First graders present at Sharing Assembly

Discover Belmont Day

A Community of Inspiring, Bold, Remarkable Learners and Leaders

Our students truly love learning. They take pride in challenging themselves. They understand that excellent process makes excellent product.

Almost every Belmont Day student can tell you that our six core values are excellence, honesty, respect, caring, responsibility, and joy. When you visit our beautiful 11-acre campus, just 15 minutes from Boston, you’ll see how we live out these values in a vibrant, inclusive educational community. Our talented teachers love their jobs and inspire their students. Every foundational skill we teach is accompanied by a rich, interdisciplinary experience that allows students to relish learning and connect their ideas to the broader world.

Belmont Day is small enough that students are well-known as individuals, but big enough that they have many choices and opportunities. Our students feel comfortable being themselves and taking healthy risks in the classroom and throughout our community. As a result, when Belmont Day students build the basic skills of self-advocacy and leadership they will use in high school, college, and for the rest of their lives.

Come take a look. You will quickly recognize what a magical place this is.

belmont day brendan largay Brendan Largay, Head of School

At Belmont Day, we believe in the agency of each individual student. Every day our faculty challenge and inspire students to make meaningful contributions to their classrooms and community. Our work is grounded in six core values—excellence, responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and joy—that provide the foundation for growing into lifelong learners and leaders.

Visit our campus to see how these values are fully lived here. From the thrill of discovery in our classrooms to the sportsmanship of our athletics program and the self-expression in our art studios, the warmth of our school community hums with a self-sustaining vibrancy. Faculty and parents work together to ensure that each child is supported and stretched where they need it most. Our students understand that excellence is a process and that Belmont Day is a place to aspire to goals, apply critical thinking and creativity, take risks, and grow.

Belmont Day is a special place. There are countless ways that our students are encouraged to shine throughout their journey here. At each step we celebrate the wonder that comes with childhood, alongside the emerging sense of self-awareness and confidence that our graduates carry with them into the future. It is my pleasure as the head of school to welcome you to BDS.

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Just the Facts

1927

The school was founded

All Gender

Pre-k through Grade 8

30+

local communities represented

25

after school and enrichment programs

83%

of faculty have advanced degrees

335

students enrolled in 2022-23

About Belmont Day

  • Founded in 1927
  • Pre-kindergarten through grade eight
  • Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England
  • Student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1

Location

  • 11-acre campus with athletic fields, tennis courts, and woodlands
  • 10 miles from downtown Boston
  • Bus transportation available from Cambridge and Boston

Students

  • Enrollment of 334 students
  • 40% of students identify as students of color
  • Representing 30 local communities, from Acton to Woburn

Faculty

  • 19% of faculty identify as people of color
  • 83% of faculty have an advanced degree
  • Master teachers mentor others through collaboration with Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education
  • Faculty and staff hold membership or leadership roles in 15 professional organizations, including the National Association of Independent Schools; Elementary School Heads Association; International Society for Technology Education; National Business Officers Association; National Council for Teachers of English; National Council for Teachers of Mathematics; National Employment Minority Network; Massachusetts Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Council for Advancement of Schools in Education; and American Camp Association

Beyond the Classroom

  • Robust After School program and enrichment classes offering 25 options each year
  • Summer Discoveries Program and February and April vacation week camps serve more than 550 children annually

School Hours

ProgramMondays to ThursdaysFridays
Pre-kindergarten8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kindergarten to
Grade 5
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Grades 6 to 88 am to 4:30 p.m.8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Early Birds – Barn Gym7:30 to 8:15 a.m.7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
After School
(Pre-k to Grade 5)
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (or 5:30 p.m.)
After School
(Grades 6 to 8)
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (or 5:30 p.m.)

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Pre-k to Grade 8 Model

Find out how this structure makes use of natural arcs of childhood to grow young learners and leaders.

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