Parent Experience

The Country Day community includes an exceptional network of parents who are an integral part of our school. They support our students through the generosity of their time and resources, and help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising. In addition, we believe in cultivating a community of life-long learners, including parents.

Parent Education

We continually provide educational opportunities for our families on timely and relevant parenting topics through workshops, book discussions, and nationally-acclaimed speaker events. In addition, the Parents' Association sponsors on-going grade-level and divisional education meetings to help parents with various developmental stages and challenges that arise when parenting, and school divisions and departments also host relevant topic discussions. Learn more.


Every year, hundreds of parent volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time for the benefit of our students and teachers. The impact of our volunteers’ contributions is immeasurable and greatly appreciated. There are many opportunities to volunteer and get involved at Country Day for both working and non-working parents.

Parent Support Groups

Parent support groups allow parents to connect with our school community in a variety of ways and support our students through the generosity of their time and resources.

Parent-Led Activities/Events at Country Day 

Annual Holiday Breakfast
Back-to-School Meet and Greet
Biennial Auction
Big Saturday Carnival and Car Raffle
Lower School Halloween Parade
Before the Bell Coffees
Parent Education Coffees and Lunches
Fine Arts Open House
Golf Tournament
Homecoming Cookout
All School Family Picnic
POCIS Back-to-School Family Picnic
Spirit Nights
Teachers/Coaches Appreciation activities
Used Textbook Sale


Volunteers connect with all members of the Country Day community to encourage broad-based support for the school’s top giving priority—the Country Day Fund. Through their leadership, ideas, and personal outreach efforts, Country Day Fund volunteers help to ensure the success of each campaign in fulfilling the school’s annual budgetary needs. Learn more about volunteering for the Country Day Fund.

Recent Parent Education 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