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Student Life

Dexter Southfield teaches beyond the classroom, encouraging students to stretch physically and creatively. Arts and daily athletics exercise each student's body and mind in new and important ways and are core components of the Dexter Southfield experience. 

The School's programs are designed to foster community and communication. Whether it's team-building on the playing fields or behind the scenes of a theatrical production, there is an opportunity for all students to grow and learn. In Classes 3 through 6, all students play year-round intramurals, exposing them to the fundamentals of nine different sports and there are myriad ways for students of all ages to enjoy and participate in both visual and performing arts.

Dexter Southfield believes in educating the whole student, and everything we do focuses on the healthy development of mind, body, and spirit. From the dress code to the food we serve, each tenet of the School's program has purpose. 

We want to help students discover new areas of interest, strengthen camaraderie and resolve, and develop leadership skills at every age. 

“I love that Dexter Southfield faculty members take the time to drive the school buses to and from school each day. It provides yet another touchpoint and opportunity for them to develop a relationship with my child. It proves that this faculty is special; they're willing to go above and beyond for their students.” - Dexter Southfield Parent


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