"Our students learn how to stand tall, think independently, and hold themselves accountable. They appreciate the results of hard work and perseverance, and in our community they are learning the value of humility, gratitude and respect." - Todd Vincent, Head of School
At Dexter Southfield, boys and girls enjoy the best of both worlds. In the Lower and Middle Schools, they thrive in single-sex classes, which play to their particular strengths and learning styles while reducing distractions and stereotypes. In the Upper School, students progress to co-ed classes in the Class 11 and Class 12 years. In every level, the academic and co-curricular expectations are just as strong for both boys and girls, even as they take different journeys to reach their goals, with learning experiences tailored to the needs of each group.
Boys and girls have equal access to our beautiful 36-acre campus, located on the Brookline-Boston line. Students in all divisions take advantage of campus resources, including the Clay Center for Science and Technology a state-of-the-art astronomical observatory and learning center; multiple athletic facilities; dining areas; and the Playscape, designed to promote imaginative and creative play, to help connect students to nature, and to integrate play with the science curriculum.
Students naturally collaborate in performing arts productions, community service, orientations and trips, and social events.
In the Upper School, students share study halls, lounges, and dining halls. In this environment, students eagerly try new things, take risks, and stretch themselves in all areas of academics, athletics, the arts, and community. As a result, they build a strong foundation of confidence, versatility, and admirable goals.