Welcome to the Lower School

What do you want your child to be?

Belmont Day lower school students learn how to be so many things: strong readers and writers, critical thinkers, resolute researchers, confident public speakers, versatile artists, caring friends, and good citizens. They gain perspective and empathy, as well as invaluable life skills like listening, cooperating, and respecting others' opinions and differences. They become more self-reliant and resilient, more analytical and astute. They expand their dreams, hone their abilities, and embark on a lifetime of realizing their potential. In our small, intimate classes, students are appreciated for their unique personalities and abilities. In this secure, supportive environment, children thrive, intellectually and socially. Confident and comfortable, their natural curiosity glows brightly, their love of learning flourishes, and they are carefully guided to strengthen their minds and become their best selves.

Belmont Day is a place where your child will:

  • take a nature walk on snow shoes
  • create kinetic sculptures
  • harvest potatoes in the morning and eat them at lunch
  • participate in meaningful community service
  • build a robot
  • mummify a hen
  • dramatize The Odyssey
  • design a state float
  • learn to be part of a community
  • engage in cooperative physical education challenges and games 
  • design and build a prosthetic device

Welcome from the Lower School Head

Take a glimpse into a lower school classroom at Belmont Day and it becomes evident that this is a school alive with learning. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade five are active in their classrooms, examining new information, exploring ideas and questions, delving deeply into topics, collaborating together with peers and teachers, solving intricate problems, and demonstrating their understanding in complex and creative ways. The lower school faculty who lead and guide our students are dedicated and knowledgeable. They exude their commitment and care for the growth of each student. Read more →