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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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What is your Dexter Southfield “why”? What began as a project to welcome newly admitted students has quickly transitioned into a powerful reminder of the importance of the Dexter Southfield community during these uncertain times. As the weekend approaches, we encourage you to find a few minutes to explore our “My Dexter Southfield Why” page. We hope you are inspired to share your own reflections.

Members of the community share words of wisdom with our soon-to-be graduates as they prepare for their next chapter…

Students Watch Historic Black Hole Press Conference
On Wednesday, April 10, students assembled in the Clay Center Lecture Hall to watch the press conference announcing the first image ever made of a black hole and its surroundings.

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Sarah Perciaccante, our strength and conditioning coach, has put together an activity plan designed for students in Classes 3-5 to burn their extra energy before our class-specific remote learning sports activities are rolled out next week. Parents are encouraged to join the fun, along with older and younger siblings! Visit to access three days of activities, and then comment below with your favorite challenge!

The Class 5 Ensemble has been busy rehearsing for this week's boys' and girls' Pre-K-Class 5 Music Festivals! Perfo…

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On the heels of yesterday’s National Takeout Day, we encourage our community to keep the momentum going by supporting any number of restaurants owned by Dexter Southfield families or alumni! View the full list at Do you know of a restaurant we may have missed? Tag them in the comments below, and we will add them to our page!

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It’s time to flex your creative muscles with performing arts teacher Mrs. PetitBon! Watch and learn how to play pantomime music videos, a theater game that Mrs. PetitBon plays with her classes in all three divisions. Comment below to let us know what scene, story, and song you used with your family!

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With uncertain weather on the way tomorrow, Class 4 teacher (and gardener extraordinaire) Mr. Thomas has the perfect outdoor project for today! Gather a few items from your recycling, grab an apple, orange, or a tomato, and then head outside to complete this is quick and fun seed planting project. Be sure to share your results with us by tagging Dexter Southfield or commenting below!


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