About Browning


Learn more    about Browning in the public viewbook.

Learn more about Browning in the public viewbook.

The Browning School was founded as a college preparatory school for boys in 1888 by John A. Browning. A traditional curriculum helps support boys intellectually, physically, and emotionally from Kindergarten through high school. Located in the heart of New York City, The Browning School makes use of the city’s vast resources.

The Browning School is a member of Interschool, a consortium of eight private NYC schools: Brearley, Browning, Chapin, Collegiate, Dalton, Nightingale-Bamford, Spence, and Trinity. Interschool offers opportunities for academic sharing, extracurricular participation in the arts, and social activities for boys and girls. Also, Browning often undertakes special programs with schools such as Hewitt, Marymount, and Sacred Heart.

The athletic program includes intramural offerings in addition to interscholastic competition in soccer, cross-country, basketball, tennis, track, and baseball.

Encore, an after-school program is held for students in Kindergarten through Grade Six.

Student clubs and activities include Amnesty International, Chess Club, Newspaper, Yearbook, Student Council, Community Service, Computer Club, Drama Club, Model UN, Mock Trial, Investment Club, Multicultural Club, Music Club, two foreign language publications (En Avant and La Pantera), and the Literary Magazine.

Browning operates on a semester system. Written reports are sent home to parents four times a year, at the mid-point and at the end of each semester. Letter grades are given to students starting in Grade 5. The final grades for each trimester are averaged to determine a final year grade, which becomes part of the student’s permanent record. Effort and conduct ratings are also noted along with the reports.

For additional information, please read our public viewbook and/or contact the Admission Office at: 212-838-6280