A Country Day Education
Intentionally Preparing Students with Rigor and Balance
From junior kindergarten to our most rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, students explore possibilities, gain skills and knowledge, and prepare to take their place in the world. Our students grow in confidence as they tackle intellectual challenges, accomplish their goals, and begin to understand their own unique interests and capabilities.
Step by step, Country Day students learn how to break large problems into small parts, to conduct research, and to express their ideas. Guided by teachers who expertly move each student toward his or her own highest potential, our students learn to trust curiosity, value knowledge, and push themselves beyond what is easy.
Innovative, Integrated Curriculum
In Lower School, students are immersed in core subjects, as well as foreign languages, PE, technology, and the arts. Each experience grows in challenge from year to year. By the time Middle School students complete the eighth grade, they have the skills and confidence to thrive in Upper School, where they can choose from a wide course catalog.
Dedicated educators work in close collaboration with each other, constantly seeking new ways to integrate curricula and strengthen their students’ experiences. They are profoundly committed to discovering the key to each student’s talents and abilities—and to helping each one grow in character, intellect, and confidence.
Leadership is a cornerstone of the Country Day mission and a quality we live and model every day. Students learn to lead with heart by following the example set by exceptional adult and student leaders—both those they encounter every day and those who have guided the school through decades of success and stability.
Country Day educators, advisors, coaches, students, and parents work together closely and openly to create remarkable outcomes. Our commitment to collaboration, communication, and the exchange of ideas keeps us connected to each other, the broader community, and the world.
The Honor Code is central to the student experience at Country Day. Students sign the code each year and write the Honor Pledge on all graded work. Lying, cheating, and plagiarism are all violations of the Honor Code and in Middle and Upper School result in an Honor Council hearing and disciplinary measures with academic consequences.