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Tailored Middle School Experience
Country Day is the only independent school in the region to have a separate campus for Middle School students.
From vocal and instrumental music to single-gender math classes, the curriculum is designed to support students during these transitional years.
Country Day offers bus transportation services to a variety of locations throughout Charlotte. For convenience, we also offer a morning and afternoon shuttle service between both Cannon and Bissell campuses.
We provide service to the following neighborhoods and bus stop locations:
- Myers Park (Westminster Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Christ Church, Little Church)
- Charlotte Country Club
Legacy of Firsts
In 1941, Country Day’s founding headmaster, Dr. Thomas Burton, brought a new concept in education to Charlotte. Considered an original and progressive educator by his peers, Dr. Burton believed passionately in the value of independent day schools, and quickly rallied some of Charlotte’s most prominent leaders around his vision.
For more than 80 years, Country Day has continued to build on our long legacy of firsts among the Charlotte region’s independent schools, introducing groundbreaking programs and progressive ideas.
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
The acorn has a special place in our school seal for an important reason. An acorn only appears on a fully mature oak tree; therefore, it is considered a symbol of the patience needed to attain goals over a long period of time. It represents perseverance and hard work. Just as it takes water, sun, and air for an acorn to grow into a strong tree, it takes the care and commitment of dedicated teachers, coaches, and parents over many years to help our students grow into fine young adults.