Dedham Country Day School

Tel: (781)329-0850
previous
DCD Middle School
next
DCD Middle School
  • DCD, founded in 1903, is an independent day school for boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight.
  • The broad range of educational activities--academics, arts, and athletics--is carefully balanced to ensure that each child will explore the fullest possible range of his or her potential.
  • Risk-taking and occasional failure are valued as much as success; at DCD children learn by doing.
  • The school's developmentally based approach assures that challenges and experiences will be age-appropriate, meeting children where they are and guiding them towards new discoveries about their individual capacities and gifts.
  • The school's motto, Learning Is a Way of Life, reflects a collective commitment to helping children become creative, independent learners.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students267 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeDedham Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$20,230
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Private Music Program

School Notes

  • Dedham Country Day School
  • Provides to each child a unique educational balance of challenging academics, arts, and athletics;
  • Embraces an inclusive, interdependent community of students, teachers, and parents that fosters trust and encourages children to take risks;
  • Creates independent, resilient, lifelong learners through engaging, developmentally-based teaching designed to meet varied learning styles;
  • Inspires students to become caring, ethical members of the larger world by emphasizing thoughtful citizenship and respect for self and others.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chestnut Hill
    Grades: 6-12 | 470 students
    5.9 miles
    791 Hammond St
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617)738-2700
    5.96-12
    470
  • Milton
    Grades: K-12 | 980 students
    6 miles
    170 Centre Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617)898-1798
    6K-12
    980
  • Milton
    Grades: PK-8 | 164 students
    4.2 miles
    564 Blue Hill Avenue
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617)333-9610
    4.2PK-8
    164
  • Brookline
    Grades: PK-8 | 555 students
    5.9 miles
    171 Goddard Avenue
    Brookline, MA 02445
    (617)277-2456
    5.9PK-8
    555
  • Milton
    Thacher Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    3.6 miles
    1425 Blue Hill Ave
    Milton, MA 02186
    (617)361-2522
    3.6PK-8
    247

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
January 22, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 19, 2018
Depending on their family circumstances, our Presidents received a wide range of primary and secondary schooling.
January 19, 2018
A fascinating look at where our first Presidents went to school.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $8,358 for elementary schools and $27,076 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).