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Dexter Southfield provides students with opportunities to lead and to build confidence as they explore, create, build skills, and follow passions. Through all three divisions they strive to live by the School's motto, "Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow."

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A Shared, 36-Acre Campus in Brookline, Mass.

At Dexter Southfield, boys and girls play to their strengths and build confidence to last a lifetime. Learn More


"Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow"

Education That Evolves As A Student Grows

From Pre-K through Class 12, there is an intentional progression allowing students to build on their experience and to grow across all grade levels. Learn More


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    Children's Book Illustrators

    Class 6 students learned the art of silkscreen printing to create illustrations. Read more.

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    Discover what makes the Dexter Southfield experience so unique. Learn more.

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    Alumni Magazine

    The latest issue of the Dexter Southfield Alumni Magazine is available online. Read

  • Building a Better Tomorrow

    The School's latest project will transform campus and the student experience. Read more.

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Today, boys in Pre-K to Class 8 celebrated a great year, in and out of the classroom. Many successes in public speaking, academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship were highlighted during Prize Day. Following the event, the boys enjoyed some year-end fun to kick off summer vacation!

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So much to celebrate at today's Prize Day and year-end celebrations: a productive, fun year for girls in Pre-K-Class 8, the Class of 2023 moving up and on to high school, and, of course, the start of summer!

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Congratulations, Class of 2019! Today we celebrated our graduating seniors and their many achievements. We know each of you is destined for big things and we can't wait to see what the next chapter brings!

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Kindergarteners enjoyed a trip to Franklin Park Zoo earlier this week. The sun was shining, the animals were in high spirits, and our students had a blast learning about gorillas, prairie dogs, zebras, and many other zoo dwellers!

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

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Attention all alumni! We are delighted to announce the launch of Dexter Southfield Connect, our new online mentoring and networking platform for Dexter Southfield alumni! Join today at to expand your network, update your information, and register for upcoming alumni events.

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Ms. Corbett's Class 7 & 8 Latin students created comics about Greek and Roman Mythology last week. Students enjoyed telling stories they've learned throughout the semester in such a creative way!

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Lower school students enjoyed looking through stacks of books during the annual Spring Book Fair last week! While everyone was buzzing about their new reads, there was also chatter about the great opportunities the new Reading and Learning Center will offer our students when it opens in 2020. To learn more about the "Building a Better Tomorrow" project, please visit

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Last night at the annual Collegiate Athlete Reception we honored Class 12 students who will play sports during their college careers. Congratulations to all! We can't wait to see all that you accomplish and we will be rooting for you!

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The Art Department is currently hosting a multi-school, juried art exhibition known as SISAL (Small Independent School Arts League). Fifteen independent schools submitted the best examples of their students' artwork in 11 different categories. Twenty of our students have received awards ranging from "Best in Show" to "Honorable Mentions." The exhibit will remain on display until this Friday, April 26, when a closing reception and award ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

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Faculty members spent yesterday in division-specific workshops where discussions ranged from diversity and equity to implicit and explicit language and curriculum. Upper school faculty members also learned how to make three-dimensional models using the 3D printer. These days dedicated to professional development support our faculty and provide time to reflect on the school year to continuously improve the community.

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The Clay Center has served as the communication hub for the Boston Marathon's race day operations for the past decade. The School hosts the Marathon's Amateur Radio Team for the Course and Transportation Network Center. Our Amateur Radio Club members learn and observe alongside Boston Marathon volunteers. This is a great opportunity for students to see a communications team work a public safety event at a grandiose scale.


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