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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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  • The Panthers Teams

    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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Student Health & Wellbeing

Our Health and Safety Committee, made up of administrators and teachers, works hard to keep your child safe at school, regularly updating safety procedures and training staff members to follow these procedures daily.

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Safety Procedures at our School

  • All visitors must be admitted through the main entrance to enter the school building. Visitors are required to check in with the Main Gate, sign in and wear a visitors' badge at all times while in the school.
  • All doors to the school remain locked throughout the school day. Each door is monitored by a security camera and office personnel. 
  • Pick-up procedures are driven by our parents. Any changes to pick-up plans for a student must be reported to the Main Office by a parent or guardian. Any student dropped off late or picked up early must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • The Health and Safety Committee is made up of administrators, teaching staff and facilities workers. Safety and security procedures and protocols are reviewed and revised frequently, and regular safety drills are held throughout the school year.
  • Safety continues even when students are out of the school building. Parents are always informed of field trips and off-campus outings in advance, and must provide permission for students to attend. Staff members accompanying students off campus are required to bring a first aid kit and important student medications.
  • All teachers, staff and volunteers receive background checks before working with students and receive first aid training to handle minor bumps and bruises in their classrooms and on the playground.

 
Student health and wellbeing is of paramount importance at our school. Our teachers know each student personally, and are trained to understand and observe this aspect of a child's development and to intervene if required.

Student Health

Our school staffs a fulltime nurse who works actively with parents to understand the individual medical needs of each child, and to ensure your child receives the best health care during the school day.

Reporting Absence

Our teachers and office staff work together to keep close track of student attendance each day. Parents must contact the office before school to notify teachers of any absences, and must sign students in and out of school if arriving late or leaving early.

Child Protection Policy

In congruence with our Mission Statement, CDS ensures a safe and nurturing environment for all children that fosters the learning and development of the whole-child. This includes practices and policies which protect the individual rights of each student.


Schools fill a special institutional role in society as protectors of children. As such, all children in their care are afforded a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop, both at school and away. Educators, having the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time, are in a unique position to identify children who may be in need of help and protection. For this reason, educators have a professional and ethical commitment to identify children who may be in need of assistance and safeguarding, and obligated to take the necessary steps to ensure that the child and family avail themselves of the services needed to remedy any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect.