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2019

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  • November

    Book Fair and Holiday Boutique

    Visit www.mpcds.com/pa to learn more about the Book Fair and Holiday Boutique!
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  • Senior-Kindie Buddies

    Building Relationships with our Families

    Ninnette Varisco, Metairie Park Country Day School Teacher and DEI Coordinator
    My 30th school year began with a visit from a former student. I had taught her many years ago, and this year I would have the privilege of teaching her child. Although she is now an adult with several degrees behind her name, I remember her well as a young child. She was incredibly creative and was one of those children who was always inventing something. In one of my treasure boxes, I still have artwork from her that was mailed to me in envelopes that she carefully crafted out of pages from a magazine. How she was able to fold it just right so that her preferred images were in just the right place? I’ll never know. But as the recipient, I was struck by this little person whose brain worked in such fascinating ways.
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  • October

    Into the Woods: The Value of Outdoors in Education

    Middle School Principal Paul Frantz
    When we think of teaching and learning, perhaps we conjure up images of a classroom filled with desks and whiteboards, where the teacher lectures from the front of a class filled with students dutifully listening and taking notes.
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  • INTO THE WOODS: The Value of Outdoors in Education

    Middle School Principal Paul Frantz

    When we think of teaching and learning, perhaps we conjure up images of a classroom filled with desks and whiteboards, where the teacher lectures from the front of a class filled with students dutifully listening and taking notes. While much of what we learn comes from the traditional “bricks and mortar” construct, we know there is much more to effective teaching and learning. We know that effective student learning involves student engagement through curiosity and exploration, relevant hands-on and collaborative projects.

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  • July

    Come Inside! Attend an Open House event.

    What will a Country Day education mean for your child? Learn more at https://www.mpcds.com/admission/discover-country-day.
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  • May

    Shinwoo Kim named Presidential Scholar

    Shinwoo Kim 2019 was recognized as a member of the 55th Class of U.S. Presidential Scholars! Shinwoo is one of 161 students chosen in the United States and 1 of 2 in Louisiana for her broad academic achievements, leadership, personal characteristics, and talents in various fields. Congratulations, Shinwoo! 
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  • Country Day is a Louisiana Green School!

    Country Day's Elizabeth Lewis and Dom Graves entered the Louisiana Green School's yearly competition where schools are encouraged to undertake a green project "to make their school and/or communities a healthier place to live, learn, and grow." Country Day won first place for our beautiful butterfly garden, Monarch Bay at Country Day, and for the aquaponics lab. "These projects raise awareness of environmental stewardship, reduce waste, energy and/or water use, and create healthier spaces." Congratulations Dr. Lewis, Mr. Graves, Mrs. Odem, and students for all your hard work.
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  • February

    Love is...

    Check out our students' poems shared via The Bright Podcast! Click here!
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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.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national, or ethnic origin.