We use cookies to improve your online experience. To learn more please refer to ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see ourPersonal Information Collection Statement.

  • Welcome to Country Day School

    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

    Boys reading

  • Encouraging Development in a Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage growth, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first

    Girl reading

  • Inspiring Every Child

    We attract talented, experienced and world class faculty and staff

    Student looking at book with teacher

  • Encouraging Success

    Students are part of a global learning community that includes peers and teachers from around the world.

    Girls in art class

  • The Panthers Teams

    We promote team effort, dedication and pride to achieve focused goals

    Girls playing football

  • Inspiring Creativity

    We inspire and celebrate the arts as a channel for growth and education

    CDS Country Day

  • Keep Informed

    Check our news, blogs, calendars and communications

    Outdoor area

  • Join Our CDS Family

    It will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to our campus


  • Request More Information

    Contact us now and visit our beautiful campus

    Outdoor area

Laura Fernández

Laura Fernández - Country Day School

Third Grade Teacher

Hi!  I am Laura Fernandez, a career educator from Costa Rica. I am passionate about promoting children's natural curiosity to learn and explore in a safe environment where respect and kindness prevail. Some of my earliest and happiest memories were in the CDS elementary classrooms that I attended myself, and where I learned the skills I focus on today in my classroom.  I aim to continue these types of great interactions while teaching foundational skills to my young students. 

I graduated with honors from Edgewood College in Wisconsin with a degree in International Relations and Economics.   I later decided to pursue a Master's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at Depaul University in Chicago.

I continued my career at a Dual Language public school in Chicago for two years teaching 2nd grade in both English and Spanish. After ten years in the United States, it was time to bring my teaching experience and passion back home to Costa Rica and return to where it all started at my first choice school, Country Day. I am now starting my 14th year at CDS as an elementary teacher. Besides being a classroom teacher, I have been a member of the Math Leadership Team, led the Student Council, and hosted student-teachers in my classroom.  I also have led a S.T.E.A.M and S.T.E.A.Mettes  after school club and am currently working on my certification in Inclusive Leadership. I am a mother of two young boys that take full advantage of what Country Day School offers and I strive to be proactive in the school community.