Dexter School

20 Newton St,
Brookline, MA, 02445-0244
Tel: (617)522-5544
Grades: PK - 12 | 415 students
Dexter strives to develop in each student academic and athletic skills, moral and spiritual attitudes and habits, and self-discipline so that he may make positive contributions to today's society.
A range of offerings is available to students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The curriculum is challenging, and high expectations are held for each student, yet the faculty provides a wide range of academic offerings and individualized programs.
Dexter's athletic programs feature a combination of intramural and interscholastic offerings.
In Kindergarten through Grade 2 physical education is a daily activity.
Intramural competition is introduced in Grade 3 through Grade 6 during which students compete in many different sports with the goal of instilling a spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork.
Beginning in Grade 7, athletes choose from a variety of interscholastic sports.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 415 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Dexter School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 46%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language, Greek, Latin Literature, Latin Vergil, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Jacket and tie beginning in Class Five)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 27%
Admissions Director William H. Southwick
Admissions Associate Dan Donato

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, Independent Study, Robotics Club, Student Newspaper, Student Tour Guides, The Business of Sports, Yearbook Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, Robotics Club, Yearbook, Ambassadors Club,
Independent Study,
Student Newspaper,
Student Tour Guides,
The Business of Sports,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Southfield School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Apple Orchard School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Southfield School (0 miles away)
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  • Brookline Apple Orchard School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    282d Newton St
    Brookline , MA , 02445
    (617)731-6463
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0  mi  |  95  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Brookline
    Southfield School
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    10 Newton St
    Brookline , MA , 02445
    (617)522-6980
    All-girls  (Nonsectarians)
    0  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Jamaica Plain British School Of Boston
    (Nonsectarians)
    416 Pond Street
    Jamaica Plain , MA , 02130
    (617)522-2261
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.3  mi  |  383  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Brookline The Park School
    (Nonsectarians)
    171 Goddard Avenue
    Brookline , MA , 02445
    (617)277-2456
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • Jamaica Plain Italian Home For Children
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1125 Centre St
    Jamaica Plain , MA , 02130
    (617)522-2221
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.7  mi  |  83  students  |  Gr.  2-9

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