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  • Welcome to Country Day School

    An American School serving an international population of Global Citizens

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  • Encouraging Development in a Safe Environment

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

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    We attract talented, experienced and world class faculty and staff

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  • Encouraging Success

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

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

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  • Inspiring Creativity

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

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About Country Day School

At Country Day School (CDS) we work purposefully and collaboratively to inspire and promote learning and achievement for all students, Pre-K – Grade 12. 

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With our students firmly at the heart of our learning intentions, we endeavor to nurture and support their overall growth and development. Working together as a learning community--students, parents, teachers, and educational leaders--we prepare our learners for an ever-changing future.

The CDS learning experience is designed as a continuous journey of self-development from Early Childhood to High School graduation. Students engage in a coherent curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, focused on learning, and preparatory for a world beyond school. Through the application of transferable skillsets, students have the opportunity to explore a broad range of disciplines from a variety of perspectives. 

Students leave CDS to continue their learning at colleges and universities throughout the world. Taking with them the skills, values, and perspectives that have been threaded throughout their learning experience, students enter higher education prepared to be active participants in their new communities and the world. 

Today, with high expectations for engaged learning and a culture where students seek personal excellence in every pursuit, CDS helps each community member become responsible citizens for their communities and the world.

As CDS continues it's over 58-year journey, we value each decade and each learner whose personal story betters our own. With 750 students, over 200 faculty and staff, countless parents contributing daily to the school's legacy and the world around us, we can only be encouraged, humbled, and motivated to keep learning together for the sake of our students' borderless future.


The mission of CDS is complemented by the CDS Educational Development Association, the non-profit arm of the school which funds scholarships for local students, encourages student community service opportunities, and supports continuing education for local teachers.