About

Belmont Public School
With a commitment to teaching and learning, the Belmont Public schools strive to nurture the intellectual, social, and personal development of each student and to create a dynamic community of lifelong learners who contribute to the common good and are of service to others.

School and Community Profile
Established in 1865, Belmont High School is located west of Cambridge, within the Boston metropolitan area. The population of Belmont is approximately 26,000. There are four elementary schools, one middle school and one college preparatory high school. The Belmont Public School District has a culturally and ethically diverse student population with an academically competitive curriculum. Belmont High School is ranked amongst the top 100 public schools in the nation. The students here are very high achieving and academically focused.

Extracurricular Activities
A wide variety of extracurricular activities are available to students to enhance social experiences and personal growth. Activities include interscholastic athletics, publications, community service and clubs focused on the arts, science, math, and social awareness.

Enrollment
Grade 9 – Grade 12: 1213 students
Graduation Requirements
English – 4 years
Mathematics – 4 years
Science – 4 years
Social Studies – 3 years
Foreign Language – 2 years
Physical Education – 4 years
Senior Thesis
40 hours of community service

Accreditation
Belmont High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Principal Daniel Richards
Mr. Daniel Richards, a NASSP/ Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year finalist, and Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year, has been a teacher in the Newton Public School District (Newton, MA), English Teacher at the Beijing Jingshan School (Beijing, China) and was an assistant principal and currently the principal of Belmont High School in the Belmont Public School District (Belmont, MA). As a school leader, he has successfully created and implemented professional development focused around 21st century learning and coordinated school and district-wide programs which recognize and celebrates the diversity of all faculty, staff and students. Mr. Richards serves on the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA) Board of Directors, is the National and State Coordinator for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and serves on the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Principals Cabinet. Mr. Richards’ education includes a Masters degree in Education Leadership from Salem State University in Salem, MA and a Masters degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. Previously, Mr. Richards served as a high school business, math and computer teacher and has worked in the private sector.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Principal Richards,

    Belmont High School needs to add and install Cell Phone Repeaters in the BHS Cafeteria and in all of the Hallway Corridors for Enhanced Cell Phone Service with Sprint CDMA/LTE, T-Mobile 4G LTE, Verizon Wireless CDMA/LTE, and AT&T 4G LTE because Cell Phone Service is needed by Students with Special Needs, students and Faculty/Staff as a safety feature at Belmont High School just like in the new Concord Carlisle High School building that was built in 2015 on walden street in Concord, MA 01742

    • Thank you for input on the renovation to Belmont High School. We are still in the very beginning stages of the process and will not be looking at the details you mentioned for another 2-3 years. When the time comes, I will pass along your recommendation to the appropriate contractor/architect/owner’s project manager.
      Sincerely,
      Mr. Richards

  2. Dear Principal Richards,

    I would like belmont high school to provide its privately owned Robust gigabit fiber optic internet service that should provide it’s own gigabit connection performance just like what Hobart William and smith college has in Geneva, New York

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