Legal Notices

Terms and Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions/Copyright
This website is owned and operated by Belmont Day School (also referred to as Belmont Day). Text and images made available on the website are created to provide an educational resource to the public, and are the sole property of Belmont Day and protected by copyright. The reproduction, redistribution and/or exploitation of any materials and/or content (data, text, images, marks or logos) for personal or commercial gain is not permitted. Provided the source is cited, personal, educational and non-commercial use (as defined by fair use in US copyright law) is permitted.

All parties using, printing, or downloading the materials and/or content of the Belmont Day web pages in any manner, represent and warrant (1) that they understand and will observe the limitations on the use of the materials and/or content; and (2) that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party.

Belmont Day School shall not incur any responsibility for an individual’s use of this website. Belmont Day reserves the right to delete or decline to post content submitted to this website by users.

The school has the right to modify the terms and conditions concerning the use of this website at any time, and will post any such modifications on this page.

Privacy Policy
Belmont Day takes extensive precautions to protect website users’ privacy and personally identifiable information. SSL encryption is activated on the school website whenever personal data is collected, cookies are used but are in no way linked to any personally identifiable information, and a user’s website browsing is not tracked. Any personal information provided by users via Belmont Day’s website—through forums that include admission inquiries, online giving forms, or the enrolled family and alumni/ae directories—is used by Belmont Day School exclusively for official school business. Belmont Day will not disclose or sell personally identifiable information to unaffiliated third parties. The school reserves the right to disclose personal information to appropriate third parties if required to do so by law or if the administration deems that such action is necessary.

Belmont Day complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires that website operators never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

The school’s website contains occasional hyperlinks to other sites not administered by Belmont Day. Please be aware that Belmont Day is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

Personal Information
Belmont Day encourages members of the school community to provide updates as needed to assure that the school has accurate, current contact information. These updates can be provided via the website or directly to either the registrar’s office or the alumni office, as the case applies. 

Members of the school community must keep website passwords, and password-restricted content, confidential. Users are solely responsible for password confidentiality and security, and bear complete responsibility for any use of the password. Users should notify Belmont Day immediately at communications@belmontday.org of any theft or unauthorized use of one’s password.

School Contact Information
If users have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Email: communications@belmontday.org
Mail: Belmont Day School, Communications Office, 55 Day School Lane, Belmont, MA 02478


Non-discrimination Policy

The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to any programs or facilities and employment practices.

Belmont Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO Is the Law poster is available here.


Anti-bullying Policy 

Belmont Day School is committed to providing our students and adults equal educational opportunities and a safe learning environment free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and hate crimes, where all school community members treat one another with respect and appreciate the rich diversity in our school.  

It is important for us all to remember that we are educating children from the age of four to the age of fourteen, all of whom are learning the importance of living within a healthy community while discovering their own individual identities. It is essential that we keep in perspective the wider vision of cognitive and social development of our students as we evaluate the intent of their actions. Reasoned and respectful investigation, analysis, and resolution are our goals.

Belmont Day School will not tolerate any unlawful behavior in our school or school-related activities, including any form of harassment, bullying, discrimination, or hate crimes based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability, or for any other reason. The school will promptly investigate all reports or complaints of these actions and take action aimed at ending that behavior and preventing its reoccurrence. The school will support this policy in all aspects of its activities, including its curricula, instructional programs, summer sessions, vacation programs, staff development, extracurricular activities, and parental involvement. The school will also not tolerate retaliation against persons who take action consistent with this policy.  

This policy applies to all students, trustees, school employees, independent contractors, school volunteers, parents and legal guardians of students, and visitors to Belmont Day where the conduct occurs on school premises or in school-related activities, including school-related transportation and technology use. Violation of this policy is a serious offense. Violators will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action to correct and end the conduct, prevent its reoccurrence, and protect the complainant and other similarly situated individuals from harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, retaliation, and bullying in the future.

Definition of Term

  • Bullying:  {The definition written below has been taken directly from the Massachusetts Anti-bullying Law.}
    “The repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a victim that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victim’s property; (ii) places the victim in reasonable fear of harm to himself or of damage to his property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the victim; (iv) infringes on the rights of the victim at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.  For the purposes of this section, bullying shall include cyber-bullying.”

Informal Reporting Procedure 
(This process has been drawn from documents provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.)

Procedures to follow when it is observed or a report has been received that a student or adult may be experiencing bullying:

Upon receipt of a bullying or retaliation report, the principal or designee must promptly conduct an investigation.  If the principal or designee determines that bullying or retaliation has occurred, he/she must:  (1) notify the local law enforcement agency if he/she believes that criminal charges may be pursued; (2) take appropriate disciplinary action; (3) notify the parents of the perpetrator; and (4) notify the parents of the victim, and to the extent consistent with state and federal law, notify them of the action taken to prevent any further acts of bullying or retaliation.

At Belmont Day School the head of school, the assistant head, and the division heads will be the designees who will respond to any report regarding incidents of bullying.