Deerfield United States of America
The Bement School

Thank you for considering The Bement School.


Bement is an oasis—a small, kindergarten through grade 9 school nestled below the Pocumtuck Range and flanked by the sparkling Deerfield River. We're a kind community that values happiness and hard work, and we teach our students to embrace challenges. We want our students to feel excited and fulfilled every day, whether they are kindergartners chasing butterflies or ninth graders conducting science experiments. We prepare our young people for the next phase of life—from first learning to read to writing a standout essay for entry into competitive secondary schools.

  • Day school tuition $18600 - $27800 USD
  • Grades for day school Kindergarten/Year 1 -
    9th Grade/Year 10
  • Year founded 1925
  • Boarding school tuition $53900 - $64900 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 3rd Grade/Year 4 -
    9th Grade/Year 10
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed



Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Entry Requirements

• Application form • Writing sample • Recommendation forms • Transcripts / school records • Testing and school visit

Applicant Evaluations

Grades 3-5: WISC-V. Grades 6-9: WISC-V or SSAT.

  • First application deadline 15 December / 1 February
  • Students can join after the academic year begins No
  • Waiting List Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught French, Latin, Spanish


School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Most common nationality US
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Average class size 12

Living Accommodations

We want our students to feel ownership over their living space, where they're free to make cakes from scratch in the full kitchens, study on the couches, and play with dorm parents' children and pets. Just as they would at home, students help care for their dorms with daily and weekly chores. Each weekend, we strike a balance between relaxing, studying, and exploring our location in small-group outings, like biking, hiking, visiting a museum, attending a concert, dining out, skiing, or taking a day-trip to Boston. Day students often join these excursions or invite boarding students to their local homes, which establishes a caring community among all students at Bement.

Schools Facilities

We enjoy our expansive green space for games outside, and we have a partnership with Deerfield Academy to use their state-of-the-art facilities, including their swimming pool, ice rink, and track. From learning to swim to sledding to competing against a rival, our students stretch their bodies and minds. Our goal is to impart strong leadership skills, good sportsmanship, and the ability to win or lose with grit and grace.

Sports Teams

Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Winter Track

Religion at School

Arrangements can be made for students who wish to attend worship services of any faith denomination. For example, one of our faculty members drives interested boarding students to a Christian service each Sunday morning. Please contact the Director of Residential Life to inquire about arrangements.

University Relations

  • University counseling No