Average Number of Students
1,660 (including 211 students from 65 countries, approx. 13 percent of our student population)
95% (five-year average)
Where Current Families live
28 of Mecklenburg County's 30 ZIP codes, plus Union, Cabarrus, Iredell, Stanly, Gaston, and York counties
AVERAGE STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO
Junior Kindergarten: 8:00 am–1:15 pm
Kindergarten: 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Grades 1–2: 8:00 am–2:50 pm
Grades 3–4: 8:00 am–3:05 pm
Grades 5–8: 8:00 am–3:10 pm
Grades 9–12: 8:00 am–3:15 pm
Country Day offers school day shuttle bus service between its campuses and neighborhoods throughout the city.
Courses for College Credit
Advanced Placement courses offered: 22
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program courses offered: 26
The Class of 2017 was offered $11 million in total scholarship offers based on academic merit, athletic abilities, and special talents. Notable awards for recent graduates include Morehead-Cain Scholar (UNC-Chapel Hill), college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship (Northeastern University), Chancellor's Science Scholar (UNC-Chapel Hill), and National Merit Hispanic Recognition Program. Read our School Profile.
The school fields 72 sports teams, for grades 7–12, 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. We are a North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) division 3A school, and we compete locally in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).
Country Day offers courses in visual arts, choral and instrumental music, dance, and drama. Students participate in more than 70 arts performances and events each year.
After School Program
Our multifaceted After School programs, offered to children in grades JK–8, complement a wide variety of student interests and family needs, helping parents and students manage their busy schedules.
Country Day offers more than 200 academic and enrichment programs during the summer, as well as sports camps for ages 4–18.
We offer travel/study opportunities through sister school exchange programs in eight countries. Our students also participate in a variety of international exchange and language immersion programs.
Tuition Assistance: Financial aid awarded in 2017–18: $4.6 million (17% of student body)
Endowment: $57.5 million (as of 6/30/17)
Annual Giving: $2.25 million (as of 6/30/17)
Hot lunch is served daily in three full-service dining halls.
Green & Gold
Fortitudine Ac Pietate "With Courage and Reverence"
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS & ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS
National Association of Independent Schools
North Carolina Association of Independent Schools
The Cum Laude Society
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
The College Board
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
Tri-M Music Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society