Active discovery and a careful cultivation of wonder about the world sets the foundation for Country Day's Lower School students love of learning. Based on the philosophy that young children learn best in a flexible but highly structured setting, the Lower School is designed in multi-grade classrooms, allowing teachers to create student groups according to interests, learning styles, and strengths.
Rigor at Country Day is characterized by the pursuit of ideas. This active pursuit continues in the Middle School with a curriculum that insists on mastery of essential content and skills in the context of solving challenging problems and addressing provocative questions. An equally important part of the middle school experience is service learning, which heightens students' awareness of the needs of others.
Vigorous, intellectual exploration expands in the Upper School as students are guided to hone their skills in making connections in a wider world. An expanded global outlook challenges students to be aware of and to understand other cultures in a deeply meaningful way as part of the School's mission to develop the habit of ethical thinking and moral behavior.
“Country Day does an outstanding job of fostering well-rounded young people.”
-Dr. Robert Maupin, Country Day dad
Academic excellence permeates the Pre-K through Grade 12 experience in a style unique to Country Day with its emphasis on:
Integration of subjects
Sequenced development of independence in learning
Varied teaching methods
Learning applied in service to others
Expansive use of educational technology
Encouragement of individual expression and creativity
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.