Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Boulder Country Day School provides an exceptional educational experience that broadens students’ understanding of the ever-changing world around them, preparing them to be adaptable, empathetic, and engaged global citizens.

Our Vision

Empowered minds ignite global change.

Our Core Values

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Take care of ourselves and others

    We know that to truly succeed we must feel safe and supported in all aspects of our lives. We prioritize our collective well-being and take responsibility for our actions and the impact they have on others.
  • Explore many paths

    We encourage ourselves to try a variety of experiences, discover new ways to answer old questions, and find our unique passions along our journey of lifelong learning.
  • Meet the challenge

    Education teaches us how to think, not what to think. We lean on our supportive environment to push ourselves to the next level, demonstrating resilience and curiosity when the answers aren’t obvious.
  • Create inclusion and belonging

    Learning from the perspectives of others opens our minds and hearts. We build empathy by showing respect and interest in others’ unique contributions.
  • Be part of something bigger

    As Bulldogs, we show up for one another to create a positive shared experience. Together, we contribute to an interconnected world. 

Portrait of a BCD 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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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.