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

  • 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...
  • Betty Chu Pryor sits in her classroom
    July 28th, 2022
    The timing couldn’t have been any better. Almost immediately after being named as Belmont Day’s interim lower school head, longtime kindergarten teacher Betty Chu Pryor found a professional development program tailor-made for administrators entering their first year at the helm of a school division—the Divisional Leadership Institute (DLI) offered by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. “I had looked for such a program in the New England area, but there was nothing similar at this time,” Betty said. She is originally from New York and had taken some courses with NYSAIS in the past so she was on the organization’s mailing list. “When this workshop was posted in one of their e-newsletters, the timing was perfect.”
  • Eight faculty members pose together at the Multicultural Teaching Institute conference.
    July 1st, 2022
    A group of returning and new Belmont Day faculty members attended the annual 3-day Multicultural Teaching Institute (MTI) conference in June. MTI is a...
  • Third Grade State Fair
    June 10th, 2022
    From Maine to Hawaii: The Third Grade State Fair Shines Across the USA Third graders celebrated the State Fair on Tuesday to a packed house of families and faculty. The fair is a beloved annual event in which students showcase their learning from the past two months of state research.
  • Coaches' Award recipients with director of athletics and PE teacher
    June 9th, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, director of athletics
    The annual athletics banquet is a celebratory event for our student-athletes, coaches, and families.
  • Student Mountain Biking on Trail at Belmont Day School
    June 3rd, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Athletics Update: Successful Season for Mountain Biking Mountain biking was introduced to Belmont Day as a middle school club almost a decade ago. With the pause on interscholastic athletics last year, mountain biking worked its way into the athletics program as a COVID-friendly, non-competitive offering. This week, mountain biking wrapped up its inaugural season as a spring sport and the results couldn’t have been better.
  • Students Painting Pictures of Flowers on the Sidewalk outside of Belmont Day School
    May 20th, 2022
    Sixth Grade and Kindergarten Continue 'Big Flower' Tradition Last Friday, kindergartners met with their sixth grade partners during a scheduled cross-graded time to engage in a Belmont Day tradition that goes back several decades.
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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Summer Spark

Summer Spark

  

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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.