Happy Birthday Brown School!
Brown School is proud to be celebrating its 125th year as a leader in education in the Capital District.
Brown School modestly began in 1893 with only 12 students. The school was originally located in Helen Brown’s own home at 237 Liberty Street in the heart of downtown Schenectady, with two rooms serving as classrooms. Offered as an alternative to public schools, Brown School supported small class sizes and an individualized approach to learning.
More than a century after its founding, Brown School continues to grow while remaining steadfast in its mission to inspire students in nursery through ninth grade to love learning while striving for academic excellence. Though laptops and LCD projectors may have replaced the woodstove and water bucket, Brown School’s commitment to children hasn’t changed much since 1893. Today, our students come from over a dozen school districts, and from all walks of life and each continues to receive outstanding individualized instruction and guidance from qualified, caring teachers. For 125 years, Brown School has truly provided a unique independent school option for residents of the Capital Region.
Thank you for helping us to celebrate this milestone in our history!