Bement's academic life has had more than eighty-five years of scrutiny and responsive revision. We continue to emphasize skills which we think are timeless, while introducing courses and methodology which reflect the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Our commitment to small class size insures that all voices are heard and that active participation is unavoidable. Faculty and students develop a comfort with one another that fosters intellectual risk-taking within a friendly and supportive community. Our mission statement asks that we seek "an academically diverse, international, and multicultural student body," and we expect our curriculum and classroom practices to honor this mandate. As you peruse this part of our website, we hope you'll enjoy learning more about our upper and lower schools, our daily fine arts offerings, and the strength of our ninth grade program. Most of all, we hope this introduction will inspire a broader conversation which we welcome at any time.