Dedham Country Day (DCD) believes that balance matters—in learning and life. They combine academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics together with outstanding arts, athletics, and service-learning create a program that is balanced and whole. At DCD, 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 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. On DCD’s 17-acre bucolic campus, children from pre-K to grade 8 tackle hands-on projects, collaborate, create, take risks, solve problems—and, most of all, engage deeply in their school experience. Get to know DCD this fall through a series of virtual admissions events and online live connections. Visit DCD’s website for details.