Global Mindedness Begins Here
At Country Day, global mindedness is about far more than travel—it's about building bridges to other people and places.
Our curriculum is infused with connection-making opportunities and a deep and varied international travel program, which offers Middle and Upper School students the chance to participate in sister school exchanges and global service, academic, environmental science, and cultural immersion experiences around the world. Country Day is home to families and students who represent a wide range of cultures and nationalities, giving our students an opportunity to connect to a world that becomes smaller every day.
A typical day for a Country Day Middle School student might include learning Spanish from a native speaker, studying science with a teacher who spent time in Iceland on a research grant to explore geology, while sitting next to a peer who recently emigrated from China. That same student meets on a regular basis with the Middle School Model United Nations team to discuss and debate current global political issues while also volunteering at OurBridge, a Charlotte-based nonprofit serving young people from refugee families who are new to the community. In social studies, this student is part of a team that is researching South Africa and interviewing a native of the country for their seventh-grade Global Village Project. Without ever having to use a passport, this student is exposed to our world in rich, purposeful, and transformational ways.