a community of inspiring,
bold, and remarkable
learners and leaders.

At Belmont Day School, our students truly love learning. We nurture this every day through hands-on, interdisciplinary work that grounds the academic experience in the real world. Our faculty are experts at offering each individual the right level of challenge and support. As a result, our students build a strong sense of themselves and embody our core values of excellence, responsibility, caring, honesty, respect, and joy. Our eighth grade graduates go on to the high schools of their choosing, where they are embraced as confident self-advocates and leaders in their new school communities.

Discovering the joyful pursuit of excellence

Lower School

Lower School

Discovering the joyful pursuit of excellence

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Welcoming new challenges, adventures, and growth

Middle School

Middle School

Welcoming new challenges, adventures, and growth

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Belmont Day Quick Facts

6:1

Student-teacher ratio

83% of faculty have an advanced degree

100%

of grads are well-prepared for secondary school success

Our high school placement process emphasizes the best fit for students at highly respected independent and public schools

many

of our grads become team captains & class presidents

Leadership qualities built here serve students well in high school

X-factor

What you’ll get taking accelerated algebra

At every grade level, faculty balance challenge + support for each student

10

miles from Boston

Students come from more than 25 towns throughout the region

40%

of students identify as students of color

Students & their families appreciate the support of our affinity groups

in their own words

  • It is very important for me to be in an environment where I feel fully accepted and supported because I am excited to learn. I enjoy getting to talk about deep and complex topics like religion, identity, and race to better understand people's differences and grow to become a better person.

    sixth grade student
  • “Belmont Day has helped my children develop into leaders by nurturing creativity, initiative, and independent thinking.”

    MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT
  • “In our classes, there's a common trust between the students and teachers. And with that trust you can get a lot more done and have a much better experience.”

    Eighth Grade Student
  • "A lot of discussions are student-led. There's no shouting over each other—we're all listening and participating." 

    Fifth Grade Student
  • "There is no doubt that Belmont Day fulfills learning by doing."

    Lower School Parent

latest

  • Student Making a Quilt
    April 16th, 2021
    Arts Update: Fourth Grade Quilt Project Students in fourth grade art class just completed their hand-sewn quilts inspired by an investigation of African American quilting traditions. Students learned about the Gee’s Bend quilting tradition from rural Alabama that began in the 1800s and is still vibrant today. Beginning as a necessity, these fabric artworks have emerged as an American art form.
  • Coach Talking With Lacrosse Players
    April 16th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    For the first time since May 2019 lacrosse is back at Belmont Day and Coach Abbey Nyland couldn’t be happier. The first spring athletics session brought nearly 20 sixth grade athletes to the field and the group has been getting after it.
  • Students Performing Improv
    April 2nd, 2021
    Arts Update: Improv Sets Off Some Wild Stories In our eighth grade theater intensive, the students learned about acting and empathy and then wrote monologues from a shoe's perspective. They next analyzed a scene adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They also created an original set design for the scene. At the end of the intensive, we learned to say "yes" and build on each others' ideas in a series of improvisation games. Two favorites were "The Worst Day Ever" and "Late to Work." In the first game, everyone has thirty seconds to regale their peers with a description of their worst day ever.
  • Students Posing With Mountain Bikes
    April 2nd, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Mountain biking was introduced to Belmont Day seven years ago as a middle school club. The club met once a week and was limited to experienced riders who owned their own bike. Despite its success, the program remained an exclusive activity with limited participation. This year, under the leadership of second-year physical education and athletics teacher Alex Tzelnic, mountain biking has grown into a full athletics offering, and, like the rest of Belmont Day’s middle school sports, is open to all students regardless of experience or equipment.
  • Student Playing Tennis
    March 26th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    After a winter season indoors competing only amongst their cohorts, the change of season will be welcomed by all.
  • Author Visit Demonstration
    March 26th, 2021
    Author Visits With Our Youngest Learners On Thursday morning, grades pre-K to 1 met via Zoom with author and illustrator Sam Wedelich to talk about her new...
  • Students Running In A Gym
    March 19th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Middle school athletes are finishing strong …
  • Students Writing On Laptop
    March 19th, 2021
    Sixth Graders Hone Their Creative Writing Skills When English begins, the clock strikes WRITE! Sixth grade students continue to explore themes of growth and...
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Belmont Day Camp

Belmont Day Camp

Enjoy well-rounded, fun-filled adventures with lots of exploration and play

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Explore regional wonders with daily trips scheduled around fun themes

Journeys Camp

Journeys Camp

Explore regional wonders with daily trips scheduled around fun themes

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Unlock athletic potential with a team-first approach to your favorite sport

Sports Camps

Sports Camps

Unlock athletic potential with a team-first approach to your favorite sport

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Dive deep into themes that connect arts, science, math, and making

Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

Dive deep into themes that connect arts, science, math, and making

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Our associate teachers are graduate students who are knowledgeable and passionate about education. They come to Belmont Day to be mentored through a one-year residency by our master faculty. Through this collaboration with Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education, our faculty are shaping the next generation of teachers.

Teacher Training Harnesses BDS Expertise

Our associate teachers are graduate students who are knowledgeable and passionate about education. They come to Belmont Day to be mentored through a one-year residency by our master faculty. Through this collaboration with Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education, our faculty are shaping the next generation of teachers.

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Belmont Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.