This philosophy guides connections and interactions among peers and between students and teachers.
Community service and an eye to the outside world are woven through daily life with classroom outreach projects and community-wide events.
DCD teachers are trained in Schools Attuned, Differentiated Instruction, and Open Circle programs.
A Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy is in place.
Over A Century of History
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Our Hallmark: Balancing Tradition and Innovation.
In 1903 Miss Frances L. Faulkner founded The Norfolk School, a private school near the Dedham-Westwood line that was funded by a syndicate of parents for primary and kindergarten instruction. From the very beginning, the institution that was to become Dedham Country Day School balanced the “three Rs” with more progressive elements.
Miss Faulkner’s schedule and methods supported a sensible, systematic acquisition of fundamental skills, as well as sound habits of study and self-discipline. These took precedence, but were deliberately balanced with refreshing outlets such as Sloyd (woodworking) and Nature Study—all very familiar subjects to our students today!