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A JK THROUGH 12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC

1941

Are You

Ready?

To Discover.

Discovering a passion for science

Drew '18

Drew and Dr. Rabinovich at UNC-Charlotte share their experience in the Upper School Science Outreach Program at Country Day. Through this program, Country Day helps students find and secure summer internships in university laboratory settings.
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To Serve.

Serving for the greater good

Dylan '19

Upper School student Dylan explains how he's making an impact with the Charlotte Refugee Center.
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To Lead.

Leading at Country Day

Avery '25

Meet Avery, a fourth-grader who talks about community, leadership, and the importance of believing in yourself.
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To Explore.

Exploring foreign relations

Sarah '21

Sarah shares a glimpse into the Model United Nations and Paths to Peace experience at Country Day.
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To Thrive.

Thriving

Laura '21

Club/Varsity Soccer
One-Act and Musical
El Foro Hispano Club, president
Student Diversity Leadership Corps
International Thespian Society

 

“I wanted a change from ‘What am I going to do for myself this summer?’ to ‘What can I give to others this summer?’” Laura '21 recalls. "As a former student at Collinswood Language Academy, whose extended family lives in Colombia, Laura decided to put her stellar bilingual skills into action and create a one-week camp experience for underserved rising first graders.

Laura presented her proposal to offer a camp at Country Day called Aprende Jugando (Learn Through Play) where Hispanic children would be exposed to English and math in a fun and active environment. "Summer learning loss is real, especially bilingual learning loss, so it’s really crucial to help kids get the structure that they need in the summertime because reinforcement does not always happen at home,” says Laura.

After camp directors approved her proposal, Laura worked with  Collinswood’s magnet program coordinator to create a camp application and to brainstorm potential campers. “Country Day was wonderful because they offered us a bus so that the Aprende Jugando campers could be transported from Collinswood to Country Day. The Lower School also donated lots of books so that each of our nine campers could take home 10 books each.”

Laura formulated lesson plans that would help improve her campers’ English skills, and bought the snacks and the supplies that they would need. She also scoured YouTube to research activities to do with kids at camp. By the end of the week, parents and campers alike were presenting Laura with flowers, cards, and text messages conveying their deep appreciation for a job well done. 

Being Latina, I want to help this community because I have a voice. I feel like being bilingual is a gift that allows me to interact on a different level with so many different kinds of people, and I want others in our community to have that experience too.

Country Day

Ready.

A Strong Forward-Thinking Institution

Country Day Regional Firsts

Founded in 1941, Country Day’s long legacy of firsts among the Charlotte region’s independent schools includes groundbreaking programs and progressive ideas.

First

Independent School

First & Only

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

First

Full-time assistant teachers in every Lower School classroom

First

High school Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program

First

Office of Diversity Planning

First

Sports medicine services for student-athletes

First

Biomedical ethics and organic chemistry classes

First

Comprehensive International Studies Program

First

Summer Science Outreach Program

Exceptional Academic Results

Proven Track Record

When the time comes to graduate, our seniors possess the skills they need to succeed in college and ultimately, in life. Country Day graduates include scholars, athletes, and artists who continue their academic careers at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.

Country Day Graduating Classes

are offered nearly

in scholarships annually (based on averages from recent graduating classes)

Five Country Day Students

have been awarded

The Morehead Cain

merit scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill 29 times, covering 100% of college costs

Country Day Alumni Artists

have received honors at

Sundance Film Festival

the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Emmy Awards.

Country Day Scholar-Athletes

go on to play & study at

Johns Hopkins • Stanford • Princeton
the U.S. Naval Academy • MIT

and many other distinguished universities across the country

Country Day Students

take more than

400

Advanced Placement (AP) exams each year, with 90% earning college credit

Country Day Seniors

receive merit scholarships to

UVA • Vanderbilt • Georgia Tech
N.C. State • Duke • UNC-Chapel Hill

and other top universities throughout the country

Going Beyond Academics

Preparing Students for Life

At Country Day, academic rigor is balanced by community service and athletic, artistic, and extracurricular endeavors. As partners in our students' success, our goal is to shape confident, healthy, well-rounded adults who are comfortable and successful in diverse settings—individuals of honor, integrity, and purpose who are ready to make significant contributions to society.

45

Cultures

are represented at Country Day

90%

of Students

participate in athletics

19

State Championships

in the last 5 years

  • Country Day Fields
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance Team
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

72

Teams

in

26

Sports

Country Day

OFFERS

25

After school
enrichment programs

23

Community partnerships
and ongoing service projects

200

Summer camps and programs

15

Drama productions
per year

61

Student clubs

15

International travel experiences starting in Middle School