Application Process


The program aims to accept associates who have a sincere interest in working with children and an authentic respect for what they have to offer the world. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in the liberal arts or sciences from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate G.P.A of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

Applying to the Associate Teacher Program

To apply:
  • Email a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to director Heather Woodcock
  • Complete the online Lesley University application

 Lesley University application

The Lesley online application requirements include an initial application, a written personal statement, resume, 2 letters of recommendation (both form and letter) and official transcripts. The application does not need to be fully completed in order to submit. Lesley invites candidates to submit sections as they are completed so that candidates are entered into the system.

As soon as the online Lesley University application is complete, we require all applicants to complete Zoom interviews with the director and a current associate teacher. Interviews begin in October and are conducted once we receive all application materials. Please call (617) 480-0701 or email Heather Woodcock to set up an interview.

Lesley will forward each candidate’s application pieces to Belmont Day as those pieces become available. If accepted at Belmont Day, a candidate will then be considered for acceptance to Lesley University. When a candidate is accepted by both, a formal letter of admittance is issued.

Heather Woodcock
Belmont Day School
55 Day School Lane
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 480-0701

Admissions Timeline

Our admissions process is competitive, and our class often fills quickly. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and schedule Zoom interviews as soon as possible.

Application & Interview Deadlines 

Round 1: October 22, 2021

Round 2: November 23, 2021

Round 3: December 17, 2021

Rolling decisions: if spaces are available


Applying to Lesley University

If you have any questions about Lesley University's application process that are not answered here, please email Stephanie Correia.


Email a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript.

Teacher Training Fellowship

Develop your passion for learning and leading. The Teacher Training Fellowship covers the full cost of the Belmont Day School portion of the program. This $6,000 fellowship will be awarded to an associate teacher of color who demonstrates excellence and a strong commitment to working in the classroom. To learn more about the Fellowship and steps to apply, contact Heather Woodcock, Director of the Associate Teacher Program.