STUDENT LIFE AT COUNTRY DAY
Country Day World School is a community that emphasizes the importance of the student experience beyond the classroom. Through an emphasis on global and local travel, team sports, experiential student clubs, and freshly prepared meals in the World School Cafe, the whole child is truly nurtured, inspired and prepared. Our goal is that every child in our community will have access to something they love doing—and the skills they need to pursue those passions as
CORE ELEMENTS OF
COUNTRY DAY WORLD SCHOOL
The Four Pillars of Wellbeing
Social emotional learning at Country Day World School is guided by the Contentment Foundation’s Four Pillars of Wellbeing: mindfulness, community, self-curiosity, and contentment and balance. The curriculum developed by Yale University offers research based practices that improve teacher and student wellbeing for infants through adulthood. Through daily practice we work towards whole child physiological and emotional wellbeing.
CDWS Equestrian is located at the on campus stables and offers riding lessons for everyone from the new rider to the experienced showman. As a top rated hunter-jumper show barn, the CDWS Equestrian program provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn responsibility and compassion as bonds between horse and rider are built.
Athletics & After School
After school clubs and sports offered for PreK through 8th grade focus on experiential opportunities that extend classroom learning and allow students to explore interests and passions. Past offerings include Lego Robotics, yoga, naturalist club, Spanish club, cheerleading, barnyard, thespians, ceramics, 3-D art, painting, basketball, soccer and more.
Our 5th-8th grade athletic program fosters teamwork, sportsmanship, dedication, and self-esteem. Competing against 27 local private schools, we offer teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer and flag football for both boys and girls.
Our Upper School curriculum emphasizes students understanding the local and global community through experience. Student travel begins in Lower Elementary with curriculum enhancing cultural experiences. Overnight trips provide community building experiences for grade level cohorts.
These experiences include:
3rd grade overnight at the
5th grade overnight to the
Kennedy Space Center
6th grade overnight to the Everglades
8th grade trip to Washington DC
Middle School students have the opportunity to partake in international travel each spring. These trips allow students and their families to experience the authentic culture and history of their world. Past destinations have included:
World School Cafe
The World School Cafe provides hot and cold entrees prepared from scratch by our team of professional chefs. Students are fueled to learn, create and play with nutritious, whole food options that kids love! We offer fresh fruit and produce, gluten free and vegetarian options daily, all prepared in the nut free kitchen.
Country Day World School offers a locally and nationally recognized summer camp for students ages two through 9th grade. We believe that children should be encouraged to explore their creativity and hone their problem-solving skills from an early age. Our summer camp encourages children to develop these skills in a fun, supportive environment. Whether you’re looking for artistic enrichment, sports challenges, science camps or just plain fun, you’ll find many different camps to make the summer a rewarding one.