Since our founding in 1941, Country Day has been leading the way in education. Our history—whether seven decades ago or just last year—is chock-full of "firsts." It is also filled with the people who make Country Day so special and who are always looking forward.
In commemorating 75 amazing years, we hope you'll join us in honoring our past, celebrating our present, and sharing in our vision for the future. We want to foster an even deeper sense of community, and we hope you'll be a part of it.
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- Forward Thinking
In the spring of 1940, our founding headmaster, Dr. Thomas Burton, rallied Charlotte leaders around a visionary new concept in education—the independent day school. On September 22, 1941, Country Day opened its doors with 18 students. We've been leading the way in education ever since and have always been a community of leaders and doers, who are continuously looking forward.
- Exceptional Academics
Over the years, Country Day continued to build on its reputation for educational excellence and innovative thinking that introduced new programs and brought many educational "firsts" to Charlotte that continues today.
- Going Beyond Academics
We are proud of our longtime traditions that offer students experiences beyond the classroom in the arts, athletics, and community service.