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Browning Wins High Honor Award for Facility Renovations

The Browning School has won the 2017 High Honor Award in the Institutional Category from the American Institute for Architects Westchester-Hudson Valley, according to Peter Gisolfi Associates, the architectural firm responsible for the renovations of the School over the course of five years. At the completion of this project, three distinct buildings had essentially become one. Click here to learn more.

Puppets with Disabilities Enlighten Lower School Boys

The Lower School boys received a special presentation by the puppets and puppeteers from NYC Kids Project. This entertaining and enlightening puppet show aimed to educate the boys on various disabilities they may encounter in other children, including Down Syndrome, ADD, blindness, cerebral palsy, and so on. The two teaching artists-puppeteers encouraged audience participation and discussion about inclusion, allowing for many questions from the boys. Click here to read details and view photos.

Lower School Community Service Coordinator and Kindergarten teacher Caitlin Coleman thanks all those who contributed to the Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief efforts. The Browning community raised $2,121.19 to benefit affected schools through Donors Choose, which allows teachers to request much-needed supplies for their students and dedicates a particular portion of their site to Harvey and Irma relief. She also extends her appreciation to those who generously supported a second fundraiser benefiting victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Browning’s three-day event raised $1,235 for Habitat for Humanity, which will help rebuild homes lost in this disaster. Click here to read more details.

Learning More About Seafaring Life & Colonial America

The fifth grade boys recently enjoyed a class trip to Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn! This historical port, once a whaling community, has been painstakingly preserved. The boys also visited the Mystic Aquarium and The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Click here to view photos and read details.

Browning Boys Head North on Annual College Trip

Every fall, Director of College Guidance Sanford Pelz '71 whisks the Forms V and VI boys away for three days to visit six to eight college campuses, a trip we believe is unique to Browning. Click here to view photos and details from this year's trip.

The Alumni Association invites alumni, current parents, select past parents, trustees and faculty to the Class of 2000 Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 25. This year's event features a panel of prominent CFOs: Peregrine Broadbent P ’29 (CFO of Jefferies), David Granville-Smith P ’21, ’25 (CFO and COO of A+E Networks) and Jane Nielsen P ’18 (CFO of Ralph Lauren). Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Kurani Gym, the panel will be followed by an audience Q&A as well as a reception. Registration is required at; please contact Director of Alumni Affairs Laura Lanigan at with any questions. Read more about the panelists here.

Form III Meets New Class Members & Peer Leaders

Form III boys returned to Browning a day early this year to meet the new members of their class and get acquainted with Peer Leaders from Form VI. The Peer Leaders will meet regularly with these younger boys to coach them through their first year in the Upper School, giving aid and advice on academics and social life. Click here to read more details along with video and photos.

Back To Browning For Another Year of Learning!

A new school year officially began with the Browning community gathered in Christ Church for Opening Assembly on September 6. Head of School John Botti, Student Government President Ekene Duruaku ’18, Division Heads Laurie Gruhn (Lower), Sam Keany (Middle) and Jim Reynolds (Upper) all spoke and welcomed the community back. Click here to read more details and view photos.

As is tradition, Director of College Guidance Sandy Pelz asked all Form VI boys to come forward and introduce themselves, followed by another favorite at Opening Assembly, namely, the appearance of the Panther mascot. Finally, Middle and Upper School music teacher Richard Symons, along with a talented group of faculty vocalists, led the community in singing the School Song. So welcome, everyone, and good luck as we embark on another exciting year of learning and growing at Browning!

Athletes and Thespians Prepare Early for Fall Seasons

Preseason camp in the Berkshires prepped the soccer and cross country teams for fall athletics, while Middle Schoolers came to school early to prepare for "As You Like It," the annual Shakespeare production to be performed this year on November 15, 16 and 17. Click here to view photos and read further details..

Class of 2017 Receives Diplomas

Form VI boys, their families and the entire Browning community gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2017 during graduation exercises on June 14 at Christ Church. Head of School John M. Botti, President of the Board of Trustees Valda M. Witt, and Head of Upper School James E. Reynolds presented diplomas to each member of the graduating class. Conor P.D. Harkins ‘17, president of the Upper School Student Council, offered parting remarks and best wishes to his fellow graduates. He was pleased to note that members of the senior class reached 100% participation in their class gift effort, raising a total of $7,691.13 and setting a record for Form VI fundraising. These funds have been allocated toward the renovation of the Cook Room. Click here to read more details and view photos.

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