Head of Lower School Bill Mulcahy shares his own personal insight and practical advice on how to have difficult conversations with your children.
Fosters Lifelong Learning
We strive to enrich the educational and learning experience for our families on timely and relevant parenting topics through workshops, book discussions, and nationally-acclaimed speaker events. In addition, the Parents' Association sponsors on-going grade-level and divisional education meetings to help parents with various developmental stages and challenges that arise when parenting. School divisions and departments also host relevant topic discussions.
Insights and advice about standardized testing from Head of Middle School Warren Sepkowitz.
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Our experienced college counselors answer 12 frequently asked questions about the college admissions process.
New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and young adult expert made an impact when she visited Country Day on November 11, 2022.
Student in grades 3-8 participate in ERB testing. Learn about why students take these assessments, and how the results are used.
In our commitment to fostering a community of lifelong learners, in 2012, the Parent Speaker Series was created to provide opportunities for parents and other members of the school community to learn from distinguished, professional experts to explore today's relevant trends in education and parenting issues. A wide array of topics are discussed, including health and wellness, resilience, digital citizenship, parenting styles, and more. Examples of previous speakers include:
Previous Guest Speakers
- Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult.
- Dr. Tina Bryson, psychotherapist, founder of The Center for Connection, and author of The Power of Showing Up.
- Dr. Christine Carter, author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction and The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less.
- Rachel Simmons, author and educator, presented on "Failing Well: Resilience & Courage"
- Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and blogger of “Raising Digital Natives”
- Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
- Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
- Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure
- Rosalind Wiseman, bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World
- Dr. Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
- Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of Blessings of a Skinned Knee and Blessings of a B Minus