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PK-8|Private
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When we moved to Boulder six years ago, we were searching for a school that was similar to our school in California. BCD was the perfect match for all four of our children. They have learned so much from a group of teachers that are caring, smart and innovative. The friendships they have formed will be lifelong. Not only are they friends with their peers, but they are "friends" with just about the whole school, because BCD is a real COMMUNITY. The Head of School is forward-thinking but also values tradition. The Admissions team is thorough in their search for the perfect match between student and school. The education is VERY worth the cost of tuition. There is a Learning Specialist team for support of those who need an advanced curriculum and those who need a little more attention in their everyday work. You don't often find that kind of one-on-one attention in a regular school. Our children are happy to go to BCD every day and they are PROUD to be a Bulldog!

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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We have not seen ANY bullying instances at BCD.


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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John Suitor is an educator but he is also a parent, so he really understands the kids. He is hiring GREAT teachers every year who are smart, caring and innovative.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Respect yourself, Respect others, take responsibility for your actions. They practice this everyday at BCD.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Each teacher at BCD has their own style of teaching which has been excellent for our kids.


Amount of homework: Agree


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Homework is manageable. We have not had a stressful experience with the homework load.



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We've been at this school for 11 years, from preschool through middle school. It gets better and more sophisticated in its approach each year. The Head of School is responsive and forward thinking, while maintaining a healthy respect towards the school's history and classic pedagogical precepts. My children's journey through the school has been as different as they are. But, it has been equally amazing for both. BCD's caring, observant, and responsive teachers, along with its values-driven community have made the school a worthwhile investment in my children's future.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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This school does an exemplary job addressing these issues, going as far as having a nationally known social media expert come speak to the kids and their parents to address social media. Unfortunately, the school is often placed in the untenable situation of having to undo- daily - the source of the bully's issues. The school approaches these issues deftly, first trying to determine who is the bullied versus the bully, and then taking effective, incremental approaches towards resolving the issue, including but not limited to, asking the student to leave the school.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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Unlike the frustrations found in some public schools- where there are often too many students drawing on unsupported staff and limited resources- BCD's limited class sizes, differentiated learning specialists, and continuing education/professional development of its faculty and staff ensure LD students receive the quality, research backed, differentiated education they deserve.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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This school's leaders are exemplary in their ability to focus their vision on the greater good, while operating from a fair and balanced perspective. They are effective leaders, who make well thought out and informed decisions. Such decisive action is required for strong school leadership. Occasionally taking swift and decisive action may upset the few who are held accountable for letting down the school's mission and its community. Yet, it is always done with the greater good and health of the school and its citizens in mind.

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