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 enriched 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

35%

of students identify as students of color

Students & their families appreciate the support of our affinity groups

in their own words

  • “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

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  • Students browse book selections
    June 20th, 2019
    Student Summer Reading Selections This summer our students will be enjoying the following books: Pre-kindergarten: Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by...
  • June 18th, 2019
    Josh Troop ’09 returned to BDS as our 2019 Alumni in Action Speaker this spring. Josh is a graduate of Hamilton College with a bachelor's degree in government...
  • June 17th, 2019
    Faculty and families gathered on Wednesday, June 12 to celebrate and bid farewell to the Class of 2019.
  • Arts News
    June 7th, 2019
    By
    Yui Kitamura, Music Teacher
    Groove to the Beat: Bucket Drumming Elective This week, students in the grades 7 and 8 bucket drumming elective class performed their final drumming routine...
  • Athletics News
    June 6th, 2019
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Thank You, Eighth Grade! On Monday, athletes, coaches, team parents, and alums were recognized at the annual athletics banquet. This culminating event serves...
  • Arts News
    May 31st, 2019
    By
    Chris Parsons, Theater Arts Teacher
    Third Grade Ensemble-Building As theater educators, we all talk the talk of “ensemble,” and we tout the virtues of “working together” and the “value of...
  • Athletics News
    May 31st, 2019
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Track & Field Sends Six Athletes to “States” This spring, a program record six athletes qualified the Massachusetts Middle School Track & Field...
  • May 29th, 2019
    By
    Belmont Day School
    At the annual Corporation and Parents' Association open meetings, held on Thursday, May 16, the Belmont Day community came together to celebrate the 2018-19...

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

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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

JOURNEYS

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

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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

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SPECIALTY

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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