Just the Facts

About Belmont Day

  • Founded in 1927
  • Co-educational 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; the WAM Line serves families in Winchester, Arlington, Medford
  • Coming for 2020-21: the CCL Line will serve families in Concord, Lincoln, Lexington

Students

  • Enrollment of about 300 students
  • 40% of students identify as students of color
  • Representing 25 local communities, from Arlington 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: 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 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

Program Mondays to Thursdays Fridays
Pre-kindergarten 8:30 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 8 8 am to 4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Early Birds - Barn Gym
(Pre-k to Grade 5)
7:30 to 8:10 a.m. 7:30 to 8:10 a.m.
Extended Day for
Pre-k
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. N/A
After School
(Pre-k to Grade 5)
3:30 to 5:45 p.m. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (or 5:45 p.m.)
After School
(Grades 6 to 8)
4:30 to 5:45 p.m. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (or 5:45 p.m.)

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Campus and Facilities

14 homerooms • 1 science classroom • 1 reading room • Science lab • 2 World language classrooms  • IMPACT lab • 2 art studios • 3 Full-sized gyms • Music room • 2 athletic fields • Woodworking studio • Cross country course • Tennis courts • Playground • Library (13,000+ volumes) • Dining room serving grades 1-8 • Performing arts center • 2 outdoor swimming pools