Faculty member Robert Booker takes over as headmaster
when Mr. Stapleton leaves.
Country Day only fields two boys' teams, football
and basketball, with no teams for girls. Boys' softball is
added in 1952.
Country Day announces plans to offer financial aid
to at least 20% of its students.
The school, which now goes through grade eight,
fields its first girls' basketball team. There are now 126
students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade.
The first Christmas Breakfast, now called the
Holiday Breakfast, is held. The school hosts the event, and
a full meal is served to the entire CCDS community.
David Howe becomes headmaster, a post he will fill
for 14 years.
French is added to the CCDS curriculum from
preschool through grade nine.
The entire faculty consists of just 17 teachers
and staff. Among Mr. Howe's accomplishments is building the
faculty from 12 in 1955 to 52 in 1969 and increasing enrollment
from 150 students in 1955 to 550 in 1969.
After a gift of 30 acres of land on Carmel
Road donated by Angelia and James J. Harris, and with $480,000 of a $700,000 capital fund drive already raised the school's two governing boards approve the construction of a new campus to house the school. Construction begins immediately.