Dexter Southfield 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,027 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dexter Southfield School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1926

Student Body

Total Students
1,027 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Dexter Southfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
153 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
96%
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science Principles, Economics, English: Language and Composition, English: Literature and Composition, French: Language and Culture, Latin, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish: Language and Culture, Spanish: Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, United States Government and Politics, United States History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies by division. www.dextersouthfield.org
Admissions Director
Scott Duddy
Admissions Associate
Dan Donato

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Independent Study

Club or Organization:
Ambassadors Club, American Discourse, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Comics, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Current Events Club, Debate, Drawing and Painting, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, GAINS (Girls Advancing in Science), Independent Reading, Investment Club, Jam Band, Jewelry Making, Lawn Games, LEAD (Diversity Leadership), Math Club, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Quiz Bowl, Rainbow Cafe (GSA), Robotics Club, Sewing Club, SOC (Students of Color Affinity Group), Stock Market Club, Student Newspaper, Student Tour Guides, The Business of Sports, The Drumlin (Literary Magazine), Volleyball Club, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Team

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Dexter Southfield School offer?
Dexter Southfield School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Dexter Southfield School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
What is Dexter Southfield School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Dexter Southfield School?
The application deadline for Dexter Southfield School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,027 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $26,713 for elementary schools and $34,736 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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