The Country Day curriculum is a balanced exploration of the math-sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Stimulating, thought-provoking inquiry is not reserved for older students at Country Day. It begins, rather, in Lower School with teaching that is based on active discovery and a careful cultivation of excitement and wonder in learning about the world.
Rigor at Country Day is characterized by the pursuit of ideas. This active pursuit continues in the Middle School with a curriculum that insists on mastery of essential content and skills in the context of solving challenging problems and addressing provocative questions. Service learning heightens students' awareness of the needs of others.
Vigorous, intellectual exploration expands in the Upper School as students are guided to hone their skills in making connections in a wider world. An expanded global outlook challenges students to be aware of and to understand other cultures in a deeply meaningful way as part of the School's mission to develop the habit of ethical thinking and moral behavior.
Academic excellence permeates the PreK through 12 experience in a style unique to Country Day with its emphasis on:
- Individual achievement
- Cooperative learning
- Experiential learning
- Integration of subjects
- Sequenced development of independence in learning
- Varied teaching methods
- Learning applied in service to others
- Expansive use of educational technology
- Encouragement of individual expression and creativity
- Challenge at all levels