COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
DCD will be returning to in-person learning in the fall. Though our school may look a bit different inside, reconfigured to maintain the health and safety of our community, our ability to deliver a DCD education reflective of our mission remains unchanged – we are ready and resilient. Please visit our website for information on our return to school plans. Learn More
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.
A Focus on Public Speaking at DCD
Public speaking starts in pre-k when every child, each year performs in the class play. Delivering lines with feeling, they learn to speak up and speak out, giving even the youngest student practice speaking publicly. Presenting their work daily in class or playing a central role in an assembly in a packed auditorium, students learn to use their voice and express ideas with clarity and purpose!
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