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

  • Students Painting Pictures of Flowers
    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.
  • Fourth Grade Greek Olympics
    May 16th, 2022
    PE Update: Fourth Graders Experience the Glory of the Games! Fourth grade students competed this week in the (epic and glorious) second annual Greek Olympics as a way to prepare their bodies and minds for their upcoming Greek Festival.
  • Boys' Lacrosse Team Meeting on Sidelines
    May 13th, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Athletics Update: Ultimate Teams Battle Hard, Fall Short Both of Belmont Day’s ultimate teams took to the field on Thursday afternoon and turned in impressive performances. The varsity team squared off against a huge Newton Middle School squad who rolled in with twice as many players as the Blue & Gold.
  • Middle School Students Seated and Reading Books
    May 9th, 2022
    Middle School Researches and Reads More Diverse Books In these final five weeks of school, middle school students are embarking on an independent reading challenge—to seek out and read books with characters, settings, plot points, or themes that we don’t frequently or typically see represented in books. The eighth grade collaboratively developed a list of what to look for, and the display in the Schoolhouse gallery shows many of these different categories. The goal is to diversify our reading, expand our thinking, and recognize but not reinforce stereotypes. Another goal is to read more, seek different perspectives, and work to dismantle stereotypes.
  • Ultimate Player Catching a Frisbee
    May 6th, 2022
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Athletics Update: Ultimate Teams Battle Hard, Fall Short Both of Belmont Day’s ultimate teams took to the field on Thursday afternoon and turned in impressive performances. The varsity team squared off against a huge Newton Middle School squad who rolled in with twice as many players as the Blue & Gold.
  • Elizabeth Ho
    May 2nd, 2022
    By
    Heather Woodcock, director of the associate teacher program
    Congratulations to associate teacher Elizabeth Ho who is the recipient of the 2022 June Fox Award from Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education. Each...
  • Garden Pergola
    April 13th, 2022
    By
    Belmont Day School
    An idea planted just prior to the pandemic is now blossoming beside the BDS garden. Last week the construction of a beautiful wooden pergola was completed and...
  • Backpacks for Ukrainian Refugees
    April 13th, 2022
    By
    Belmont Day School
    The heartbreaking images of the war in Ukraine sparked a discussion at home and then a project at school to provide comfort for young refugees fleeing the...
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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.