Dexter School

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. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 415 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Dexter School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Admissions Director William H. Southwick
Admissions Associate Dan Donato


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,
TennisTrack and Field,


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 Private 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 Apple Orchard School (0 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brookline
    Apple Orchard School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 42 students
    0 miles
    282d Newton St
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • Brookline
    Grades: PK-12 | 371 students
    0 miles
    10 Newton St
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • Boston
    Grades: NS-12 | 422 students
    0.2 miles
    416 Pond Street
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Brookline
    Grades: PK-9 | 562 students
    0.5 miles
    171 Goddard Avenue
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • Jamaica Plain
    Italian Home For Children
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-9 | 83 students
    0.7 miles
    1125 Centre St
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 24, 2015
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $13,291 for elementary schools and $27,994 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).