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Our Program

We are committed to building and sustaining a community diverse in membership in numerous ways. Increasing our racial and ethnic diversity for both students and faculty is a top priority.

Programs and Events

Each year, the school offers events designed specifically to acknowledge and celebrate multicultural awareness. Some of these events include:

  • Diversity Guest Author Series—Developed in 2006, every year we invite an award-winning writer or literary voice whose work introduces our Middle School students and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students to diverse cultural backgrounds. Read more.
  • Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.—Every January, students in each division attend a special assembly that honors the life, legacy, and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition, Lower School students participate in a "living museum" consisting of special activities and Middle School students plan and present readings and reflections at an annual breakfast attended by family members. Read more.
  • Middle School Assembly Speakers—Head of Middle School Warren Sepkowitz invites members of the Country Day community, including parents and faculty/staff, to serve as guest speakers and share their stories, experiences, and perspectives on issues of inclusion, similarity, and difference.
  • POCIS-Sponsored Events—include an annual cookout for all students, parents, and faculty and staff to kickoff the school year and celebrate multicultural awareness at Country Day, a Lower School Dance, and an Upper School Senior Showcase to honor graduating seniors of POCIS families and students who support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more.

  • Alumni Diversity Awareness Forum (DAF) Luncheon—Held annually and in collaboration between the Office of Diversity Planning and Alumni Relations, this event invites college-aged alumni diversity leaders to return to campus and share their experiences with current students who participate in DAF groups. 

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We proudly partner with four organizations to help identify talented students and faculty of color. These include:

  • A Better Chance (ABC)—Since 1987, we have enrolled 46 students of color through the ABC partnership.
  • Sugar Creek Charter School (SCCS)—We have enrolled 24 Upper School students since the partnership began in 2013.
  • GenOne—Since 2019, we have welcomed six students to Country Day.
  • Hearst Teaching Fellowship—Since 1994, we have welcomed 26 Davidson Hearst Teaching Fellows, several of whom become full-time faculty members. 

Affinity Groups

Lower School
Students of Color Affinity Group (grades 1–4)

Middle School

  • African American Affinity Group
  • MOSAIC (Mutual Respect, Open-Mindedness, Self-Respect, Attitude, Individuality, and Community) Club 
  • Multiracial Affinity Group (biracial identity)
  • South Asian Affinity Group (SAAG)

Upper School

  • Amig@s
  • Asian Affinity Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Interfaith Club
  • International Club
  • Multi (multiracial affinity group)
  • Promoting Respect Inclusion and Safety for Sexual Minorities (PRISSM)
  • Super Women’s Affinity Group (SWAG)