Belmont Day School

Inspire and challenge. At Belmont Day School, we foster intellectual curiosity, honor differences, and empower meaningful contribution with excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.
Founded in 1927, Belmont Day sits on a beautiful 11-acre campus with athletics fields, tennis courts, woodlands, and a community garden.
Our students truly love learning. Teachers nurture this every day through hands-on, interdisciplinary work that offers each individual the right level of challenge and support.
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. Transportation is available for Boston and Cambridge families.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Belmont Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
334 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Belmont Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 10
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Liz Parfit
Admissions Associate
Elena Jay
Endowment Size
$17 million


School Notes

  • We are a pre-k to grade 8 independent school with 334 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.
  • The Singapore math program is used in our lower school and a problem-based middle school math curricula focus on mastery.
  • The Barn and IMPACT Lab are gems on our campus. Students in pre-k through grade 8 experience deep engagement with cross-disciplinary innovation and design thinking curricula.
  • All students benefit from classes in visual arts, theater arts, music, woodworking, world language (French in pre-k to grade 5, a choice of French, Spanish, or Latin for grades 6 to 8,) information literacy, and technology.
  • Physical education classes in the lower school prepare students for required competitive interscholastic play in middle school.
  • Our 11-acre campus serves as a classroom and wooded trails, the school 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 our own kitchen and chefs. A hot lunch is served to all faculty and students, and individual food allergies can be accommodated.
  • Belmont Day also runs a very popular summer camp. Open to students and non-students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Belmont Day School offer?
Belmont Day School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Belmont Day School's ranking?
Belmont Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Belmont Day School?
The application deadline for Belmont Day School is Jan. 10.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We have been part of the Belmont Day community for 10 years, with our older child about to graduate from 8th grade and our younger child finishing 5th grade. We have been thrilled with the experience for our entire family. BDS takes a true "whole-child" approach and has met the different needs of our two kids beautifully as they have grown and developed from age 4 to ages 11 and 14. The particular draws for us were the emphasis on the school's core values and the development of public speaking skills among all students. Our 8th grader started presenting in front of the school in Pre-K and just finished a yearlong Capstone project with a 20-minute presentation - it was amazing to see the progression over the years and the way that the school prepared the students every step along the way. I highly recommend this wonderful school and community!
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 10
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $28,015 for elementary schools and $45,401 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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