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The founding mission of ARS was to serve its community’s ‘common folk’ at a time when only the elite enjoyed the luxury of educating their children. We continue to honor that original purpose and attract families from all walks of life and from around the world. Our school educates every child as a distinct individual in an environment that fosters collective learning about one another's backgrounds.

We have served a broadly diverse population for more than 230 years and are committed to continue this, both in the children we admit and the faculty we engage to teach them.