Country Day at a Glance

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  • Academics

    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.
  • Athletics

    All students with an interest in athletics are encouraged to participate in one of nineteen sports or to join one of fifty middle, junior varsity, or varsity level teams, more than most Class 2A High Schools in Louisiana. Our “no cut” policy encourages all students to take a chance on the field, and we are pleased that eighty-five percent of upper school students chose to participate in at least one sport.
  • The Arts

    Visual Art  l  Visual art courses at Country Day involve students in a wealth of visually stimulating experiences and afford frequent opportunities for creative problem solving as well as fine-tuning sound technical skills, fine motor skills, and art vocabulary. Students can select courses from an extensive list of electives, including AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and Honors Art. 

    Music  l  Introduction to music begins in Lower School with simple rhythms, unison playing, and finger agility. In an effort to cultivate a love for music, students are encouraged to join Beginning Strings, Lower School Orchestra, and Lower School Band. By Middle School, students may apply any of the music courses to their fine art requirements such as Orchestra, Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chorale, and Advanced Chorale. Music provides opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction in cooperative effort. 

    Drama  l  In drama classes, the Viola Spolin method is used as a basis for theater training for both comedy and drama. Students learn improvisation and present various scenes to classmates for discussion and critique. Middle and upper school annual productions in Weinmann Auditorium include works of Shakespeare in the fall and a musical in the spring. We support students who pursue acting, music, and art at NOCAA and beyond Country Day, with reasonable accommodations to allow for rehearsals and performances off campus.
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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.