Beaver Country Day School

  • Who We Are Our students. Here students will grow and develop, learn who they are, what they want, and how to get it.
  • They thrive discovering the whats, exploring the hows, and challenging the whys with tools and partners that reflect the ever-changing now.
  • Our teachers. Here teachers are mentors, experts, collaborators, and motivators, dedicated to each and every student reaching their potential.
  • They are more than instructors they are the designers of rich learning experiences.
  • Our community. Here graduates are knowledgeable, confident and savvy leaders ready to collaborate and compete in a world that is depending on them to make a difference.
  • At Beaver we are a community of thinkers and doers.

School News

  • Why teachers need research and development spaces - 06/03/2019 - Nationally known for its forward-leading education, Beaver Country Day School released a Student Engagement Study today outlining the ways that big flexible spaces can unleash learning-in some expected and surprising ...moreways. hide
  • 5 ways to create spaces that unlock creativity & encourage collaboration - 05/13/2019 - It`s easy to focus on what we teach and how we teach, but where we teach is often overlooked. We need to prepare students for jobs that don`t yet exist ...moreand for a world that is rapidly evolving. While no one can predict what the future will look like, we can set students on a path for success by unlocking their creative potential.hide
  • NADAAA integrates past and present at Beaver Country Day - 05/24/2019 - A new Research + Design facility was commissioned to reflect the ambition of the faculty and students to expand the nature of their school. The project involved the transformation of ...morean existing library and a new addition that created a connected campus, placing the new R+D Center at the heart of it.hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1920

Student Body

Total Students470 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Beaver Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$51,925
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorShamikhah Baker
Admissions AssociateOffice of Admission


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes

"We educate our students to play at the highest level. To quickly adapt and master.  To solve problems creatively, think of ideas never considered and build solutions that stick. We give them the ability to combine existing elements to create something totally new. Our students are excited about, not daunted by, the uncertainty and ambiguity that lies ahead."

 Peter Hutton, Head of School

What We Do
Beaver is so much more than a school we are at the forefront of education. We consistently look beyond tradition, and beyond our walls to learn from and partner with the best. Because of this we are able to present classic and innovative subject matter in a creative environment that yields real results.

  • Students use state of the art technology in everything that they do not only as a tool for research and discovery, but also as platforms for expression, communication, and creativity.
  • We are partnering with the greatest innovators out there in order to adopt and apply the most effective teaching methodologies. We`ve partnered with IDEO, an award-winning human-centric design firm, to train all of our teachers on how to bring design thinking to the classroom, regardless of the subject. And together with MIT, we are the co-founding partners of the NuVu Studio program, where students receive innovation training provided by MIT scholars, based on the MIT studio model learning.
  • We are an active and welcoming community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni. We learn and grow from each other, enriching our own offerings and providing access to amazing opportunities. Being a part of the Beaver community is a special honor that is exciting and constantly inspiring.
  • Our partnership with the Hiatt Center's civic engagement program inspires and enables students to create social change. Social justice curriculum and community building opportunities raise awareness of and involvement in social responsibility.

Since 1920, Beaver has given students the power to excel in any circumstance. Beaver challenges students to go beyond mastery of content and conventional problem-solving; rather we prepare students for an undefined era where the New Basics are the cornerstones of professional success and personal development.

We stretch the capabilities of the mind around academic subjects, particularly when they are connected to complex issues. We place extra emphasis on writing skills, persuasive communication, and collaboration to teach students to express their ideas effectively.

Multi-dimensional thinking is the platform for success in today`s complex society. The earlier students learn the sophisticated thinking skills needed to master this complexity, the better. In all disciplines, we teach students to see things from multiple perspectives, identify a range of approaches, and think adaptively and flexibly to conceive powerful solutions.

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