trey Whitfield Invitational January 24-25

    Named in honor of the late Trey Whitfield ’89, this event hosts two boys’ prep basketball games that attract fans from the Lakes Region and beyond. Learn More

  • Reunion 2020 May 29-31, 2020 (Event Cancelled)

    All alumni are invited to this special Reunion 2020. Save the Date for our Bicentennial Gala! (Event Cancelled)

200 Years | 200 Voices

Be a part of history! Submit your voice/story/photo/video here.

Or post on Instagram to a public account and use the hashtag: #Brewster200Voices.

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Wolfeboro, NH

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