|Whether you come often to this website or are encountering us for the first time, we welcome you. As you peruse our site, I hope you will catch a glimpse not only of the school of excellence and character you would expect, but also of the special kind of energetic, joyful learning in community that gives Country Day its distinct advantage in challenging and engaging students. |
Ours is a culture rich in tradition, offering expanded educational opportunities for young people for more than eighty-two years. At Country Day, we understand that children learn best in an environment that is both academically demanding and appropriately supportive, so we have carefully created a rigorous academic program in the context of a committed and caring community. We encourage independence, foster critical thinking, and train our students to open their minds to limitless possibilities.
If you have caught a glimpse of the special character of Metairie Park Country Day School from viewing our Website, imagine how much you will see when you come to our campus. We welcome your interest in our school as we strive to prepare graduates who greet the world with greater knowledge, curiosity, excitement, humor and energy because of their time here with us.
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The School's mission is to prepare its students to excel in higher education and to succeed in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse world. Country Day's cooperative learning environment encourages individual achievement, and fosters critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and a love of learning for its own sake.
The School and the family share responsibility for the development of students' personal, moral, and ethical values. Within this school community, students develop an appreciation and respect for the feelings, perspectives, and needs of others, and a sense of responsibility to communities beyond Country Day. Students learn to be flexible, to be adaptable, and to face the challenges of life with a sense of humor, with optimism, and with confidence.