Dedham Country Day School

90 Sandy Valley Road,
Dedham, MA, 02026-0202
     Tel: (781)329-0850
Grades: PK - 8 | 267 students
DCD, founded in 1903, is an independent day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
The broad range of educational activities--academics, arts, and athletics--is carefully balanced to ensure that each child will explore the fullest possible range of his or her potential.
Risk-taking and occasional failure are valued as much as success; at DCD children learn by doing.
The school's developmentally based approach assures that challenges and experiences will be age-appropriate, meeting children where they are and guiding them towards new discoveries about their individual capacities and gifts.
The school's motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, reflects a collective commitment to helping children become creative, independent learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 267 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Dedham Country Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade as follows: Pre-K: $21,220 K: $24,000 1-3: $26,240 4-5: $29,920 6-8: $33,650 Grades 1-3: $22,990 Grades 4 & 5: $25,965 Grades 6-8: $29,625
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $20,230
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ellen Tretter
Admissions Associate Deb White

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Private Music Program Private Music Program,

School Notes:

  • Dedham Country Day School
  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive, interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally-based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles;
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ursuline Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ursuline Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kids Place At The Vna (0.6 miles away)
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  • DedhamUrsuline Academy
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    85 Lowder St
    DedhamMA02026
    (781)326-6161
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 390 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • DedhamKids Place At The Vna
    Daycare / Preschool
    1100 High Street
    DedhamMA02026
    (781)329-8603
    Daycare / Preschool
    0.6 mi | 8 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • DedhamNoble & Greenough School
    10 Campus Drive
    DedhamMA02026
    (781)326-3700
    1.5 mi | 613 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • WestwoodKnowledge Beginnings
    Daycare / Preschool
    200 Providence Highway
    WestwoodMA02090
    (781)329-9550
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.8 mi | 35 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • WestwoodWestwood KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    411 Providence Highway
    WestwoodMA02090
    (781)326-4803
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.8 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      

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