School At a Glance: 2014-15
Grades served: JK-12
Student Enrollment: Approximately 1,630 students (including 166 students from 55 countries).
Employees: 319 faculty and staff
Faculty: 193 full-time faculty, 54 percent with advanced degrees. Average faculty tenure of 18 years, 10 at CCDS.
Student/Faculty ratio: average of 10:1
AP Courses Offered: 22
There are more than 600 computers and tablets in curricular use school wide in classrooms, teaching labs, and on mobile carts. Faculty members have laptops furnished by the school. Students and faculty are able to connect to the school's network wirelessly from anywhere on campus. Personal computers and tablets are supported when used on campus.
Community service is an integral part of a Country Day education and plays an important role in shaping the character of our students. Children at every level, from JK to grade 12, give back to the community in hundreds of ways big and small. From collecting books for underprivileged children, to pet therapy with senior citizens, to annually hosting the Special Olympics spring games, our students fully understand that privilege and service go hand in hand.
Country Day offers an exceptionally broad-based international studies curriculum that is integrated across disciplines and grade levels. Since 1992 more than 2,000 students and more than 300 teachers have participated in study abroad programs, and more than 1,100 CCDS families have hosted a foreign student in their home. Learn more about our comprehensive International Studies program.
International Baccalaureate Program
Country Day was the first school in North Carolina to offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma and since 1992 has offered IB courses to juniors and seniors.
The school fields 68 sports teams with an average of 90 percent of our students participating in some form of organized athletics on the Middle School, junior varsity, or varsity level. The full-participation athletic program offers students the opportunity to play on sports teams from grades 7-12.
A broad arts program is offered with courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, dance, and drama. Students participate in more than 70 arts performances and events each year.
Applications to the school are reviewed on the basis of character, intellectual ability, emotional maturity, curiosity, and breadth of interests. The school does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in its admissions program.
Extended Day hours are offered to children in grades JK–8. Before-school and after-school hours are provided.
CCDS offers academic and enrichment programs during the summer, as well as sports camps for ages 4–18.
Junior Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Grades 1–2: 8:00 a.m.–2:50 p.m.
Grades 3–4: 8:00 a.m.–3:05 p.m.
Grades 5–8: 8:00 a.m.–3:10 p.m.
Grades 9–12: 8:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Financial aid awarded in 2013-14: $3.7 million, 16% of student body.
Endowment (as of 6/30/14): $46.2 million
Annual Fund giving (as of 6/30/14): $2.1 million
Parent Participation: 76%
Faculty/Staff Participation: 100%
Board of Trustees: 27
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Southern Association of Independent Schools
Selected Membership: National Association of Independent Schools, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, Cum Laude Society, International Baccalaureate Diploma program.