Athletic Philosophy

Athletic Department Mission

Country Day provides the opportunity for all students to participate in athletics. We are committed to the development of the whole child and strive to build skill, team spirit, self-confidence and a winning attitude in our student athletes.   Most importantly, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring a positive experience for all who participate.

A Word from Our Athletic Director

Country Day’s athletic program provides every student, in Grades 5 – 12, the opportunity to participate on an athletic team. The goal of Country Day Athletics is to provide the opportunity for all students to build self-confidence and team spirit, and develop their potential as individuals and members of a team to the best of their abilities. Our “no-cut” policy allows for students to take part in this athletic experience. We are proud that over 80 percent of our middle and upper school students participate in at least one sport. 
Student participation and quality coaching are the foundation for the success of our athletic teams and program. Country Day has produced 32 state championship teams in ten different sports since 2000.  Peer coaches, at the district, regional, and state levels, have recognized our coaches as “the best.” We have had four student-athletes receive the Gatorade Player of the Year Award for their respective sport, with two being recognized twice. We have had several Country Day graduates that have recently or are currently participating in college athletic programs at: Howard University, Johns Hopkins, Louisiana State University, Loyola University, Rhodes College, Roanoke College, Spring Hill College, Tufts University, Tulane University, University Louisiana-Lafayette, University of New Orleans, University of North Carolina, University of the South, and Williams College.
Country Day offers varsity sports in:
  • Baseball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
  • Football (Boys)
  • Golf (Boys and Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Softball (Girls)
  • Swimming (Boys and Girls)
  • Tennis (Boys and Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys and Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
The future is bright for Country Day Athletics. 
Go Cajuns!
Mike McGuire
Athletic Director

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    Mr. Mike McGuire 

    Athletic Director, US Boys Basketball Head Coach, PE Teacher
    University of New Orleans - BS
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    Mrs. Dana Launey 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Volleyball Coach, Softball Coach, Physical Education
    (504) 849-3102
    Louisiana State University - BA
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Notice of Non-DiscriminationBased on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school-administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed Mike McGuire, Athletic Director (Title IX),, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504),, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504),, 504-849-3106, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.