Academics

Country Day’s educational approach reflects the rigor and accountability of traditional schools fused with the creativity and intellectual flexibility of progressive schools, cultivating students who are not just prepared for college, but for life. Our innovative curriculum teaches students how to think critically, creatively, independently, and to tackle challenges with optimism. As a balanced exploration of the math-sciences, the humanities, and the arts, our academic subjects are not self-contained but connected across disciplines and grade levels.
Lower School | Pre-K - Grade 5 Thought-provoking inquiry begins in Lower School with active discovery to cultivate excitement, wonder, and a love for learning. Students are guided in the development of critical socialization skills, personal accountability, and open communication with peers and teachers, all of which serves as the foundation of our collaborative learning environment.

Middle School | Grades 6 - 8 The middle school curriculum stresses a mastery of essential content and skills through provocative questions and creative problem-solving. Our middle school students continue the tradition of service learning to heighten their awareness of the needs of others in their community. An outdoor education program further develops this awareness and allows them to cooperatively solve challenges with their peers, reinforce their moral compass, and achieve their personal best.

Upper School | Grades 9 - 12 Vigorous intellectual exploration expands in the Upper School. Students hone their skills with our advanced core curriculum and make genuine connections to the world around them. They are challenged to apply what they have learned through student-directed independent study and internship opportunities. Meaningful study of the history of ideas and cultural exposure through study-abroad programs provide an expanded global outlook and help to develop the habit of ethical thinking and moral behavior.
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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.