Boulder Country Day School

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About Us


Our mission at Boulder Country Day School is to provide a well-rounded, classical education of academic excellence and character development in a safe environment, inspiring our students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and responsible, globally aware citizens.

Well-RoundedBCD offers students the opportunity to experience a variety of strong curricular programs: core academics, foreign language, art, music, technology, physical education, competitive athletics, experiential/extracurricular offerings and community service.

Classical EducationA BCD education is founded on the belief that students must master core fundamental academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, history, science, fine arts, Latin and foreign language. Students are also taught critical thinking skills by questioning and synthesizing information. All of this is accomplished within a learning environment that embraces innovation and contemporary best practice educational practices.

Academic ExcellenceBCD provides a rich academic program with small class sizes allowing an exceptional faculty to challenge and support each student at his/her individual level. We help all learners reach their fullest academic potential and prepare for future success.

Character DevelopmentIn addition to a challenging academic program, attention is paid to the developmental needs of the students. Key areas of emphasis include but are not limited to communication, self-advocacy, empathy, integrity, conflict resolution, self-confidence, maintaining friendships and decision making.

Safe EnvironmentBCD works diligently to provide both a physically and emotionally safe environment where students can grow, learn and take risks in a supportive community.

Students Inspired to Reach
Their Fullest PotentialBCD students are infused with intellectual curiosity, have a quest for knowledge, are motivated to explore, love a challenge, and are proud of their accomplishments. They reach and exceed the high expectations of our excellent faculty with whom they build strong relationships.

Lifelong LearnersThe foundation provided by a BCD education acts as a springboard for future accomplishments and prepares students to succeed in high school and beyond.

Responsible Global CitizensBCD students are known for their positive attitude, courteous behavior, good judgment, global awareness, and contributions to their communities.


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


Boulder Country Day School is a private, non-profit educational institution offering a preschool through eighth grade education.  Since 1988, Boulder Country Day School has offered the highest possible standard in a classical education that focuses on the development of the whole child.  A class size limited to16 students per homeroom in the elementary and 18 in the middle school and a core-academic curriculum enhanced with art, music, drama, physical education, foreign language and computer instruction provides each student with a well-rounded education.

In 1999, Boulder Country Day School relocated from its original location on a 1¼ acre site at 3800 Kalmia Avenue in Boulder to its current 5.5 acre campus in Twin Lakes Park located just northeast of downtown Boulder in Gunbarrel. The campus includes preschool, elementary, and middle school classroom buildings, and a full size gymnasium with a performance stage, music rooms and pottery lab.  The centrally located administration building houses a library, science lab, art room and a fully networked computer lab.  In October of 1999, the students and parents of Boulder Country Day built a 9,000 square foot playground structure, which was designed by the students of Boulder Country Day School with the help of a playground architect.

In December of 2009, we expanded our Middle School building with the addition of a second floor.  The expansion includes six additional classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab, science deck, 8th grade lounge, and many more improvements.  Several of the first floor classrooms, director's office, activity room and teacher's workroom were enlarged as well.  The building went from 6,251 square feet to a total building size of 14,450 square feet.  In March of 2010, we dedicated and named the building "The Scott Alexander Middle School" in recognition of beloved former Middle School Director, Scott Alexander, who passed away in April, 2010.


Boulder Country Day School is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit recognized by the IRS.