Grades: NS-8 | 348 students
BCD students test 2-3 years above the grade equivalent based on our annual standardized testing. BCD graduates typically matriculate into the top Boulder-area private and public high schools and are accepted into challenging IB or AP programs. Modern world language instruction begins in preschool and continues through eighth grade.
Boulder Country Day School students engage in authentic learning activities as a part of their academic experience. BCD has a wealth of opportunities such as enrichment field trips that expand the learning experience and help students build the confidence they need to reach their highest potential.
Athletics have a starring role at BCD. Learning to play and developing physically helps build strong self esteem. Sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball.
Helping students develop a sense of self is at the heart of the Boulder Country Day School education. BCD students do not only develop a strong academic foundation, but also a sense of confidence and accomplishment they can carry into their lifelong pursuits.
Boulder Country Day School offers a rigorous curriculum that is traditional with a strong emphasis on math, science, reading, writing, and world languages. Students learn in an intimate classroom setting and teachers introduce topics with an individualized approach.
'Specials,' including music, art, technology, library, and physical education round out every student's experience at Boulder Country Day School.
Boulder Country Day School faculty members go beyond their role as educators to become lifelong friends and mentors of students.
Our small class sizes provide individualized attention for each preschool student. There is truly a personal relationship that develops between the children and their teachers. Our knowledge of each child's strengths and goals helps teachers to meet individual needs. Classrooms are organized by age and are class sizes are well below State of Colorado Division of Childcare ratio guidelines.
Boulder Country Day School's motto is, 'Respect Yourself. Respect Others. Take Responsibility for Your Actions.' This is the living, breathing embodiment of the school's philosophy concerning personal responsibility. Students who are held accountable for their actions are better able to develop their own unique potential.
Welcome to Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character.
BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||348 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||47 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(collared shirt, khaki pants/shorts, Blackwatch plaid)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$15,925|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition ranges between $13,000 to $18,850 depending on grade|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Admissions Director||Susan Boyle|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||8 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Band, Boy Scouts, Chess, Choir, Elementary Running Club, Elementary Soccer, Girl Scouts, Student Council and Yearbook Band, Boy Scouts, Chess, Choir, Girl Scouts, Elementary Running Club,
Student Council and Yearbook,
- School Location Miles Grades Students
BoulderGrades: PK-8 | 243 students
1317 Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
BoulderGrades: K-6 | 163 students
3900 Orange Ct
Boulder, CO 80304
BoulderGrades: NS-K | 60 students
4072 19th Street
Boulder, CO 80304
ParkerGrades: PK-8 | 511 students
9650 Jordan Road
Parker, CO 80134
EnglewoodGrades: PK-8 | 465 students
4951 S Pennsylvania St
Englewood, CO 80113
BCD is a great school filled with kids who love learning, parents who want their children to meet their potential and faculty to see, know and love their students. Our son has loved it. We moved him from Boulder public schools and he had three things to share: he's more challenged which he likes; he gets to participate in class more because the classes are smaller; and he loves his teachers. We were worried about the size but that hasn't been an issue. He's made good friends and he loves it. We couldn't be happier and we''d recommend it without hesitation!
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