Boulder Country Day

4820 Nautilus Ct N
Boulder, CO 80301-0803
Tel: (303)527-4931
Grades: NS-8 | 346 students
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Welcome to Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited independent school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, we strive to create a well-rounded educational environment.
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Welcome to Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited independent school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, we strive to create a well-rounded educational environment.
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.
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.
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.
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 Overview

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
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 346 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Boulder Country Day Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared shirt, khaki pants/shorts, Blackwatch plaid)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $13,625
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges between $11,494 to $18,036 depending on grade
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions Director Susan Boyle

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Choir, Girl Scouts, Student Council and Yearbook Chess, Choir, Girl Scouts, Student Council and Yearbook,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Temple Grandin School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mountain Shadows Montessori School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Miss Catherine's Creative Learning (0.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Boulder
    Grades: PK | 92 students
    0.6 miles
    6525 Gunpark Drive Suite 340
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (303)530-1820
    0.6PK
    92
  • Boulder
    Grades: UG | 59 students
    0.8 miles
    4154 63rd St
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (303)530-5353
    0.8UG
    59
  • Boulder
    Temple Grandin School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
    0.8 miles
    6446 Jay Road
    Boulder, CO 80301
    (303)554-7363
    0.86-12
    22
  • Longmont
    Grades: K-6 | 37 students
    1.4 miles
    7415 Lookout Rd
    Longmont, CO 80503
    (303)449-5569
    1.4K-6
    37
  • Longmont
    Shepherd Valley Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 113 students
    2.2 miles
    6500 West Dry Creek Parkway
    Longmont, CO 80503
    (303)652-0130
    2.2PK-8
    113

School Reviews

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!
- Posted by Parent, 10/16/14

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