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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,279
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1903

Student Body

Total Students
290 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Dedham Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(No jeans or sweatpants )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 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 Director
Emilie Liebhoff
Admissions Associate
Deb White
Endowment Size
$10 million

Sports

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.

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $34,279
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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