Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders, Thinkers, and Doers
Educating students today is considerably different that it was at the time of our school's founding in 1941. For more than 75 years, Country Day has been dedicated to excellence in education and continuous improvement. That tradition continues as we live out our strategic visions to make every student Country Day Ready to lead, think, and do.
The formal process of strategic planning helps us to define our shared goals, determine actions to achieve those goals, mobilize resources to successfully implement them, and holds us accountable to assessing our progress. As a community, we remain committed—from one generation to the next—to make our graduates Country Day Ready to lead, think, and do.
Four Shared Visions
Our four shared visions ensure that embedded within the curriculum and core academic programming our students are also learning necessary skills like critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, resiliency, initiative, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to access and analyze information. Through programs and technology, we expand the classroom beyond our campus, and we are committed to fully supporting innovative and creative academic programming through the enhancement of campus facilities.
- Maintain the highest standards of academic rigor through teachers who are well-prepared and well-equipped to support students and challenge them to achieve their very best.
- Inspire the development of critical thinking, resiliency, and problem-solving skills through academics, the arts, and athletics.
- Use technology, experiential learning, and collaboration to foster innovation and creativity both within and beyond classroom walls.
- Attract and enroll a student body that is multicultural in scope and innovative in spirit.
- Create experiences and opportunities that lead to cultural awareness and encourage relationships across cultural lines.
- Facilitate opportunities for students and faculty to engage in and comprehend the wider world.
- Support a culture of excellence through regular evaluation of all school programs.
- Cultivate a community that is shaped by genuine respect for individual differences and that values inclusivity, equity, and compassion.
- Promote the fundamental importance of health and well-being in a balanced, fulfilling life.
- Foster a climate where all members of the community can safely learn and grow.
- Instill a lifelong desire in each student to contribute to the greater good, both locally and globally.
- Encourage service and leadership by example.
- Recruit, retain, develop, and support a diverse faculty and staff who are passionately committed to creating meaningful learning experiences for each student.
- Provide faculty and staff opportunities and resources to fully support their professional development and education.
- Maintain a competitive compensation package for faculty and staff.
- Ensure financial sustainability through prudent fiscal management.
- Inspire charitable giving that supports competitive faculty salaries and minimal tuition increases.
- Strengthen community and programs through investment in thoughtfully designed, environmentally responsible facilities.