Making An Impact
2015–16 Annual Report
"Seventy-five years ago, our school was founded by visionaries who believed the time was right for a new type of school. They did their research, rallied forward-thinking families, and shaped a new future for many students. While our campus facilities, the ways in which we deliver education, and the diversity of our community have evolved since then, the thread that links us all, from 1941 to 2016, is a commitment to our mission and key values.
For 75 years we have drawn from the strength and determination of people. Committed, caring, and talented teachers have provided an exceptional academic experience for students then, now, and always. They shape our students into leaders, innovators, and problem solvers, who with empathy, compassion, and grit, become alumni who make an impact on our community, country, and world." –Mark Reed, Head of School
Making an Impact on Financial Aid
Creating a Diverse Academic Community
- With today's enrollment of 1,660 students, more than 270 qualified students in need of assistance receive financial aid each year.
- The last four years of graduates receiving financial aid include recipients of Morehead-Cain and Park Scholarships, military academy appointments, and student-athletes playing at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities.
- Students on financial aid contribute to the school in significant ways, including as Honor Council members, Student Government leaders, Scholastic Art winners, award-winning musicians, club officers, team captains, and academic team winners.
Making an Impact on Global Mindedness
A World of Opportunity
Making an Impact on College Choices
Country Day Ready for College
- In addition to three current Morehead-Cain Scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill, Country Day is also represented by a Jefferson Scholar at UVA, a Park Scholar at NC State, a Presidential Scholar at Georgia Tech, and a Robertson Scholar at UNC/Duke.
- 22 members of the Class of 2016 are student-athletes at such fine institutions as Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, MIT, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
- The Class of 2016 earned more than $8.6 million in scholarship offers.
Making an Impact on Technology
Preparing for the Future
- Our strong culture of giving and sound financial management allowed us to roll out our 1:1 technology program without increasing tuition or charging additional fees to parents.
- We are the first area school to be named a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School.
- Upper School students advanced college-level biochemistry research using one of the school's 3D printers, found in each division.