Dexter School

  • Dexter strives to develop in each student academic and athletic skills, moral and spiritual attitudes and habits, and self-discipline so that he may make positive contributions to today's society.
  • A range of offerings is available to students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • The curriculum is challenging, and high expectations are held for each student, yet the faculty provides a wide range of academic offerings and individualized programs.
  • Dexter's athletic programs feature a combination of intramural and interscholastic offerings.
  • In Kindergarten through Grade 2 physical education is a daily activity.
  • Intramural competition is introduced in Grade 3 through Grade 6 during which students compete in many different sports with the goal of instilling a spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Beginning in Grade 7, athletes choose from a variety of interscholastic sports.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students415 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeDexter School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language, Greek, Latin Literature, Latin Vergil, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, United States History,
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket and tie beginning in Class Five)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions DirectorWilliam H. Southwick
Admissions AssociateDan Donato

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Ambassadors Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, Independent Study, Robotics Club, Student Newspaper, Student Tour Guides, The Business of Sports, Yearbook Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Dance Team, Robotics Club, Yearbook, Ambassadors Club,
Independent Study,
Student Newspaper,
Student Tour Guides,
The Business of Sports,
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5  10/26/2016
I have a 10th grade student at Southfield and an 8th grade student at Dexter, their academic growth and performance has been fantastic. They both love the school and their classmates. It has been a wonderful experience
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