Reflections from this year’s Senior Externship, a one-day shadowing opportunity that matches every senior with employers and organizations, most of them our own parents and alumni.
The quality of Country Day’s college preparatory program is most evident in our Upper School, as students begin to manage more courses and activities and take more responsibility for the choices they make. With the help of outstanding faculty members, coaches, advisors, and mentors, Country Day Upper School students become excellent writers, researchers, and problem-solvers who are fully prepared to make their way in the world.
New responsibilities and a growing sense of self prepare Upper School students to succeed.
Upper School prepares students for life beyond Country Day through exceptional opportunities to:
- Participate in student government, assist their peers, and serve as role models for younger students.
- Cultivate an appreciation for the arts through classes that include drawing, design, photography, art history, and award-winning music and theater programs.
- Achieve at the highest levels of competition as scholar-athletes representing Country Day.
- Complete college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses that fulfill college requirements and put them ahead as they begin their college careers.
- Study abroad and welcome exchange students from all over the world to the Country Day campus.
- Join student-led organizations that include more than 30 clubs and a wide variety of community service opportunities.
Country Day students reach Upper School prepared for a deeper academic focus. They are supported by a rotating class schedule, which allows daily time with a faculty advisor and participation in service, special interest, and affinity clubs.
Entrepreneurial Studies, a popular new elective, gives students the opportunity to launch their own startups and present their vision to real business investors in a Shark Tank style format.
In preparation for ERBs and other standardized tests, Head of Middle School Warren Sepkowitz shares tips for parents and students.
After teaching at Western Carolina University for several years, Dr. Lott joined the Upper School Science Department in 2017. She shares how Country Day students and facilities compare to the college setting.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a required course in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program that asks students to question and reflect upon the process of acquiring knowledge and how they know what they know. It’s a little bit of theory and a whole lot of fun.