Dedham Country Day School (DCD) believes that balance matters—in learning and life. They combine academic challenge with support and pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics—combined with outstanding arts and athletics—create a program that is balanced and whole. 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 they grow “whole” children—and, ultimately, adults who will thrive with the intellectual and emotional capacity to contribute to their world and enjoy meaningful lives. Engage with DCD and you’ll get a sense of how students learn to think creatively and critically. You’ll see that from pre-K to grade 8, kids are being kids—and being themselves. Whether you visit virtually or in person, you’ll witness students tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems, and, most of all, enjoying their experience.