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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 a book's illustrations. Read more.

  • Explore Dexter Southfield

    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

  • Join us on the Ice!

    We are happy to offer free skating events to the community this winter. Learn more.


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Middle school students spent the day celebrating diversity. They participated in important conversations and attended hands-on workshops, ranging from learning the Salsa to discussing race and gender, among many other topics. The day concluded with a beautifully choreographed performance by dance company, Urbanity Dance.

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Sharing the love: Class 7 girls made origami hearts in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and today they were delivered to Dana Farber patients ?

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Due to the impending storm, all students will be dismissed at 2:30 this afternoon. Buses will arrive at their stops approximately one hour ahead of their regularly scheduled times. All afternoon activities have been cancelled. Stay safe!

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Faculty members Michael Williams, Joanna Walsh, and Liz Briody attended a METAA "lunch and learn" event at the Microsoft STEM Garage on Monday. They learned about augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D modeling and laser cutting, and saw how businesses and colleges are moving into new markets. For example, Harvard University's French program is currently immersing students into the French Quarters with virtual reality. These professional development opportunities help our teachers explore new ideas to bring back to campus.

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Despite the warm 60 degree weather, Pre-K students and parents celebrated Snowy Day this morning. They read stories, sang songs, and enjoyed many winter-themed arts activities. Thanks to all who made this event so wonderful!

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Patriots spirit was at an all-time high this morning as Pat Patriot provided students, faculty, and staff with many hugs, high fives, and dance moves! Let's Go, Pats!!

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Michael Minchello '25 has earned a spot in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, one of the most prestigious youth sports tournaments in the world. Way to go, Michael! Read more:

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Congratulations to all of our Class 6, 7, and 8 mathematicians who placed in first, second, and third on the AMC 8! The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills.

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Calling all recent Dexter Southfield graduates! We are excited to launch a new college lunch series for alumni currently enrolled in colleges/universities in Hartford, CT (2/6), Worcester, MA (2/8), Providence, RI (2/13), Burlington, VT (3/25), and Washington, D.C. (4/5). Please contact the Advancement Office if you’re interested in learning more at We hope to see you there!

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Upper school students spent yesterday focused on health and wellness as it relates to their lives, both now and in the future. Read more:

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day, our middle school students spent Friday's lunch period watching his iconic speech, "I Have a Dream." Students discussed the importance his words carried then, and still carry today.

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More than 80 parents from independent schools throughout the greater Boston area joined us on campus this morning for the Parents’ Independent School (PIN) Annual Meeting and Head of School Panel. Todd Vincent was joined by fellow heads Kerry Brennan (The Roxbury Latin School) and Tamara Schurdak (The Chestnut Hill School) for a discussion on civic engagement.


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