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

  • Cross Country Runners Approaching Finish Line
    September 23rd, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Cross Country Speeds Past Charles River, Austin Prep The cross country team kicked off its season at home on Tuesday with a commanding tri-meet win over Charles River and Austin Prep. Sam Leviton (14:35) and Kaden Flummerfelt (14:37) paced the Blue & Gold with their second and third-place finishes.
  • Girls Soccer Players With Ball
    September 16th, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Girls' Varsity Soccer Full of Veteran Leaders With nine returning players from last year’s squad, the girls’ varsity soccer team is chocked full of veteran leadership this fall and looking forward to a strong season. Eighth graders Maddie Cutie, McKenna Daley, Perin Fine, Alex Kadnar, Alden Largay, and Quincy Treisman are all back for their second varsity season and will be instrumental to the team’s success this year.
  • New Associate Teachers for 2022-2023
    September 12th, 2022
    By
    Belmont Day School
    Join us in welcoming our 2022-2023 Associate Teacher Program (ATP) cohort! Our four new associates have been on campus since last week, participating in...
  • Students Performing A Play on Stage
    September 9th, 2022
    By
    Christopher Parson, theater arts teacher
    Last school year, the theater arts department commissioned author Todd Wallinger to write a play for the seventh and eighth grade production. After...
  • Elizabeth Ho Conference at Gordon School
    August 26th, 2022
    Incoming interim kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Ho attended the New Teachers of Color in Independent Schools Conference at The Gordon School in Rhode Island earlier this month. Ho, an associate teacher at Belmont Day this past school year, joined 20 educators from many states along the East Coast for the three-day conference. “This conference was perfect for me because it was designed specifically for new teachers of color."
  • Larissa Rochford Hiking
    August 17th, 2022
    Students, it’s time for a bit of math! What’s 48 multiplied by 4,000? Feel free to grab a pencil … we’ll give you a minute to figure that out. Whatever that answer may be (and we suspect the number is pretty darn big), it represents, a lot of steps, smiles, sweat, and above all, a milestone for Belmont Day School third grade teacher, alum, and parent Larissa Rochford ‘93 P ‘18. This past week, Rochford, bagged the last of the 48 White Mountain peaks that are above 4,000 feet high. A daunting challenge known to many who hike the woods and wilderness of New England, Rochford started officially notching each peak in October 2020.
  • Liz Gray
    August 2nd, 2022
    This summer, Liz Gray, Belmont Day’s Middle School Head, started an intensive professional development program that will ready her for what may be the next challenge in her career as an educator and administrator. Gray joined more than 50 of her peers from across the country in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Fellowship for Aspiring Heads program. The NAIS program started with a week-long Aspiring Heads Institute held in mid-July at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. A faculty team of ten current heads of school, supported by NAIS staff and NAIS president Donna Orem, led the institute and will serve as mentors for the fellows throughout the coming school year ...
  • July 29th, 2022
    The Lenesa Leana Endowment for Innovative and Collaborative Education was established to honor the innovative strategies and collaborations that former Head of...
Enjoy well-rounded, fun-filled adventures with lots of exploration and play

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.