About

The BCD Difference

Small Class Size

We believe small class size allows our teachers to truly see, know, and love each student. It is essential in differentiating instruction.

Dedicated Staff

We believe that a caring and dedicated faculty and staff are the "heart and soul" of our school.

Challenging Academic Curriculum

We believe children thrive when given high expectations and the tools and support to meet them. We also believe that learning should be fun, and we plan our lessons accordingly.

Math and Science Offerings

We believe that rigorous math and science instruction are vital 21st Century skills. On average, BCD students learn math one year above grade level.  We offer science lab instruction in every grade, and our students attend additional STEM classes in middle school.

World Language Instruction: Preschool - 8th Grade

We believe rich language experiences, especially early in life, not only benefit literacy development, but also all areas of thinking and learning. 

English, Literature and Composition Instruction

We believe reading and writing skills are cornerstones of strong academic instruction and future academic success.

International, National and State Accreditations & Affiliations

We believe in continuous school improvement, and, as such, seek accreditation from organizations that focus on that process. BCD is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), recognized by the Colorado Department of Education, a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are the only school in the world that meets the standards of all of these organizations.

Outstanding Physical Education and Athletic Programs

We believe students learn better when they are physically active. Our preschool and elementary students have recess outside at least two times per day (morning and afternoon), we teach physical education and health at every grade level, and 95% of our middle school students participate in our athletic program.

Outstanding Test Scores

We believe that 3rd party assessment is crucial to the success of our students and our school. Annually, we assess our students to determine the progress they have made, to identify areas of strength and weakness (at the individual, grade, and school levels), and to evaluate pieces of our curriculum and program that we may want to change in order to develop the most ideal learning environment for our children.
 
We use the Educational Records Bureau’s (ERB) Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAAA) for Kindergarten – 2nd grade and the Comprehensive Testing Program version 4 (CTP 4) for 3rd – 8th grades as our assessment tools. We receive robust score reports on the student, class and school levels, which allow us to evaluate our progress and compare ourselves to leading independent schools throughout the United States.

Exceptional Fine Arts Offerings

We believe creativity can be taught, must be nurtured, and is an important linkage across all disciplines. Our students receive regular, weekly instruction in visual arts, music, and choir.

Committed and Engaged Parent Body

We believe education works best when schools and families partner for the benefit of the students. Committed and engaged parents are keys to the success of those partnerships, and we encourage parent participation at every grade levels.

Outstanding Campus

We believe that a safe, clean, and age-appropriate campus enhances improves learning and enhances student performance. In our most recent survey 97.8% of our parents reported their child feels safe at BCD.

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  • BCD's small class sizes help me get to know my students and teach on a far more personalized level.


        I AM A BULLDOG
    - BCD English Teacher
Boulder Country Day School    4820 Nautilus Court North • Boulder, Colorado 80301 • Phone - 303.527.4931 • info@bouldercountryday.org
Boulder Country Day School, where academic distinction meets education with character. BCD is a top-rated, accredited private school in Boulder, Colorado where every child has the opportunity to discover his or her own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, rigorous curriculum and a focus on community, our preschool, elementary and IB middle school teachers strive to create a well-rounded educational environment that balances traditional subjects with the arts, world languages, athletics and project-based learning.