Dexter School

20 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445

Located on a 36-acre hilltop estate opposite Larz-Anderson Park, Dexter was founded as a successor to the lower school of Noble and Greenough. After decades as an elementary institution, the school added a high school division in fall 2003. Classes in the lower school combine work in the fundamental academic areas with such subjects as geography, history and science. Boys study Latin beginning in grade 7 and may choose either French or Spanish in grade 8. Upper school students master content and skills while also developing critical-thinking abilities. Honors, Advanced Placement and independent study courses are part of the upper school program. Among Dexter's many facilities are a science and technology center and a boathouse on the Charles River. Comprehensive intramural and interscholastic athletic programs balance academics. Students attend a chapel assembly each week, and boys in grades 10-12 perform compulsory community service: 20 hours in grade 10, then 40 hours per year in grades 11 and 12. All boys participate in a public-speaking program that commences in kindergarten and continues through grade 12. Over the summer, the school operates an array of enrichment, recreational and athletic camps. Dexter founded its sister school, Southfield (separately listed), in 1992 on the same campus.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Boys Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsBoys
Full Address20 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445
Year Established1926
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorTodd A. Vincent
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment415
Day Students415
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