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Who We Are

Welcome to Boulder Country Day School.

Meet our Head of School

For over 30 years Boulder Country Day has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our school - Community, Character, Academic Excellence, and Small Class Sizes - are the keys to our success.

Daily, I feel grateful to be leading this community. Its optimism, shared sense of purpose, and commitment to belonging create a unique environment where children innovate, create, grow, and thrive.
 
The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence, recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines - academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. Should you decide to join our family, I promise you that BCD will provide your child the right combination of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge.
 
I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely, 
John H. Suitor III
Head of School

Head of School Profile

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  • BIO - John Suitor began his independent school career...

    at Foxcroft School, a boarding and day school for girls in Northern Virginia. During his 16 year tenure, he held a variety of different positions within the school, including history and math teacher, technology coordinator, athletic director, director of summer programs, chair of department of history and social sciences, and academic dean/dean of faculty. Following his time at Foxcroft, John served as head of school at Long Trail School, a 6-12 grade day school in southwestern Vermont. While there, he helped Long Trail become Vermont’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) world school. John believes very strongly in professional development and school improvement. To that end, he has served on state and regional independent school association boards or commissions in Virginia, Vermont, New England, and Colorado. A graduate of independent schools, John attended Hebron Academy in Maine. He lives in the Gunbarrel neighborhood of Boulder with his wife Gail and is the father of 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Madison, and Catherine.

Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Board of Trustees


Boulder Country Day, like most independent schools, is governed by a self-selecting Board of Trustees comprised of current parents, past parents, alumni, and community leaders. The Board’s primary role is to hold our school’s mission in trust for future generations of BCD families. In that role, the Board, while working closely with the Head of School and the administrative leadership team develops and reviews broad, long-range, institutional policy, ensures the school’s financial sustainability, plans strategically for the school’s future, and raises funds for annual and capital projects.

Chairman Fade Adesina Nadya Karim-Shaw
Trey Foskett Justin Astley Liana James
Vice Chair Rhett Bennett Matthew Nisbet
Jenny Schmidt Becky Boitnott Keri Shee
Treasurer Amanda Crisel David Wilson
Jay Champion Anna Forkner
Secretary Paul Kirby  
Shelly Cadora    
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 project-based learning.

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