A jk through 12 independent school in Charlotte, NC

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The Country Day Parent Experience

Parent Education

At Country Day, we cultivate a community of life-long learners, including parents. Throughout the school year, our parents are invited and encouraged to participate in a wide range of opportunities to foster balance and well-being with their children. In addition to educational workshops and community book discussions led by faculty members, special guest speakers and Country Day’s own faculty and staff experts, speak on timely and relevant parenting topics.

The Parents' Association also sponsors regular grade-level and divisional education meetings to keep parents apprised on such topics as brain research, wellness, or transitioning from one grade to the next. School departments host information on topics like college guidance, NCAA athletics, and cyber safety.

Parent Speaker Series

Rosalind Wiseman

The Parent Speaker Series helps further educate our parents by annually offering opportunities to hear from nationally acclaimed expert guest speakers and authors on various relevant topics. In recent years, we proudly welcomed:

  • Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.
  • Kevin Powell, humanitarian and author
  • Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure
  • Ana Homayoun, nationally renowned author and teen millennial expert
  • Joe Ehrmann, former NFL football star, current minister, and motivational speaker
  • Kevin Breel, mental health activist and stand-up comedian, recognized for his passionate TEDx talk entitled "Confessions of a Depressed Comic."
  • Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
  • Daniel Coyle, renowned journalist and New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code
  • Matt Bellace, author, psychologist, comedian, "Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices"
  • Richard Guerry, expert on digital technology and "digital consciousness"
  • Dr. Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
  • Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of Blessings of a Skinned Knee and Blessings of a B Minus.

Recent Parent Awareness Topics

Digital Citizenship and Navigating the Online World
Different Parenting Styles: Helicopter vs. Lawnmower
Teen Brains and Screens
Anxiety in Children and Mindfulness 
Sleep, Stress, and the Teenage Brain
Navigating the Transition to Middle School
Independence and Decision-Making
Setting Limits and Boundaries with Your New Teen
Early Childhood Literacy
The Social-Emotional Lives of Little Ones
Design and Engineering with our Littlest Learners
Technology and Safety
Fostering Perseverance and a Growth Mindset
Why You Can’t Do Your Child’s Second Grade Math
Expectations for Senior Year

Recent Book Discussions

  • The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, by Jessica Lahey
  • Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood, by Jeffrey Marx
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, by Rosalind Wiseman
  • The Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle
  • Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • That Used to Be Us, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B Minus, by Dr. Wendy Mogel
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

Engaged Families

The Country Day community includes an exceptional network of parents who are an integral part of our school. Parent volunteer groups support our students through the generosity of their time and resources, and they help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising.

Parent-Led Activities/Events at Country Day

Big Saturday

Annual Holiday Breakfast
Back-to-School Lemonade Party
Biennial Auction
Big Saturday Carnival
Fathers’ Coffees
Golf Tournament
Homecoming Cookout
Lower School Family Picnic
POCIS Back-to-School Family Picnic
Spirit Nights
Taste of Country Day
Teachers/Coaches Appreciation activities
Used Textbook Sale


Parent Support Groups

Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association provides fellowship and friendship among Country Day families through hosting school-wide activities and fundraisers. Every Country Day parent is a member of the Parents’ Association. Learn more about the PA.

Boosters Club

The Boosters Club encourages and supports strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day through a variety of fundraising, spirit-promotion, and community-building activities. Learn more about the Boosters.


People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) supports students, faculty, administrators, and parents who believe that diversity and multiculturalism are endemic to quality education for all and contributes to creating an inclusive and affirming institution. Learn more about POCIS.

Friends of the Arts

The Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is dedicated to supporting Country Day’s fine arts program in all divisions by recruiting and inspiring volunteers to help at school exhibitions, concerts, productions, and other arts events. Learn more about FOTA.

"Volunteering our time has strengthened our connection with Country Day and given us better insight into the school as a whole. Through our participation in Big Saturday, the auction, the Parents' Association, and the Boosters Club, we've helped enrich the educational experience for our children and all Country Day students; and we've made some lifelong friends along the way."

Christy and Steve Hall, Country Day parents

Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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