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Address
90 Sandy Valley Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Telephone
(781) 329-0850

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,250
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid
From Dedham Country Day School

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 witness active learning with children tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems—and, most of all, enjoying their experience.


School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
270
Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
46
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
270
Gender
  • Female
    48%
  • Male
    52%
Student Diversity
  • White
    76.3%
  • Multiracial
    9.6%
  • African American
    7.4%
  • Asian
    5.2%
  • Hispanic
    1.5%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$25,850
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $89,514
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,546
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $416,500
    National
    $184,700

    Dedham Country Day School Reviews

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    My son has thoroughly enjoyed his experience at DCD. The teachers are caring and engaged. I can text with the teachers during the day, and my son is able to stay late doing a variety of activities (Spanish, Chess Club, piano lessons, dance) as I finish work. He is only 6 and does yoga at school! If you looking for a school that invests in the whole child, with a lot of individual attention, you should look into Dedham Country Day School.
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    I have been a parent at DCD for four years, now to two children, and I couldn't be happier. Although my kids are each very unique from each other, the school is still the perfect fit for each. The balance that is advertised--in art, athletics and academics-- is indeed true. Most of all, I love the community feeling and the goal that undersides all of the thoughtful pedagogy--that the fullest potential of a child is not only measured in admittance rates to the next school, but raising fulfilled 30 year-old community members who will lead happy lives and lives that give to others around them. The school feels inclusive to all regardless of town or SES background, etc. DCD is a hidden gem of a family school!
    DCD has been an extension of our family. When we returned from living overseas we were eager to find the right “fit” for our children. At DCD the school motto, “Learming Is A Way Of Life”, is lived daily through the perfectly balanced academics, arts and athletic programs. DCD is a school where every child feels “heard” thanks to the tight knit community, small class sizes and stellar faculty. The students here are bright, curious, challenged and, most importantly, happy!