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

Our private elementary school is located in Belmont, MA, conveniently near Watertown, Arlington, Newton, Medford, Winchester, Cambridge, Lexington, Waltham, Lincoln, Woburn, and beyond.

Welcome from the Lower School Head

Children are naturally curious and inquisitive. The original “tinkerers,” children are naturally drawn to create, investigate, explore, and discover. Lower school teachers at Belmont Day tap into this endless supply of energy and lead children into purposeful explorations of literacy, math, science, history, and the arts.

The bedrock that supports the learning in our private elementary school is Belmont Day’s six core values—honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect, and excellence. These core values are the guiding principles that define our community and help us to create a unified and thriving culture. Read more →