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Our Mission Statement

Belmont Hill School educates boys in mind, body, and spirit to develop men of good character. Our community encourages and challenges students to discover and pursue passions, seek excellence, and face adversity with resilience. We cultivate critical thinking and creativity, teamwork and competition, hard work and reflection, tradition and innovation. Valuing our differences and working together, we embrace camaraderie, compassion, and service to others. Our school strives to instill in each boy ethical judgment, a sense of common humanity, and a lifelong love of learning.

At A Glance

Location:

350 Prospect Street
Belmont, MA 02478-2662
617-484-4410
www.belmonthill.org

Campus: 17 buildings on 37 acres
Established: 1923

Ronald M. Druker '62 Head of School:

Gregory J. Schneider

B.A. Amherst College
Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education

Enrollment: 453 students from over 80 communities with diverse economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds
Total Faculty:

Male: 51 (63%)
Female: 19 (37%)

Faculty with advanced degrees:

75%

Master's degrees: 44
Doctoral degrees: 6

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Student Counseling: Each student has a faculty advisor.
They also have access to health services and academic support services.
Student Technology Ratio/Availability: 1:1; 100% of classrooms have wireless internet access
Languages Offered: Belmont Hill offers three modern languages: Chinese, French, and Spanish; and two classical languages: Latin and Greek.
Financial Aid: In 2022, Belmont Hill awarded $6 million in financial aid to 26% of our families with the average grant totaling $42,380.
Endowment: 2020-21: $163 million
College Acceptances: 100% of seniors continue on to a four-year college. View our College Counseling Page to see a comprehensive matriculation list.
Approval and Accreditation:

Association of Independent Schools in New England 
International Boys' School Coalition 
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Massachusetts Department of Education
National Association of Independent Schools 
Secondary School Admission Test Board

National Merit Scholarship Honors:

17%
2 Finalists
3 Semifinalists
8 Commended students

Advanced Placement Tests: 67 students in Grade 12 have completed 244 AP Tests, earning 206 scores of 3 or better (84.4%) - May 2022

DIRECTIONS

 

From the North:

Take Route 95 South to Exit 29A (Route 2 East). Take Route 2 East to Exit 133 and turn right on Park Ave.
 

From the South:

Take Route 95 North to Exit 29A (Route 2 East). Take Route 2 East to Exit 133 and turn right on Park Ave.
 

From Boston and points East:

Take Soldiers Field Road to Route 2 West. Take Exit 133 off of Route 2 and turn left on Park Ave.
 

From the West:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 95 North. Take Exit 29A (Route 2 East). Take Route 2 East to Exit 133 and turn right on Park Ave.
 
By Bus:
The campus is a short walk from the bus stop at Park Avenue and Route 2. 
 
Belmont Hill School (350 Prospect Street, Belmont, MA) is at the rotary where Park Avenue, Marsh Street, and Prospect Street intersect.
 
Visitor parking is located in the lot off Marsh Street: take second left beyond the traffic circle, loop around the lower parking lot and proceed to upper parking lot.  Please park in the marked visitor spots.
 

Athletics Game Day Information:

Please remember that if you park on Marsh Street, you must, with the supervision of police on detail, park on the school-side of the road, as close as possible to the woods. There is no parking on Edmunds Way or Evergreen Way. Both of these roads are private ways and police may issue tickets. Also, cars parking on the rotary islands can expect to be ticketed.
 

STRATEGIC VISION

We are pleased to share Belmont Hill School’s Strategic Plan, published in 2018. With the School’s Centennial fast approaching, the Board of Trustees established task forces to examine nine key areas of school life: academics, the arts, athletics, boarding, diversity, faculty and staff, facilities, financial sustainability, and school size and composition.
 
Through the effort of all the task forces over the past two years, the trustees and faculty have affirmed that Belmont Hill is a school in good health, with a clear mission, a devoted board, an engaged faculty, and students, alumni, and parents who share a belief in the mission.

Our Students' Home Communities

Our School Emblem - Sextant

The sextant is an instrument for determining the angle between the horizon and a celestial body such as the sun, the moon, or a star. It is used in celestial navigation to determine latitude and longitude.

Dr. R. Heber Howe, our founding head of school, explained the significance of the sextant and why it was chosen as our emblem during a speech at the closing exercises of Belmont Hill on Friday, June 6, 1924.

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