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Upper School

Ninth–Twelfth Grade

Upper School Students

The quality of Country Day’s college preparatory program is most evident in our Upper School, as students begin to manage more courses and activities and take more responsibility for the choices they make. With the help of outstanding faculty members, coaches, advisors, and mentors, Country Day Upper School students become excellent writers, researchers, and problem-solvers who are fully prepared to make their way in the world.

New responsibilities and a growing sense of self prepare Upper School students to succeed.

Upper School prepares students for life beyond Country Day through exceptional opportunities to:

  • Participate in student government, assist their peers, and serve as role models for younger students.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for the arts through classes that include drawing, design, photography, art history, and award-winning music and theater programs.
  • Achieve at the highest levels of competition as scholar-athletes representing Country Day.
  • Complete college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses that fulfill college requirements and put them ahead as they begin their college careers.
  • Study abroad and welcome exchange students from all over the world to the Country Day campus.
  • Join student-led organizations that include more than 30 clubs and a wide variety of community service opportunities.


Integrated Curriculum

Country Day students reach Upper School prepared for a deeper academic focus. They are supported by a rotating class schedule, which allows daily time with a faculty advisor and participation in service, special interest, and affinity clubs. 

More about our Upper School Curriculum

Extraordinary Opportunities

Sammy is the fifth Country Day senior in six years to receive this highly selective merit scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill.
On March 22, Colonel Shane Kimbrough, who commanded Expedition 50 on the International Space Station between October 2016 and April 2017, visited Country Day for a full day of assemblies and discussions with students and teachers.
Last week's seventh annual Upper School Science Symposium showcased the work of 19 Upper School students who took part in hands-on summer science research and science programs.
Congratulations to our students who scored in the 97th percentile or higher nationally on the PSAT.
Laurie Goldman Smithwick '87, our special guest speaker at Senior Convocation, shared five lessons for life with the Class of 2018 to make the most of their senior year and prepare themselves for all the possibilities that await them next year.
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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