Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Boulder Country Day School provides a well-rounded education of academic excellence and character development in a safe environment, empowering our students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and responsible, globally aware citizens.

Our Vision

A BCD education is rooted in classical traditions yet embraces diversity and innovation. Students master core fundamental academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, history, science, fine arts, Latin and world languages. They are taught to think critically, question bravely, and act responsibly. All of this is accomplished through contemporary, best practice methodology in a supportive learning environment.

Our Motto

Respect Yourself.  Respect Others.  Take Responsibility for Your Actions.

Portrait of a Graduate

BCD Graduates love school. They are:
  • Engaged - They are active learners, strive to do their best, have high expectations, and have fun.
  • Kind - They care about their community, are responsible, inclusive, and respectful.
  • Resourceful - They innovate, create, and seek connections between what they learn and the world around them.
  • Confident - They know who they are, take risks, persevere, and are unafraid to fail.
  • Empowered - They are academically prepared, technologically savvy, effective communicators, and advocate for themselves and others.
  • Well-rounded - They perform, discover, compete, serve, and enjoy being part of something larger than themselves.
  • Good Citizens – They act with integrity, they are honest, and they are equipped to make ethical choices.


Boulder Country Day School celebrates, honors, and appreciates all forms of diversity in an environment of inclusivity. Individual differences are highly regarded, nurturing the human dignity of each member of our community. Our intentional work to embrace and understand the value of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice affords the freedom for all members of our school community to flourish as unique, confident, compassionate, and ethical individuals. Boulder Country Day does not discriminate against any employee, student, applicant for employment, or applicant for admission on the basis of age, disability, culture, ethnic origin, nationality, race, color, religion, creed, family, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, military service, socioeconomic status or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) authorization
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) approval
  • Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) accreditation. To read more about the importance of ACIS Accreditation - click here!
  • State of Colorado approval
Why does accreditation matter?


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  • I love all the teachers and my friends.

    - BCD Middle School student

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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 their own unique excellence. Distinguished by small class sizes, outstanding faculty, engaging academics 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 knowledge based units.