Why Country Day?
What Can a Country Day Education Do for Your Child?
Our small class sizes allow our school to combine high standards with individual attention. We couple our academic program with a commitment to cultivating time-tested character traits like respect, kindness, and curiosity. As a result, our graduates are prepared to thrive academically and socially in the best area high schools and beyond.
A Higher Academic Standard/Small Class Sizes
A major benefit of an Evergreen Country Day School Education is that your child will be challenged by higher academic standards. Our small class sizes and vigorous academic program make this possible. Teachers are able to get to know their students on an individual basis and instruction is differentiated to provide appropriate challenge and to appeal to multiple learning modalities. Whereas in a larger class they might feel inhibited, small class sizes encourage students to actively participate in the learning process. At Country Day, students are active partners in learning, not passive bystanders.
Emphasis Placed on Learning 21st Century Skills
While content acquisition remains a priority at Country Day, emphasis is also placed on cultivating skills necessary to thrive in the 21st Century. Country Day students engage in learning activities that facilitate collaboration in small groups, public speaking, creativity, and critical thinking. Student initiated projects also help develop these skills. As a result, students thrive as engaged and empowered learners.
Students Make Global Connections/Community Service
At Evergreen Country Day School, we embrace how important it is for students to value people and cultures from throughout the world. We believe our mission is to inspire our students to affect the world positively, to leave it each day just a little bit better than they found it. This ethos permeates our program, perhaps most conspicuously via our collective and individual community service program.
Our beautiful, state of the art campus is equipped with advanced technology, including our Jackson Innovation Lab complete with our 3D printer and green screen for student video productions, SmartBoards and Smart Projectors in classrooms, iPads and laptops galore for student use. Our Middle School has embraced a Bring Your Own Technology program, honoring the individuality and varying levels of tech savvy among our students. Our technology curriculum is integrated across all academic disciplines to ensure lessons are meaningful and applicable to a technology-infused world. The result is an intentionally tech-present learning community where technology is embraced and utilized where it adds value to teaching and learning.
Special Classes and Field Trips
Students at Evergreen Country Day School attend classes that are taught by specialists in the field including science, Spanish, art, music, library, and physical education. Middle school students also engage in elective classes including journalism, culinary arts and advanced use of technology. Additionally, classes take frequent field trips that support learning. Some of the science related field trips include overnight experiential learning. Team building and leadership skills are emphasized during these outings.
Positive Character Traits and Values
Evergreen Country Day School realizes that it is important to teach and reinforce values. We focus on integrity, honesty and showing respect to those in the school and the community. Table manners are taught and practiced during our family style lunches!
Strength of Community
When you decide to enroll your child in Evergreen Country Day School, your family becomes part of a network of families with the same goals. As a parent, you may have the opportunity to connect with other parents to discuss the lives of your children. You’ll be invited to our weekly Town Meetings to see classroom performances and to hear students give oral presentations. You’ll be invited to hear special speakers and attend social functions.
Evergreen Country Day School recognizes the rate of change in education and society and is continually striving to meet the needs of our students in today’s changing world. We look forward to meeting you, and hope that you’ll contact us to learn more about what an Evergreen Country Day School Education can do for your child.