Character and Leadership

Dexter Southfield builds individuals of strong character and action to become leaders in the world.  

We create an environment where all members of the community are valued and supported, and where individuals care for and respect themselves and others.  

Character education and leadership lessons are part of daily practice and are reinforced through the strong mentorship of outstanding faculty, coaches, and staff. We engage our students in their interests and passions. We teach students to think critically, to express opinions, and to listen thoughtfully and respectfully to other perspectives. We promote collaboration and teamwork. 

We underscore the importance of integrity and personal accountability. We value manners and civility and encourage habits that make our School warm and welcoming. We are steadfast in our pursuit of personal best and “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”