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A student on a climbing gym at the school playground.

Getting Started


Ready to Connect?

Welcome to DCD! We’re thrilled that you’re interested in exploring DCD for your child and finding out what makes our pre-K to grade 8 program so special. We’re just as excited to get to know you!

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Students walking down the hallway together.

Choosing a private school is a big family decision…so let’s make it personal!

When you look at schools and learning environments, it’s all about what’s right for your child. We think the admissions process should be the same. We make it personal to help you make connections because that’s such a big part of who we are and what we do for your child. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Visiting DCD

While we would typically encourage you to visit us in person to see our teachers and students in action, the pandemic has presented us with on-campus limitations for visitors. With some creativity, we’ve been able to reimagine our admissions process and have put together many helpful resources and virtual opportunities to get to know each other and to give you a great sense of the mission and culture of our school.



Primary School

We call it “Huntington House.” Our pre-kindergarten students are very excited to show you around and to share some of their daily routines. We believe children learn through play.

Lower School

Welcome to DCD’s Lower School building. It may be quiet now, but during school hours, it’s a really busy place! You wouldn’t be able to hear our tour guides talk with all the activity.

Middle School

Welcome to DCD’s Middle School building! We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at all the different spaces DCD middle school students enjoy throughout the day.

Campus Birdseye View

If you were a DCD Hawk, this is what you would see as you fly over 90 Sandy Valley Road.  The music that accompanies this video was written and performed by Adam Rochelle, DCD Class of 2009.


These videos were filmed and produced by Sam Rochelle, DCD class of 2012 during his return to campus for his high school senior project at Milton Academy. 

Schedule a Live Virtual Tour

Prospective parents will have an opportunity to take a peek inside our classrooms and explore our halls and campus as they walk and talk virtually with a member of our Admissions Team. Please contact Laura Martinez to schedule your personal tour.

A student and a teacher working together on a woodworking project.

Admissions Timeline

Tours and Interviews:
Begin October 15

Admissions Events:
October through January

Admissions Deadline:
January 15

Admissions Decisions:
March 10th

We accept applications on a rolling basis after the January 15th deadline and make admissions decisions to meet the needs of our program. Please contact Emilie Liebhoff, Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions. 

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