Belmont Day School

At Belmont Day School, our students truly love learning.
We nurture this every day through hands-on, interdisciplinary work that grounds the academic experience in the real world.
Our faculty are experts at offering each individual the right level of challenge and support.
As a result, our students build a strong sense of themselves and embody our core values: excellence, responsibility, caring, honesty, respect, & joy.
Our eighth grade graduates go on to the high schools of their choosing, where they are embraced as confident self-advocates and leaders in their new school communities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1927

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10 / Mar. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLiz Parfit
Admissions AssociateLauren McDermott


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • We are a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school with 311 students who are inspiring, bold and remarkable learners and leaders. 
  • Our academic program stretches students intellectually and creatively.  Our structures allow individual and small group learning opportunities that allow us to provide the right level of challenge for each student.  
  • Singapore math program and problem based middle school math curricula focus on mastery.
  • The Barn, our state of the art center for STEAM programming, is a gem on our campus. Students in grades Pre-K through 8 experience deep engagement with cross-disciplinary innovation and design thinking curricula.  
  • All students benefit from classes in visual arts, performing arts, music, woodworking, world language (French in Pre-K to Grade 5, a choice of French, Spanish or Latin for Grades 6-8) library and technology.
  • Physical education classes in our Lower School prepare students for required competitive interscholastic play in our Middle School.
  • We use our 11-acre campus as a classroom and our trails, organic garden and bee hives provide outdoor learning experiences
  • Nationally recognized Health and Wellness program 
  • Six core values-  honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect and excellence- provide a grounding for character development and community 
  • We have own kitchen and chef. A hot lunch is served to all faculty and students and individual food allergies and preferences can be accommodated. 
  • School also runs a very popular summer camp. Open to students and non-students!

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
We have had a wonderful experience at Belmont Day school and know with certainty that we made the right decision to send our child here. The community experience is extraordinary, the school provides an innovative and high quality education and the teachers truly do a wonderful job of ensuring the social and emotional well-being of the whole child. We have no doubt that our child will be well prepared for the future upon graduation.
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We have been part of the Belmont Day community for 10 years. I could not have imagined my children at any other school. Belmont Day has a strong academic program, amazing faculty, and an extensive curriculum! The school's numerous athletic, social and extracurricular opportunities have allowed our children to reach their potential in ways I could not have envisioned. I know that they will be well prepared for their next "home away from home" once their time at Belmont Day comes to a close.
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