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Dexter Southfield is dedicated to giving young men and women a foundation for excellence. Through time well spent here, they become leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens who are prepared to achieve their personal best through every stage of life.

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At Dexter Southfield, lower, middle, and upper school students learn together in a unique environment where each child thrives - all on one beautiful campus.

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Construction continues on our New Lower School Building as part of the Building a Better Tomorrow initiative! We are grateful for the team from Dellbrook JKS who has worked tirelessly this summer to ensure the building is ready to welcome our students when we return for on-campus learning on Thursday, August 27. Comment below to tell us what you are most excited to see in the new building!

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We are honored to share that our very own Tori Whitcher, head coach of the varsity field hockey team, has been named the recipient of USA Field Hockey’s 2020 Field Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has transcended the game of field hockey and achieved something inspirational to us all. This individual has used field hockey to better themselves, his/her community and beyond. Congratulations, Tori, and thank you for all you do to grow the game of field hockey and support our student athletes.

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Today we begin our #TBT summer series with an appropriately-timed alumni feature following the recent SpaceX launch! F. Story Musgrave, M.D., Class of 1947, served in the United States Marine Corps, and went on to earn seven academic degrees, including a doctorate in medicine. He was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in 1967, and completed six total space flights during his career, including the first service and repair mission of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993. He took his final space flight in 1996 at the age of 61. Story retired from NASA in 1997, having logged more than 1,200 hours on space missions. After retiring, Story has spent his time as a public speaker, and a consultant to various Disney projects, including creative ideas for resorts and parks and consulting on movies.

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Today’s featured members of the Class of 2020 have made countless contributions to the Dexter Southfield Community. From founding the American Discourse Club, serving as a Senior Class Representative, and planning orientation events to participating in and promoting the School’s athletics programs on the volleyball court, Charles River, and social media, this group of students has done it all! Congratulations and best of luck next year Eric, Grace, Thomas, Nikki, and Georgia! #DXSF2020

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The Class of 2020 will be remembered as an extraordinarily talented group of students who have impacted our community in many ways. Whether serving as leaders through our MFA student docent program, being valued members of our athletic teams, or excelling in the classroom, we will miss their many contributions! Congratulations Stephen, Cate, Jenny, Evan, Melina, Patrick, Zach, and Sofia! #DXSF2020


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