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The American Experience

Brewster Madrid offers students in grades 10 - 12 the opportunity to live and study at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire during the winter and spring trimesters. This unique opportunity fully leverages the power of the Brewster family of schools to support students as they grow into citizens and scholars who have the desire, skills, and knowledge to actively engage in global learning thus better equipping them to thrive in the increasingly connected world. 

Participation in the program is by application. In order to be considered a student must be in good academic and community standing at Brewster Madrid. In addition to recommendations from teachers and advisors, the selection committee considers the following factors:

  • At least a 3.0 GPA; no grade lower than 80 for the previous two trimesters

  • Community and Culture scores higher than 3 in all subjects

  • Leadership on campus and in the classroom

  • Contributions to the community

The selection committee is composed of:

  • President - Craig Gemmell

  • Deputy Head of School - Jonathan Fouser

  • Deputy Head of School Bret Barnett

Given the limited number of spaces available to Brewster Madrid students at Brewster Academy this is a competitive program. 

Cohort 1 will depart from Madrid in January and return in March. The Cohort 1 application deadline is October 1, 2024.

Cohort 2 will depart from Madrid in March and return in May. The Cohort 2 application is due November 1, 2024.

Projected cost of the 2025 American Experience is 3500 Euros. The cost includes the following:

  • Round Trip economy airfare to and from Madrid

  • US health insurance

  • Ground transportation and lodging while going to/from the program in the United States

Students may be charged additional fees by Brewster Academy for participation in sports, activities, classes, clubs, etc.

The 12th grade American Experience

Each October Brewster Madrid runs a trip to Boston and to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for a small number of 12th grade students. This trip allows students to tour various universities and colleges in and around Boston, Massachusetts while also visiting Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Given the limited amount of space available for this trip, preference is given to students who are committed to applying to universities and colleges in the United States.

Contact Information

Jonathan Fouser

Deputy Head of School, Academic Affair