Dexter Southfield is an independent, collegepreparatory day school for young men and women in pre-K–class 12 located on a world-class campus just five miles from downtown Boston. Through time well spent at Dexter Southfield, students are provided a foundation for excellence as they gain the character, confidence, and compassion to become leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens prepared to achieve their personal best through every stage of life. Dexter Southfield’s Lower School is a warm, welcoming, and joyful environment where students develop a love for learning. In the Middle School, students embrace new freedoms and responsibilities and are encouraged to take risks, test their limits, and make mistakes. In the Upper School, students benefit from a versatile academic program that is responsive both to students’ interests and to the emerging challenges of a changing world.