A truly educated individual and lifelong learner is motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. The philosophy of education at Country Day School integrates current research, technology, and trends with established Montessori doctrine. It supports our Mission as a school and guides the development of our environment, our educational methods, and our curriculum. Country Day School’s preferred modality of student centered learning positions the student as the worker, researcher, and active learner with the teacher as the coach or guide. This results in greater cognitive engagement and long term educational gains. It also provides “ceilingless” opportunity for academic progress based on the strengths of each child. And, while Country Day School embraces Montessori as a superior educational model in achieving these goals, we are committed to being a leader in the use of best practices in teaching methods.
Country Day School is a community where each student is a recognized participant, known to other students, faculty, and staff. Small student-teacher ratios allow for maximum attention to each child’s individual needs. Grouping classes in two to three year age spans encourages student centered, individualized learning, provides teacher continuity, and enhances social & emotional development. In addition to focusing on the potential of the child, we foster an environment where families are encouraged to be involved in the education process and treated as important members of the learning community.