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

40%

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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  • Arts News
    September 13th, 2019
    By
    Anne Armstrong, Arts Teacher
    Launching Into the Arts It’s been a wonderful week of artists getting back to work in the studios at Belmont Day! Students in pre-kindergarten to grade five...
  • Athletics News
    September 13th, 2019
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Sandoski, Buckley-Jones, and Colangelo All PR at Intrasquad Meet Following the summer break, it usually takes our cross country runners a few weeks to get up...
  • Music Class
    September 5th, 2019
    By
    Yui Kitamura, Music Teacher
    Making Music on the Ukelele Our fourth grade students are kicking off the year learning the basics of songwriting through the popular genres. To understand...
  • Flag Football
    September 5th, 2019
    By
    John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
    Veteran Coaching Staff Excited for Season The success of Belmont Day’s athletics program is a direct result of its talented and dedicated coaching staff. This...
  • September 5th, 2019
    Faculty and staff participating in Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) will meet monthly. SEED is a nationally recognized peer-led program of...
  • Mary Merrill
    August 5th, 2019
    This past month, Belmont Day School bid farewell to one of our longest-serving employees as Mary Merrill, director of development, left for an exciting...
  • Students browse book selections
    June 20th, 2019
    This summer our students will be enjoying the following books: Pre-kindergarten: Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop Kindergarten: Bunny's...
  • 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...

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

Camp

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

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

Sports

Sports

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

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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