Student Life

“It is difficult to convey the enormity of Country Day’s effect on my life.”

- Larry H. Strasburger, M.D., Class of 1953
Country Day’s Lower, Middle and Upper Schools combine to create a vibrant, supportive community with strong academics and rich offerings in the arts and athletics. A school like Country Day expects students to be involved in a number of different activities across a variety of areas: our football players participate in the fall drama production and compete for the Science Olympiad team, our photographers sing in the Small Vocal Ensemble and play baseball, and our Student Senate representatives play in the Jazz Band. A perfect example of a project that transcends boundaries is the Hour of Code.

There is no way to describe a “typical” Country Day student, except to say that our students usually pursue a broad range of extracurricular activities while they are here. Country Day students work hard both in the classroom and beyond it to prepare themselves for a diverse, constantly changing world. Take a look through the activities going on at our school and the unique way we approach learning.



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

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), mike_mcguire@mpcds.com, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504), jen_sciortino@mpcds.com, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504), bonnie_lagraize@mpcds.com, 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.