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    Beaver Country Day School

    Founding year: 1920
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Peter Hutton (Head)
    Number of staff: 0

    Here students will grow and develop, learn who they are, what they want, and how to get it. They thrive discovering the whats, exploring the hows, and challenging the whys with tools and partners that reflect the ever-changing now. Here teachers are mentors, experts, collaborators, and motivators, dedicated to reaching their potential. They are more than instructors – they are the designers of rich learning experiences. Here graduates are knowledgeable, confident, and savvy leaders – ready to collaborate and compete in a world that depends on them to make a difference. At Beaver, we are a community of thinkers and doers.

    Beaver is so much more than a school – we are at the forefront of education. We consistently look beyond tradition and our walls to learn from and partner with the best. Thus, we can present a classic and innovative subject matter in a creative environment that yields real results.

    • Students use state of the art technology in everything they do – not only as a tool for research and discovery but also as platforms for expression, communication, and creativity.
    • We partner with the most outstanding innovators out there to adapt and apply the most effective teaching methodologies. We have partnered with IDEO, an award-winning human-centric design firm, to train all of our teachers on bringing design thinking to the classroom, regardless of the subject. And together with MIT, we are the co-founding partners of the NuVu Studio program, where students receive innovation training provided by MIT scholars, based on the MIT studio model learning.
    • We are an active and welcoming community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni. We learn and grow from each other, enriching our offerings, and providing access to fantastic opportunities. Being a part of the Beaver community is a special honor that is exciting and continually inspiring.
    • Our partnership with the Hiatt Center’s civic engagement program inspires and enables students to create social change. Social justice curriculum and community building opportunities raise awareness of and involvement in social responsibility.

    Beaver Country Day School admits qualified students of any race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, handicap status, national origin, or ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, handicap status, national origin, or ethnicity in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, athletic, or other school-administered programs or policies.

    Beaver strives to expand the nature of school for students and teachers. Deeply committed to individual student success in an actively collaborative environment, our teachers challenge students to:

    • Identify and build upon their strengths.
    • Engage with real-world challenges and questions both within and outside the classroom.
    • Act effectively within a diverse cultural and social framework.

    Schools can do targeted and practical work with students and families of underrepresented populations through a Distributive Leadership Model. At Beaver, our diversity director heads the global history department, teaches upper school English and middle school percussion, greets people at the front desk, coaches field hockey and baseball, advises sophomores and sixth graders, directs the spring musical, leads each division, fosters positive alumni relationships, and interviews prospective students. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential aspects of every position. The director is not a she, a he, or a collective we. Conducive with this “we” approach, Beaver’s director of student engagement helps coordinate and monitor our strategies and support systems for this work.

    Since 1920, Beaver has given students the power to excel in any circumstance. Beaver challenges students to go beyond mastery of content and conventional problem-solving instead;, we prepare students for an undefined era where the New Basics are the cornerstones of professional success and personal development.

    We stretch the mind's capabilities around academic subjects, particularly when they are connected to complex issues. We emphasize writing skills, persuasive communication, and collaboration to teach students to express their ideas effectively.

    Multi-dimensional thinking is the platform for success in today’s complex society. The earlier students learn the sophisticated thinking skills needed to master this complexity, the better. In all disciplines, we teach students to see things from multiple perspectives, identify a range of approaches, and think adaptively and flexibly to conceive robust solutions.

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    Address: Beaver Country Day School, Beaver Drive, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Massachusetts, 02467, United States




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