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My Summer Reading List

By Brendan Largay, Head of School | May 26, 2023

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” –Jhumpa Lahiri It’s Memorial Day weekend, and so I offer one of my favorite annual traditions: my summer reading list. What follows is shared with you in the hopes that this year–for the first time–I might be successful in reading a book […]

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“Today Is Just That Kind of Day”

By Brendan Largay, Head of School | May 19, 2023

After a wonderfully full week that has emphasized community, connections, and celebrations at every turn, I’m taking a brief break today from offering my own words, to instead offer in this space, the beautifully constructed words of someone else–the poem, Today, by Billy Collins. For me, this poem perfectly captures the spirit of Belmont Day […]

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Welcome to Belmont Day School! A Wonderful Admissions Season Concludes

By Liz Parfit, Director of Admissions | May 12, 2023

After three complete admissions cycles, our team was able to run an entirely in-person season, and what a success it was! While we still maintained many of the positive practices we adopted during the pandemic (virtual parent/guardian interviews are easier and more accessible for many families than in-person ones), we were able to joyfully return […]

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Beyond the Limits of Our Imagination: Some Things We Learned in the Southwest

By Liz Gray, Middle School Head; Grade 7 Social Studies Teacher | May 05, 2023

Hailing from Missouri, I am no stranger to the wide sweep of sky that greets travelers from Boston as they exit an airplane and look out across the Midwestern plains. Having just returned with our eighth graders and faculty chaperones from our Southwest trip to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks, I’ve been reflecting […]

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Empathy as the Starting Point for STEAM Education and Innovation

By Brendan Largay, Head of School | April 28, 2023

Years ago, before I arrived at Belmont Day, I was fortunate to attend a professional development conference in Hillsborough, CA, at the Nueva School. The conference featured the process of design thinking as a novel and alternate method of delivering content with a process derived by some of the leading designers in the world. For […]

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Capstone 2023: Celebrating 20 Years

By Brendan Largay, Head of School | April 14, 2023

During opening remarks for this year’s presentations, the culminating part of our eighth graders’ seminal Capstone experience, Jen Friborg, who coordinates the program like a symphony conductor, explained that Belmont Day might have the longest-running Capstone program in the country. It shows. The program grows, changes, and endures each year, and still, it showcases the […]

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By Brendan Largay, Head of School |

May 26, 2023

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” –Jhumpa Lahiri It’s Memorial Day weekend, and so I offer one of my favorite annual traditions: my summer reading list. What follows is shared with you in…

By Brendan Largay, Head of School |

May 19, 2023

After a wonderfully full week that has emphasized community, connections, and celebrations at every turn, I’m taking a brief break today from offering my own words, to instead offer in this space, the beautifully constructed words of someone else–the poem,…

By Brendan Largay, head of school |

April 28, 2023

Years ago, before I arrived at Belmont Day, I was fortunate to attend a professional development conference in Hillsborough, CA, at the Nueva School. The conference featured the process of design thinking as a novel and alternate method of delivering…
Brendan Largay, head of school

By Brendan Largay, head of school |

April 14, 2023

During opening remarks for this year’s presentations, the culminating part of our eighth graders’ seminal Capstone experience, Jen Friborg, who coordinates the program like a symphony conductor, explained that Belmont Day might have the longest-running Capstone program in the country.…
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