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Our independent school offers students and their families an unsurpassed opportunity to prepare for the future—an opportunity grounded in the strength of tradition and shaped by generations of visionary leaders. Here, you’ll find a profound commitment to lifelong learning, hands-on experiences, individualized attention, and a caring, inclusive community. 

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.

Bus Transportation

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.

Bus Locations

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

Historical school bus

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


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

Acorn Icon

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.