Boulder Country Day nurtures a safe
, inclusive, and welcoming community in which we develop our students’ character
and inspire them to become responsible, globally aware citizens. We believe diverse communities are stronger communities, and our families come to us from Boulder, across the country, and around the world, bringing a wide variety of life experiences to our campus and our classrooms.
These experiences and perspectives enrich class discussions, group work, subject area studies, and grade level projects, and, taken together, they make us more effective learners, more productive problem solvers, and more inventive creators. We value different thinking, and research tells us that groups with different thinking produce better thinking.
Our community values are born from our school motto – Respect yourself. Respect others. Take responsibility for your actions. – and we teach them intentionally on a daily basis. Our character education
curriculum begins in preschool
where we help our students develop a sense of “I am” and “I can,” and continues through middle school
where our grade level themes of self (6th grade), self with others (7th grade), and my place in this world (8th grade) help students develop a sense of where they come from, who they are, and who they want to be.
We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining outstanding educators
in support of these goals. First and foremost, our teachers love children. They are experts in their fields who come to Boulder Country Day from across the United States and around the world because they believe children are our future and they want to work in a school environment where children are known and valued. Furthermore, we support our teachers with a generous professional development program, helping them continue their education, stay abreast of best practice methodologies, and create innovative curriculum to serve our students’ needs.