Dedham Country Day School

  • Dedham Country Day School believes that balance matters - in learning and life.
  • DCD combines academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation.
  • Strong scholastics combined with outstanding arts, athletics, and service-learning create a program that is balanced and whole. Children learn who they are as diverse individuals and how to be part of something bigger.
  • At DCD, a premium is placed on both academic and emotional intelligence.
  • For over 115 years, DCD has been welcoming young children, passionate teachers, and committed families to its pre-kindergarten through grade 8 learning community.
  • Visit us on our 17-acre campus, just minutes from Route 128 in Dedham.

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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 Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students290 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Dedham Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No jeans or sweatpants )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,279
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $25,850 for Pre-Kindergarten to $43,250 for middle school grades. Please visit our website for tuitions by grade.
% on Financial Aid
29%
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorEmilie Liebhoff
Admissions AssociateDeb White
Endowment Size$10 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Flag FootballIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
After School Drama, Private Music Program

School Notes

  • At DCD, we believe that balance matters-in learning and life. We combine academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics combined with outstanding arts and athletics create a program that is balanced and whole. Here, a premium is placed on both academic and emotional intelligence. Children learn who they are as diverse individuals and how to be part of something bigger. Acceptance is a given, and children find encouragement in every connection they make. It`s a community that nurtures, nudges, and gives. That`s how we grow "whole" children-and, ultimately, adults who will thrive with the intellectual and emotional capacity to contribute to their world and enjoy meaningful lives. Visit us, and you`ll get a sense of how our students learn to think creatively and critically. You`ll see that from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, kids are being kids-and being themselves. You`ll witness them tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems-and, most of all, enjoying their experience. Explore DCD through our admissions events and a personal tour. Our 17-acre campus is just minutes from Route 128 in Dedham and offers children a wonderful space for outdoor learning, play, and athletic competition.  Open House: October 27; Classroom Observations: October 11 and November 13. Please visit our website for admissions event details or email admissions@dcds.net with any questions.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milton
    Grades: K-12 | 980 students
    6 miles
    170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617) 898-1798
    6 K-12
    980
  • Brookline
    Grades: PK-8 | 535 students
    5.9 miles
    171 Goddard Avenue
    Brookline, MA 02445
    (617) 277-2456
    5.9 PK-8
    535
  • Chestnut Hill
    Grades: 6-12 | 490 students
    5.9 miles
    791 Hammond St
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 738-2700
    5.9 6-12
    490
  • Milton
    Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
    4.2 miles
    564 Blue Hill Avenue
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617) 333-9610
    4.2 PK-8
    154
  • Milton
    Thacher Montessori School
    Thacher Montessori School Photo - A place designed around a child's need and curiosity.
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 210 students
    3.6 miles
    1425 Blue Hill Ave
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617) 361-2522
    3.6 NS-8
    210

School Reviews

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Our children started at DCD in 2007 in grades 4, 2 and Pre-K. From our first visit as prospective parents, we felt the special sense of community and connectedness that is a hallmark of the school. Teachers and students alike were engaging, happy and completely immersed in the school day. While at DCD, my children developed into engaged learners, well-rounded athletes, skilled artists (we have a musician, an actress, and a visual artist), strong self-advocates, and confident young adults. They were incredibly well prepared for high school, and two have gone on to successful college experiences with the life skills that began at DCD.
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