Belmont Day School

55 Day School Ln, Belmont, MA 02478

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Belmont Day School is an intimate school with an expansive vision. The school provides deep and thoughtful academic preparation for elementary and middle school students within a secure, purposeful, and highly personal community. It is a school where deep research leads to an independent project presented to the community, where students cultivate a garden to learn about sustainability, where an artist captains a varsity team, and where engineering problems are solved collaboratively in the woodshop. Honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect, and excellence are the values that guide every decision and interaction. Students leave Belmont Day School with a strong sense of self, an appreciation of the wide and complicated world around them, an understanding of the possibilities and privileges of an effective community, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to balance their own perspectives with those of others. Belmont Day is a school where all voices speak big ideas, where children embrace compelling and uncommon challenges–and grow into independent learners.

After school, extended day, summer session and vacation session programs are offered. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants. Tuition: $20,470 to $32,340. Annette Raphel (Northeastern Univ, BS; Bridgewater State Univ, MEd; Harvard Univ, CAS) is Head of School; Deborah Brissenden is Director of Admissions.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address55 Day School Ln, Belmont, MA 02478
Year Established1927
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$21,340-33,715
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded46
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$930,880

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Remedial Reading, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades7-8
Summer SessionEnrichment Recreational. Tuition Day $1150/2-weeks ses. 8 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Girls' SportsField Hockey

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School28
Most Common Graduate DestinationsCambridge Sch-MA 4, Concord Acad 3, Milton Acad 3, Groton 2, Lawrence Acad 2, St George's Sch-RI 2


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$45
New Students49
Percentage of Applicants Accepted27
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)75
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT


AdministratorAnnette Raphel
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2011
Administrator's CredentialsBS, Northeastern Univ, MEd, Bridgewater State College
Director(s) of AdmissionsAudra Peek, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment271
Day Students271
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)271
Student Body EthnicityWhite 75%, Latino 2%, African-American 3%, Asian 7%, Other 13%
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1
Teaching Faculty40
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)80
Male Teaching Faculty10
Female Teaching Faculty30
Faculty EthnicityWhite 97%, Latino 1%, African-American 1%, Asian 1%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage12
Buildings on Campus1
Facilities Value$14,215,000
Endowment Value$13,499,000
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