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

  • Two Students Collaborating In Math Class
    November 19th, 2021
    Seventh Graders Tackle Info Gaps in Math Students in seventh grade math engaged in their first “Info. Gap” activity of the year. The Info Gap structure requires students to make sense of problems by determining what information is necessary, and then to ask for the information they need to solve it.
  • Middle School Cross Country Runner
    November 12th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Last weekend the cross country team traveled out to Devens, Mass. to participate in the State Invitational. Among the hundreds of runners from across the state, the Blue & Gold were easy to spot thanks to their bright gold jerseys, vocal support of their teammates, and strong finishes across all races.
  • Students Reading Lines in Theater Class
    November 12th, 2021
    Arts Update: Fifth Graders Learn Voice Elements Fifth graders in theater class have been learning about the six elements of voice and vocal projection. Vocal warm-ups were a fun way for students to learn proper breath control and articulation.
  • Field Hockey Player Moving Ball
    November 5th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    The field hockey team improved to 3-4 on the season following a commanding win over Charles River this week.
  • Recipe Written in Spanish
    November 5th, 2021
    Spanish Students Learn Traditions of Day of the Dead El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition to celebrate life and honor the loved ones who have died. The holiday is celebrated from October 31 through November 2. Spanish students at BDS celebrated and honored this tradition; we watched videos and engaged in different activities.
  • Students Seated In A Circle In English Class
    October 29th, 2021
    360 Degrees of Discussion in Sixth Grade Students in sixth grade English observed and practiced discussion skills with a "fishbowl" protocol. Five brave "fish" sat in the center of the room to discuss a question from the current book we're reading in class, The Giver by Lois Lowry while their classmates observed the dynamics of the discussion.
  • Two Girl Soccer Players Fighting For Ball
    October 29th, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    With three one-goal losses on the season, girls’ soccer’s 2-4 record doesn’t tell the full story of the team’s fall campaign. A talented squad led by a handful of eighth grade standouts, the team has been competitive in every game they’ve played and is primed for a big performance at Friday Night Lights.
  • Middle School Soccer Game
    October 22nd, 2021
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    The boys’ soccer team traveled to Carroll this week and returned with their first win of the season. After opening their campaign with a close loss to DCD, the team was on the wrong end of some lopsided scores to Park and Pike before turning things around this week.
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.