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Parent Community

Country Day educators, advisors, coaches, students, and parents work together closely and openly to create remarkable outcomes.

Every year, hundreds of parents volunteer their time and donate their resources for the benefit of our students and teachers. Through volunteerism, friendships are forged, great work is done, and all aspects of our school community is enhanced. By finding rewarding ways to engage with the school, our parents find their place at Country Day, develop a sense of community, and fuel student talent and passion. The Country Day community includes an exceptional network of parents who are an integral part of our school. Parent volunteer groups support our students through the generosity of their time and resources, and they help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising.

Country Day parent volunteers

We love our Grandfriends!

Grandparents and Special Friends play an important role in the lives of our students and every year we invite them to campus and into our classrooms. Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day fosters a sense of community, celebrates family, and promotes inter-generational connections, making the day special for both children and grandparents.

Parent Education 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. 

Learn about our Parent Education events and resources

Parent Support Groups

Parents' Association (PA) provides fellowship and friendship among families through hosting school-wide activities and fundraisers. Every parent is a member of the PA and there are many opportunities to get involved.

Boosters Club supports interscholastic athletic and physical education programs. Each year parents volunteer their time to support our athletes through a variety of spirit-promotion, fundraising, and community-building activities.

People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) support advancing diversity and inclusion at Country Day. They support our parent and student community, impacting the overall atmosphere through community building, informational meetings, and events. 

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) parent volunteers support our fine arts programming in all divisions to help at school exhibitions, concerts, productions, and other arts events.

International Parents help welcome and integrate international families into the school community. Families with international backgrounds and those with an interest in promoting global engagement and diversity are  welcome. 


Parent support groups that offer volunteer opportunities for both working and non-working parents.


Average number of parents who volunteer--hosting events, working concessions, making costumes--and countless other duties big and small.


Average number of parent education events held annually at all division levels.

Big Saturday Fun!

Sponsored by the Parents' Association, Big Saturday is a special, carnival-like community event and one of Country Day's longest traditions. Every year, hundreds of volunteers come together to make this event memorable and fun--art sale, bake sale, car raffle, talent show, Bucs Cafe, International Food Hall, games, rides, prizes and more!

Angie DrakefordPOCIS Chair and parent volunteer

I am most grateful for the sincere, positive environment at Country Day. It truly feels like family.”

A Glimpse into our Parent Community