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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Dexter Southfield School is a top rated, private school located in Brookline, MA. It has 754 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $44,875 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,875
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
Average Financial Aid

Dexter Southfield School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1310
56 responses
Average ACT
30
15 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
  • Dexter Day
    80%
  • leaving
    20%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
754
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$113,515
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,194
National
$949
Median Home Value
$885,700
National
$184,700
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Dexter Southfield School Reviews

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We are just finishing our first year with Dexter Southfield and we couldn't be happier! Our 9th grader is challenged academically, but in a blanaced and healthy way. Her decision to participate in a JV sport each season made her transition to a new school smooth, and she has formed amazing friendships. Her teachers are truly interested in both their subject material and their students. The administration is caring and effective. Throughtout this COVID crisis, the school quickly came up to speed, recreating the academic experience as best they could. My daughter has class every day 8:30-1:30, a healthy homework load, and her teacjers are still there when she needs them. They have created real workouts for her to follow at home and she's been motivated to keep a routine,, which has helped the whole household at this time. Parents and even grandparents are made to be part of the Dexter community as well, with visit days and BBQs and other gatherings.
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Great school geared to develop future leaders. Teachers are very responsive to both students and parents. A culture of mutual respect and developing kids into adept adults, this school is excellent! Great sport teams, great campus. All students participate in public speaking which is great. Classes rigorous but fair. My son loves this school!
My daughter is in the lower school at DS. We have been thoroughly impressed with her teachers and how well she is doing. The public speaking starts in kindergarden! Simply fantastic. The headmaster Mr. Vincent is always walking around campus and seems to genuinely have a pulse of all aspects of the school. If anyone is looking for a school that promotes both character and academics, this is the best choice.