Buckley Country Day School

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body in grades toddler through eight.
Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals.
Our graduates are well prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond.
Buckley is committed to providing a rigorous, classical education that focuses on scholastic achievement.
Emphasis is placed on core skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, using a broad repertoire of teaching techniques and technologies, including the Columbia Teachers College writing program.
These skills are enhanced by their integration throughout the curriculum. Our faculty creates experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

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School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1923

Student Body

Total Students356 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Buckley Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorColleen Ahern Fortuna

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Tennis

School Notes

  • Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body in grades toddler through eight. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond. Buckley is committed to providing a rigorous, classical education that focuses on scholastic achievement. Emphasis is placed on core skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, using a broad repertoire of teaching techniques and technologies. These skills are enhanced by their integration throughout the curriculum. Our faculty creates experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
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