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Welcome to Country Day!

We introduce young people to the world of ideas. We encourage them to be curious. We show them how to build on their inherent strengths and how to overcome the things they find difficult.

In short, we make our students ready. Ready to tackle complex challenges. Ready to lead with heart. Ready to succeed in a world none of us can even yet imagine.

Come see what Country Day Ready can mean for you.

Lower School Academics

Admissions Process

Review our step-by-step process, including important dates and deadlines.

Investing in the Future

Learn about affording the best in education.

Explore Our Campus

Our students benefit from two campuses. Schedule a visit and explore our interactive maps.

Meet Our Team

We look forward to meeting you and walking you through the admissions process.

Nancy EhringhausDirector of Admissions

Finding just the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. We are delighted to help you as you begin learning more about our school."

At our independent school in Charlotte, NC, you will discover:

  • Our students have the opportunity to develop passions, build on strengths, explore interests, and develop lifelong relationships in an environment that embraces each individual child.
  • Our exceptional faculty, coaches, and administrators partner with parents to celebrate, challenge, encourage, and guide children so they are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for the world of college and beyond.
  • On two beautiful campuses, your child will appreciate the outdoors whether on a playing field, researching water quality in a nearby creek, writing poetry, or picking vegetables from our organic garden.


five-year reenrollment average


students enrolled


of our student body receives financial aid; 356 students receive $8.6 million in financial assistance.


students have parents whose cultural heritage represents 63 different countries of origin


of enrollment comprises students of color


of Mecklenburg County’s 30 ZIP codes, plus Union, Cabarrus, Iredell, Stanly, Gaston, and York counties are where our families live