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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

Parents, teachers, and administrators celebrate the 131 members of the Class of 2017
She joins two other recent Country Day grads in this highly selective merit scholarship program to UNC-Chapel Hill.
Nine seniors collaborate with researchers on a college-level project to research, design, and 3D print dynamic physical models of proteins to help understand how they fold.
In the past eight years, the number of science courses in the Upper School has grown from 12 to 21, and students regularly double up and take an independent study. Upper School Teacher Charles Tuttle developed a structural engineering course at Country Day with preparation for rigorous college programs in mind.
Country Day is the first area school to be named a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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